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What You'll Get
Choose Between Two Options
- $49 for a 10-class pass for Fit Fast classes ($120 value)
- $79 for a 20-class pass for Fit Fast classes ($240 value)
- See the class schedule.
During Fit Fast classes, exercisers complete 30 minutes of TRX suspension training and other bodyweight exercises designed to improve strength, cardio, flexibility, and balance.
TRX Suspension Training: Weight-Less Weight Training
Both mind and body can suffer from doing the same exercises day after day. Check out Groupon's overview of TRX suspension training to explore one way to help mix up your fitness routine.
Like many innovations, TRX suspension training—which uses gravity and body weight to provide muscle-building resistance—was the result of a creative thinker stuck in a tight spot. Or rather, tight spots. In the late 1990s, Navy SEAL Randy Hetrick was continually being deployed all over Europe and Asia to submarines, ships, and other posts that had neither the space nor the equipment necessary for the full-body workouts he needed to stay in shape. So, using the sewing skills all Navy SEALs had to learn to maintain their gear and embroider inspirational samplers, Hetrick tacked an old jujitsu belt onto some surplus parachute webbing and secured his invention over a door with a carabineer clip. By holding the ends of the fabric and leaning forward, or slipping his feet through the ends and holding his body in a pushup position, he found he could do a full range of rows, pull-ups, presses, curls, and other strength-training exercises in any setting. The invention caught on not only throughout the Navy but also with NFL quarterbacks, actors, and personal trainers.
The TRX system lets users make exercises more or less difficult simply by shifting their body angle and position. Along with its adaptability, a key part of its appeal is instability—specifically, the instability that causes core muscles to constantly shift as they work to maintain the body's balance as part of it hangs from a strap. The more muscle groups activated, the more calories are burned, making the workout as efficient as it is compact.
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About FIT Austin
FIT Austin's trainers specialize in teaching classes on the TRX suspension system, which uses the student's own bodyweight to generate resistance. Instead of attempting to build bulky muscles, these workouts instead take a more balanced approach that helps attendees of all fitness levels strengthen their cores and limbs, increase their range of motion, and become more resistant to athletic injuries. When using one of the gym's 20 TRX stations or 11 Rip Trainer stations as part of a group class or personal-training session, students will learn how to use controlled, functional movements to engage the core and utilize muscles that are hard to target with a traditional weight training workout or a workout where all the weights have been replaced with lazy cats.