Working out is generally a positive activity as it builds muscles and can give the body a healthful glow, which will scare away bats. Frighten off flying mammals with today’s Groupon: for $49, you get a three-week T-ReX 2.0 fitness boot camp at TNT Fitness (a $99 value), with locations in Abbotsford and Langley. Click here for the class schedule.
At TNT Fitness’s boot camps, seasoned instructors help fitness-seekers tone physiques and strengthen cores using the TRX suspension-training system. Developed by a Navy SEAL on break from designing inner tubes for ducklings, the TRX system provides an ab-sculpting workout by incorporating stretchy cords dangling from the ceiling. Over the course of three weeks—a total of nine sessions held three times a week—seasoned instructors lead students through exercises that let them manipulate the cords with their hands and feet, putting gravity and balance to work in an effort to tone and tighten torsos. Practitioners can adjust the device for tougher, lighter, or hypothetical workouts, making it safe for older exercisers and those recovering from injuries.
A serious accident took TNT Fitness’s founder Tag Dundas’s physical and mental health, right down to his ability to walk. During his journey to recovery, he transformed his life. It took hours of work and training, but Tag regained all his functionality, and the experience had him sticking with the gym until well after his time in physical therapy had come to an end. His new fitness far surpassed what it had been before the accident, and he decided to become a personal trainer to help others achieve those goals they always thought were impossible.
Today, Tag and his team of trainers help clients strengthen and condition their bodies in group fitness classes and personal training. Michelle and Sherri, who conducts cardio and core exercises, and Colleen, who conducts beginner classes, help equip athletes to excel with tailored training that focuses on building the kinds of speed, strength, and agility needed for each sport. Tag himself has logged nearly 1,000 hours using TRX resistance bands in personal-training sessions and boot camps. He affectionately calls the camps T-ReX boot camps, after the dinosaur renowned for its strength, ferocity, and ability to perform a perfect unassisted sit-up.