I’ve been a bit slack recently on the fitness front. I’ve got all the regular excuses…cold, busy at work, change in seasons, attacked by a vicious cat, side effects of the antibiotics prescribed because of the cat bite… actually, all true.
Anyway, this last week or two, I haven’t felt like donning my trainers and dragging myself out of bed at 5.30am (who doesn’t want to just hit snooze?).
Today, however, things changed. I was fed up of feeling like a slug and decided to make use of my increasingly expensive ClassPass habit*. I went to a TRX class at Ten Health. I wasn’t under any illusions. I knew it was going to be tough. The workout is strength training and uses your own body weight. We did everything from lunges to planks to one-legged burpees (as awful as they sound). There has been lots written on the benefits of TRX as a total body workout. As no expert, I can’t comment on the science. All I can say is this:
- I broke a sweat
- I’m more malcoordinated than I thought
- One-legged burpees are not for me
- Plank seemed so much harder with your feet in stirrups
- After the class, I nearly fell down the stairs at the tube because my legs were shaking
- I can’t wait to go back
I recently tried a barre class which I loved but the difference for me with TRX is that the TRX felt like a much more efficient way to workout. I felt like I worked out a lot harder.
Time for a glass of wine…it is Sunday night after all.
Have you tried TRX? Does it work long term?
*I have a confession. Having booked various early morning classes in the last 10 days, in an effort to force me to get out of bed, I have then been guilty of hitting snooze and, through bleary eyes, confirming that I did wish to cancel my class and incur the late cancellation fee. Better than the “no show” fee I guess. Sliver linings and all that.