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Tried a new workout today


Wednesday, May 18, 2011

My gym recently added TRX suspension training. It's pretty cool and a great workout for the core and upper body, especially. For anyone who is curious what it is, here is a YouTube video (it will explain it better than I can).
www.youtube.com/watch?v=
SxzQjbJLLJk


Anyway...as I mentioned, this is new at my gym. They are doing demos right now to raise interest and let people know it is available. When I dropped my little one off in the kids area, the instructor was in there recruiting people so I decided to check it out. I had seen it before at another area gym and have been kind of intrigued by it ever since but never tried it.

I had fun trying it, but unfortunately, it is something you have to pay extra for - $99 or more, depending on which package of classes you buy. This irks me because I think as members we pay enough already, and I told the instructor that at the end of the session when she tried to get us to buy a package. I told her I would gladly do it if it were free. :)

Oh well! Tomorrow is is back to same old, same old. I do need to find something new to do to keep me out of an exercise rut.
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DIVINEPRINCESS 5/20/2011 1:57PM

    Good on you for at least trying it! And for staying with your exercise program. I don't exercise long enough to get into a rut!!! Which is one of the many reasons I'm loving this TAR challenge. It makes being physical and collecting fitness minutes fun.

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MHNGJR 5/20/2011 1:52AM

    I had never heard of it so followed your link to check it out. Spendy but looks like a good workout. I wouldn't pay for it at the gym though.

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ILOVEROSES 5/18/2011 9:41PM

    I agree with the others that they shouldn't charge extra. You pay enough already for your membership.

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BCARSON11 5/18/2011 9:18PM

    I tried the TRX at our gym in a demo also. They charge extra for it as well. So I bought a TRX for home. It was much more economical than buying classes. You can get it with a piece that fits over a door. It works great. I love it. I'm glad I got it.

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COUCH2FITLIFE 5/18/2011 6:30PM

    Man...what a tease to have a demo and then want you to pay that much more! Why even have classes included in the price if they're not all gonna be included?

I hope you find something to help you switch it up!

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JACKIMOON 5/18/2011 4:52PM

    My gym has some extra classes like that. It's like everyone thinks they have to upsell you. Would you liek to "Super Size" your gym membership and add X to it?

If the Pilates classes at my gym were free I'd take them too! TRX training..sounds like something I should try... too bad it's an upsell!

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*AMBER512 5/18/2011 4:34PM

    They charge extra? Maybe to recoup the cost of getting them, but that seems insane. My gym has those, but they only have eight or ten I think and the class is always full, but they also don't charge!



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NATPLUMMER 5/18/2011 4:32PM

    I hate when they charge extra for classes at the gym. It's true, you do pay enough already.
It does look fun, though.


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