Over the last couple years I’ve seen these things on and off. They seemed neat, but a little out of my price range at the time. I’m also a pretty careful buyer, and even more wary of the multitude of “fad” fitness items floating around out there.

But, I cracked. And I now own a TRX.

I gotta say, this thing is absolutely fantastic. It’s by no means revolutionary, but offers a load of options for regressing and progressing exercises. I can use this one piece of equipment to perform the same exercise with myself and several clients, simply changing angle, grip or stance to vary the difficulty. Considering this, it’s a hell of a lot easier than owning 10 different kettlebells for a number of clients at different levels.

I’m still learning the moves, and more importantly how to cue them, but I’m definitely enjoying it. The TRX is now a staple in all of my programs, and I’m thinking it will remain that way for years to come.