Teaching TRX

Late this morning I taught my first TRX class! I went through basic training for the class last week and have taken TRX classes at my current gym and at my old gym in the past, but I was still nervous. Teaching TRX is uncharted territory!

The room where I will be teaching is actually a spinning room, so it’s small and only has room for five TRX straps after we move the bikes aside. This means I need to get creative!


For today’s class, I created a circuit that paired a TRX exercise with a cardio-focused exercise like skaters, mountain climbers, high knees or jumping jacks. It was fun to be able to play some of my favorite workout songs during the class since I’ve been limited to playing older music when I teach water fitness. (I’ve integrated some newer songs into my water fitness classes and they go over okay, but classic oldies are always praised by the water fitness crowd.)

The TRX class went well and time flew by! It was a fun class to teach, but I need buy a new GymBoss timer to help me time the intervals. I didn’t like feeling like I had to check my stopwatch because it meant that my eyes were off the class, so using a timer that will automatically beep should help alleviate that issue.


Lunch today came together fast thanks to leftovers!

peppers and italian sausage

I reheated last night’s dinner in the break room microwave and dug in!

italian sausage and peppers

Italian sausage + Peppers + Onion

I also ate a few no bake oatmeal nut butter balls right after I taught water fitness. They are so darn good!

Now it’s time for me to pack and hit the road for Jacksonville. I’m catching a ridiculously early flight to Las Vegas in the morning and didn’t want to tackle the two-hour drive to the airport at 3 a.m., so I’m spending the night at my parents’ place.

Enjoy your evening!


  1. Amy @ Run with Perseverance says

    LOVE TRX! They had it at my old gym, but since I’ve moved to Florida I don’t have it at my gym 🙁 My favorite was the core series we’d do at the end of class with the straps on our feet with a progression of planks, knee tucks, pikes, mountain climbers, etc. So tough, but felt so great!


  2. Casey says

    Hey Julie!
    My moms trainer actually just downloaded a gymboss app on her iphone today. I have the actual gadget, and she doesn’t know how to use it and this works perfect for her trainer, and now for her!

    hope this helps!


  3. says

    I have never taken a TRX Class. I get pretty intimidated with anything that I’m not too firmiliar with, which isn’t good since I just got my personal trainer certification from NASM (I picked them from your blog!) and really want to get started in the fitness industry.


  4. Vicky says

    I have a TRX and have played with it a few times. Would you be able to share your workout with us? I seem to keep doing the same exercises over and over. Some variety would be great.


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