I Cross Train with TRX…A LOT.


Monday: 15 abs

Thank you guys so much for all the fueling advice!! After reviewing comments I’m going to try eating small amounts of food frequently, instead of what i’m used to doing–> GU every 45 minutes. I didn’t realize just how different fueling for a marathon is compared to a half. I honestly thought it was the same… all you blogger/runners out there are awesome and thank you again.


Good Morning! Time for Coffee & Blogging!

Sunday I was in a TRX Training class from 9-5. I took a course for their suspension trainer last October, this time it was for the Rip Trainer. Tool description–Rip Training utilizes a lever bar and resistance cord to provide a unique mix of rotation, core stability, control, power, strength, mobility, metabolic conditioning, balance and coordination challenges…The Rip Trainer allows users to engage in unlimited movements which, when performed properly, enhance fluidity and range of motion and decrease the risk of injury.”

TRX tools are incredible and no i’m not paid for saying that or in any way affiliated with TRX. I’ve been using their suspension trainer for about 6 months now and i’ve noticed a HUGE difference in the way my body looks. This is probably because TRX workouts are fun and effective so I want to workout more often. If you know a friend or a gym that has one, try it out!


Doing Squats + Rows with the Rip Trainer!

…on top of how awesome TRX is, it’s also a fun workout and i had my mom do a workout while she was here. See how much fun she’s having!


During the 8 hour class we definitely worked out about 3 of those hours. (Immediately after i went to a nearby park and ran a few speedy miles to finish out peak week!). Overall the day was well spent, I was spent and I got to meet a bunch of cool people.

Billy, Me, Jessica & Leslie

Billy, Me, Jessica & Leslie

I hope everyone has a great day. Keep Boston in your hearts and remember that a year ago, everyone became a Bostonian. I pulled my Facebook status from that week and it still resonates with how I feel today.

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Anyone ever tried TRX suspension or rip training before?

Who’s running Boston next Monday or trying to qualify this year?

Author: She's Going the Distance


11 thoughts on “I Cross Train with TRX…A LOT.

  1. Yes. You kick my butt with TRX at least once a month. And its awesome.

  2. I kind of can’t comprehend the picture of the Rip Trainer… it looks fun though! Love that status, too. I can’t believe it’s already been a year.

    • hah it’s hard to describe even with the picture. you have to imagine a stick attached to an exercise band. it throws your balance off and works one side of your body a harder than the other and forces your core to work. and it’s a lot of fun!

  3. I tried TRX a few years ago and loved it, but its an extra charge at my gym. I already pay enough for a gym membership that I rarely use, so I cant bring myself to pay for anything else there. I’ve never heard of the rip trainer, but I will be looking out for it!

  4. Never heard of TRX (not a ‘gym person’ … I just run 😉 ), but it all looks and sounds cool!

    I would love to be back in the Boston area again – didn’t get into town for the Marathon as much as I would have liked because work was never closed on Patriot’s Day (unlike school – it IS a state holiday) …

  5. I want to try a TRX class. A gym here just got the equipment so I hope to try it out soon. My aunt’s personal trainer has been having her use TRX and that plus cardio is how she’s lost almost 100 lbs. Would love to BQ someday but that goal is still several years away.

  6. Never done TRX, but I’d love to try it! My gym is kind of bare bones, so I’m not sure where I’m going to try a class, but I’ll figure something out.

    I’ll be following Boston from my desk on Monday, but one day I hope to qualify!

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