The Benefits of TRX and the Baby Boomer

As a baby boomer you may like the convenience of having an exercise system you can take with you. One that will allow you the opportunity to work your muscles, boost your metabolism, and that is easy to use. Well, that’s where the TRX Suspension Trainer comes in handy!

The TRX Suspension Trainer is a good pick for those baby boomers who want a convenient, easy to use, muscle-building piece of equipment that can be taken anywhere. If you are familiar with resistance bands, you will have an idea of what the system is like. You can do some of the same exercises on it as you can resistance bands.

At around $200, the TRX Suspension Trainer comes with a host of benefits, including:

It is lightweight, making it easy to carry around. You can take it with you when you travel, so you always have an effective way to get your workout in. It can easily be stored as well.

Using it is simple. All you need is a closed door to hook it to. The video it comes with shows you different exercises you can do. Once you get used to them, you can take it anywhere and do them on your own.

This system is also good for helping to improve balance and flexibility. Many baby boomers struggle with balance issues, so doing exercises that help to improve it is recommended.

The TRX Suspension Trainer will give you a good, and effective, workout. It will work all the muscles in your body, helping to build muscle, as well as boost your metabolism. It provides a total body workout, yet it’s a small portable system.

It can be used for any fitness level. So although some avid athletes may use it in a class at the gym, it is also a solid pick for baby boomer’s looking for an effective exercise system at home or for traveling.

If you are like most baby boomers, you could benefit from a convenient exercise system that can easily be stored, as well as used for traveling. Some gyms also offer it as group exercise classes, where you can get the chance to try it before you buy it. The TRX provides this and more, making it worth considering. It will give you the chance to do hundreds of different exercises, working everything from your abs and glutes to your hips and thighs.

 

The Transformation of Dinah, Part II

 

 

 

 

 

Dinah Before (on the left)

 

 

 

 

 

Dinah After

As I have mentioned before, being a personal trainer is especially satisfying when you see that what you are working with someone on shows results. When a client walks in and their attitude has changed and their body is starting to change, you just feel great because you are helping that person to make a real difference in their life.

That’s just how it has been with my client Dinah. In Part I of her transformation story, I shared with you how she first came to me and what type of goals and regime I set her up on. Now I want to take you a little further into the story and share what happened next!

Because in addition to the weight problem Dinah has MS, I needed to take this into account and tailor her program some around it. She was concerned about such issues as her balance and heating up if she exercised too long or too intensely. So taking that into account, we continued on with her exercise schedule of working out three times per week.

I set Dinah up on the weight machines, doing two sets of 12-20 reps, in order to build her endurance and keep her from getting over worked. Every week we would make small goals toward getting better, and I would focus on getting her to celebrate and acknowledge small wins or victories. This is something everyone needs to do! You can’t always focus on the big picture; you also have to celebrate the little milestones and victories along the way.

As for her cardio workout, because of the concerns she had, I had her focus on using the stationary bike. This would help with being able to keep her balance. Plus, I had her do it for only 10 minutes at a time in the beginning, so it would prevent any over heating concerns that she had in regard to her MS.

Getting started with a new workout routine if you are not used to exercising or being physically active can be a big hurdle. The hardest part is getting started. But once you get going and do it for a couple of weeks, it becomes more like a habit, and you start to not mind it, then you may actually start to love it.

Did all of this weekly exercise and lifestyle changes pay off for my client Dinah? Tune into the next blog to see Part III and how she progressed. You just may be surprised at what some dedication to change can do!

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