By Uriel Ortega |Staff Writer|
Total Body Resistance Exercise (TRX) is a high tempo, challenging, and unique exercise class offered at the Recreation Center.
The class is geared to keep the heart rate pumping, calories burning, and pain thriving with the variety of different exercises.
TRX Circuit Training is offered Mondays at 4:30 p.m. and Tuesdays at 12:00 p.m. in room 203 for all members of the Rec Center.
The TRX Suspension Training is the best-in-class workout for doing hundreds of exercises using bodyweight.
The TRX Circuit Training class at Rec Center is designed to build strength, balance, flexibility, and core stability simultaneously.
Michael Karim, the class instructor, was able to modify different exercises for various degrees of difficulty or ease. “You can always make it harder or easier,” said Karim.
TRX was created by the Navy SEALs and founded by Randy Hetrick who was a commando for the SEALs.
The Denver Nuggets, Pittsburgh Penguins, San Diego Chargers and all four branches of the military have adopted the new program.
“We’re dedicated to completely democratizing world-class training and we will not stop until that is done,” stated Hetrick on trxtraining.com.
No matter what your fitness level is, this class is designed for everyone. “Whether you are in shape or trying to get in shape, there is always a fitness level you can work at,” said junior Emily Hill.
“What I like most is the creativity of all the moves, no move is like a normal workout,” said Hill.
Karim was very involved in demonstrating and assisting the students in proper technique and form.
“The instructor is very outgoing, he teaches you all the different exercises and different ways of doing them,” said Hill.
Karim is in his junior year and is majoring in Kinesiology with an emphasis in Physical Therapy.
He became involved in the fitness program after he had suffered a motorcycle accident that required him to do a lot of his own rehabilitation.
This inspired him into a field where he could help others, not only through rehabilitation, but through health and fitness.
“I wanted to touch more lives and I felt that exercise classes were the perfect thing,”said Karim.
TRX is not only for working out, but can be utilized for rehabilitation and strengthening injuries that one may have suffered.
“I use this class for my clients with cerebral palsy, to clients who want to loose weight or gain muscle, it’s an effective workout for everyone,” said Karim.
Karim is a personal trainer at the Recreation Center and has been involved with group exercises for almost two years.
He has acquired a lot of experience and is very passionate for fitness and group exercises.
TRX is a high pace class with very motivated and energetic students who are ready to burn calories and sculpt their bodies.
“I love the high energy and how everyone comes together to achieve a goal,” said Karim.
Traci Simpson, a member at the Rec Center has been taking TRX for a year now and encourages everyone to at least try it.
“It’s different, it’s challenging, and when you think you got it they throw a curve ball at you. It’s fun and a great work out,” said Simpson.
Student membership fees are included for CSUSB students, and are granted access to all Group Exercises, so start the year by getting in shape with TRX Circuit Training.