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Getting fit with TRX, Fitness Director at YMCA introducing TRX for 2014

TRX classes to begin Jan. 6

Published: Friday, Dec. 27, 2013 11:37 a.m. CDT • Updated: Friday, Dec. 27, 2013 11:39 a.m. CDT

The Newton YMCA has made an investment in a recent fitness trend called TRX Suspension Training for 2014.

TRX is a high-intensity training allowing Y patrons to challenge them­selves at a level in coordination with their own personal levels of fitness.

“TRX adheres to most strength and condi­tioning coaches’ philosophy on training to keep your feet on the ground in three dimensions us­ing multiple joint movements with an empha­sis of working on and strengthening the core to maximize core function,” Fitness Director Jarred Lackey. “It will be great for all ages in develop­mental or strength stability gaining in different programs, such as speed and agility work for young teenagers or even potential for young high school kids who aren’t quite ready for weight training.”

The YMCA will be offering multiple levels and intensities of classes for individuals who are interested. Two basic classes will be offered with the United Way of Jasper County Fit for Life with TRX, which will have TRX training with an add­ed cardiovascular training supplement. The other basic class will be a TRX Suspension Training, which has three six-week sessions starting Jan. 7 at three different intensities — maximum, me­dium and low.

“It’s a good way to get an introduction to TRX with having a chance to breakdown the individu­al exercises or motions,” Lackey said.

The YMCA will offer a boot camp style of training with TRX called “Destruction by TRX,” which will be for an hour Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, with each session lasting for a month. Sessions will be offered in January through April. The cost of the classes range from $25 to $50 for YMCA members and $40-$75 for non-members.

For more information on the classes, contact Jared Lackey at (641) 792-4006.

Staff writer Zach Johnson may be contacted at (641) 792-3121, ext. 425, or at zjohnson@newtondailynews.com.