[quotes style=”modern” align=”left” author=””]Below is a recent article by the Australian Fitness Network about our new TRX Functional Training Course (FTC) by Paul Bulatao (Network & Fitness U) and his experience / feedback on the new course. Great work once again Marin for taking charge of this group and as always, ensuring all participants had a first class experience.[/quotes]

Always keen to experience new training programs, Paul Bulatao, National VET Manager for fitnessU, recently attended the latest TRX program – Functional Training Course (FTC) – delivered by Personal Training Academy.

“As a fan of TRX bodyweight training I was keen to attend this 1-day workshop to learn how to leverage TRX’s movementbased approach to training on the TRX Suspension Trainer and Rip Trainer to teach foundational movements and progressions.

With the TRX Suspension Trainer being featured heavily in the course, my fellow participants and I were required to have some previous experience with TRX Suspension Training. This enabled us to build on the baseline standards and apply the seven foundational movement-based training techniques to modalities such as Rip Training, kettlebells, medicine balls, sandbags, battling ropes, bands and bodyweight.

A notable feature of the course was its focus on effective cueing, which TRX calls ‘swing thoughts’. We were encouraged to find effective, simple and creative ways of communicating exercise instructions (swing thoughts) so that clients could easily understand and relate to the cues. With trends moving away from 1-on-1 personal training to small group training it was great to see TRX embracing this trend and taking on board teaching the art of cueing to personal trainers.

An interactive workshop, with a great mix of theory, discussions and practical skills, I walked away feeling like I’d experienced,instructed, corrected and practiced the seven foundational movements. I also walked away with a pretty nifty workbook detailing over 30 exercises with photos and a
bank of collaborative swing thoughts to use: I will never look at ‘apples’ and ‘apple sauce’ the same way again…”

For details on the course: www.ptacademy.edu.au/continuing-education/trx-training