TRX Training

What is it?

Developed by the US Navy SEALs, TRX Suspension training is a form of exercises which uses your bodyweight to develop strength, balance, flexibility and core stability simultaneously. Suspension training develops physical strength while using functional movements and dynamic positions.

The TRX Suspension Trainer is a very simple piece of exercise equipment. It consists of two adjustable length straps of seatbelt like material, hung from the ceiling and with handle on the ends.

These non-stretchy straps allow the user to adjust their bodyweight in relationship to gravity to work the entire body and because of this the workout can be as gentle or as intense as the individual wants. Once you’re familiar with the concept you perform the movements and adjust your body angle to achieve the desired level of challenge.

Each class is split into four 10 minute rounds of exercise with a cardiovascular element separating each round. A thorough warm up and cool down are also included.

Who is it for?

Due to the nature of the equipment, anyone can theoretically join the class as you can make each exercise as hard or as easy as you like.

TRX is available to people of all ages although we prefer to see under 16s on a 1:1 basis rather than a group class. Furthermore, the classes can be intense and will certainly get you sweating, so if you have any long standing or serious medical conditions you should consider a 1:1 session first. If you are unsure of your ability, a 30 minute 1:1 session to familiarise yourself with the equipment and understand how to adjust each move appropriately would be strongly recommended.

We have recently introduced a Beginners TRX class for those who are new to the technique, and would like a more gentle start.

What to expect

At the Courtyard we are committed to offering you the very best TRX programme delivered by instructors who are fully trained Chartered Physiotherapists. This provides a unique opportunity for you in that your instructor will use physiotherapy skills of assessment and rehabilitation to specifically tailor exercises and routines to work on areas of weakness.

An individual, one hour session with your instructor is required prior to attending any of our TRX sessions. This will enable you to receive a full assessment and to learn the basics of The TRX Suspension Trainer system.


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Meet the instructors

Ray Fielding

Ray Fielding

Physiotherapist and TRX Instructor

I strongly believe that an individual’s quality of life is intrinsically linked to physical and mental activity. For treatment to be its most effective there must be a relationship of trust and understanding. I try to ensure that the treatment I provide is as informative and fun as I can make it.

Here’s What Our Clients Think of Us

For Karla (Hypnotherapist)

“I was here on 3-day work experience. The first day I was nervous but there was a ‘family atmosphere’ where everyone was really welcoming and made me feel comfortable. I enjoyed every minute and would love to come again.” Charlie Edwards

For Vicky (Vim and Vigour)

“I am now nearing the end of my second course of Vim and Vigour sessions. I must say, along with thoroughly enjoying myself I have noticed an improvement in my balance, core strength and flexibility over this period. My thanks go to Vicky who has focused the activities towards my particular needs and has also raised my awareness of how to combat the ageing issues my body is facing. Thank you.” Karen McDonald

For Jo (Physiotherapy)

“I have to say that in all my years, working and coaching, and being treated myself, that was one of the finest pieces of work I’ve ever witnessed. My daughter is a very complex, head strong young lady. I am truly in awe of the way Jo took on the mental and physical challenges in a way she could accept. Very grateful for all you’ve done”         

 For Jo Roberts (Equipment Based Pilates)

“Over the last 2 years of rehab, I’ve done lots of different exercises, some extreme that have worked me hard. This is the only one that I’ve had to ask to stop mid-session to get a drink of water, that’s how hard it pushes you, do not underestimate this fantastic form of exercise.” Jerry Fowler

Ready to Make a Change?

Making that first appointment is the most important part. If you’re not quite sure what you need don’t worry, give us a call or send an email. Our job is to help you find the best way forward with the most appropriate treatment plan or class for you.