I admit it.  I am addicted to TRX Suspension Training.  It builds strength, flexibiity and cardio fitness.  In the last year (along with a reasonable diet), I have lost 43 pounds and my back doesn't hurt 24 hours a day, as before I started training on TRX.  It doesn't matter what your level of fitness is, you can do TRX at your fitness level and slowly build up the level of challenge.  I loved it so much, I became a qualified TRX trainer.  Check it out at your local gym or buy a set of straps for your house.  And, no, I get nothing from TRX for posting this, I just believe in it.  Check out this link to their main web site and watch their intro and training videos.

From the TRX Website:

What Is Suspension Training?

Born in the Navy SEALs, Suspension Training bodyweight exercise develops strength, balance, flexibility and core stability simultaneously.

It requires the use of the TRX Suspension Trainer, a highly portable performance training tool that leverages gravity and the user’s body weight to complete 100s of exercises.


The TRX Suspension Trainer is the original, best-in-class workout system that leverages gravity and your bodyweight to perform hundreds of exercises. You're in control of how much you want to challenge yourself on each exercise - because you can simply adjust your body position to add or decrease resistance.

The TRX Suspension Trainer:

          Delivers a fast, effective total-body workout

          Helps build a rock-solid core

          Increases muscular endurance

          Benefits people of all fitness levels (pro athletes to seniors)

          Can be set-up anywhere (gym, home, hotel or outside)

By utilizing your own bodyweight, the TRX Suspension Trainer provides greater performance and functionality than large exercise machines costing thousands of dollars.

Thousands of people at all fitness levels now train on the TRX: From everyday people who just want to feel and look their best to some of the world's most elite athletes. The TRX is used routinely by all four branches of the military, and can be found in the locker rooms of:

          Major League Baseball teams

          National League Baseball teams

          UFC fighters

          Olympic-level cyclists, swimmers & runners