Today on Twitter, Julie Benz, who is best known for playing Rita on Dexter, Tweeted that the worst thing about a morning workout is that it makes her legs sore all day. She used the following hashtag:
It is a widely known fact that Julie Benz has a pretty kicking body. So this Tweet made us curious: what the hell is a TRX band, and how can we try one?
A quick Google search turned up a flurry of results for the TRX fitness system, which uses suspension and a person’s own body weight as resistance. Basically, it’s like a Total Gym, but instead of the resistance bands being oriented like a weight bench, the TRX bands are suspended from the ceiling.
The technology (according to the website and ultra-fitness-y infomercial that it features) was developed by a Navy SEAL named Randy Hetrick. It is also, apparently, 7 years old, but was ostensibly waiting for P90X’s fame to flicker out and die before it could take over as the new confusing fitness acronym.
Unfortunately, the at-home kid is pricey–around $190 to get started–and it doesn’t look like many gyms have adopted the TRX system, so it’s unlikely I’ll get to try it any time soon. But at least now we can consider this celebrity fitness mystery closed, and feel really smug when, if this system gets huge, we all already know what it is.