If you are a personal trainer and want to expand your expertise and looking for a TRX Training Certification, read this article to learn what steps need to be taken to become a TRX expert.
You will however need to have a certification in personal training if you would like to do one on one training or for group training you will need to have a group-ex certification.
TRX offers a Professional Training Education course that will teach you all the fundamentals about suspension training and the various levels that you can take in order to better your TRX knowledge. Most gyms do not hire any personal trainer that has not been certified by ACE, AFAA, NASM, ACSM, etc.
How to get your TRX Certification Training Courses
You can get your TRX certification courses online at the TRX Education Website. They offer live courses as well as digital courses that you can do at home or at any TRX Gym location of your choice.
The live courses are broken into 4 sections that costs $295.00 each (please see discounts and coupons pages for deals). There are no prerequisites for these courses only that you would need personal training certification if you wish to take on clients.
Live Professional TRX Courses
The professional live courses that you can choose are:
- TRX Suspension Training Course
- TRX Functional Training Course
- TRX Group Training Course
- TRX Rip Training Course
- TRX Sports Medicine Suspension Training Course
- Advanced Group Training Course
Previously they were broken down into 10 individual courses but now have been rearranged into the above format which is very well structured and effective.
It is very straight forward to set up and get started. All courses are done in your area at a specific date and time. You will need to select your city and see if the courses are available. If it is not, they will become available soon. You can take these courses in another city that is close by.
At the moment there seems to be more course scheduled in the United States and Canada. The United Kingdom has a few but might not be convenient for all.
What Does TRX Trainer Courses Consist Of
As mentioned above, there are 6 individual courses:
1) TRX Suspension Training Course
Learn suspension training for groups with this 1 day – 8 hour course. You will learn how to properly set up your TRX equipment. Learn 2 different group style formats and apply a TRX workout that suits your style.
2) TRX Functional Training Course
Learn how to teach circuit-based small group workouts with TRX and additional modalities with this innovative, one-day course.
3) TRX Group Training Course
Learn how to dominate in small group training and evolve your coaching skills with this Group Training course.
4) TRX Rip Training Course
Learn how to teach Rip Training to a group. Learn how to scale your Rip workouts for all levels. Learn the fundamentals of Rip Training and how to implement it for your clients. Correct set up and how to properly use the TRX Rip Trainer.
5) TRX Sports Medicine Suspension Training Course
Learn how to create rehabilitation and injury prevention programs by incorporating the TRX suspension training system.
6) Advanced Group Training Course
Bring it all together and become a certified TRX Group coach. Prerequisites: Suspension Training Course (STC), in addition to the Functional Training Course (FTC) and/or the Group Training Course (GTC).
When completing each level, you gain points which goes toward your TRX Core Rank. This improves your level of expertise and makes you more of a professional TRX trainer having higher credentials. You will also receive Continuing Education Credits (CECs).
If you are interested and have been thinking about getting your TRX Certification, this video gives a quick insight to what is involved. A great source for suspension exercises and training is Dan Long’s Suspension Revolution.
Digital TRX Professional Education Courses
TRX has now added digital courses that can be downloaded to your PC, laptop, MacBook, tablets and smart phones. It consists of:
- TRX For Yoga :: $119.95
- TRX Suspension Training Basics :: $89.95
- TRX Core Membership :: $19.95
With the digital courses, you set your own pace and schedule. The TRX Suspension Training Basics teaches you the basic skills and understand the fundamentals of Suspension Training and how to use the TRX suspension trainer with your clients.
This course includes detailed instructional videos and a handbook to follow that helps you gauge your understanding and get you ready for the final test.
You will learn how to:
- Proper set up of the suspension trainer
- Perform basic procedures correctly
- Learn how to adjust the intensity of the trainer
- Coaching a variety of workouts and exercise programs
- Access to further TRX professional opportunities
You will receive access to instructional videos and instructions on how to download your material.
Once you have completed your course, you will receive and electronic version of your proof of completion which can be used to claim your CEC’s.
The TRX Core Membership is an ongoing monthly membership that provides you with continuing TRX Education and tools to advance your training levels. Videos will be accessible through your online TRX account called a locker. You will have access to many features and save 20% off all TRX products. A nice incentive indeed along with other bonus items!
Reviews from TRX Customers
I use the TRX Suspension trainer with clients on a 1:1 basis, but I will be leading a regularly scheduled small group TRX Suspension class in the fall, and this course really helped me to refine my cueing skills and gain a much needed level of confidence to lead a small group through a workout. You get a lot of hands on practice to workout any kinks in your performance as the group leader. I am really glad I took this course and I highly recommend it to any one who has reservations about leading a TRX suspension class. You’ll walk away with a whole new perspective on your ability to lead the workout. – Zee Zee Matta
I was privileged to have Noah Rolland, Michael Piercy and Susane Pata, 3 excellent TRX trainers in one room for this workshop, it was great a non stop day of knowledge along with other excellent . personal and group trainers each TRX class i take makes me that much better at what i do and makes me come home and buy another con ed class. this class itself was so great and was totally unexpected the way it was laid out. Kudos to TRX. – Marc Carraro