Find your strength at London’s leading TRX studio
Words Elizabeth Hutton
TRX equipment can be found in many gyms around the city. No one, however, specialises in TRX suspension training quite like Equilibrium. Here, under the watchful eyes of founders and trainers Niko and Jay, you will learn how to use the equipment properly. So much so that you won’t walk the next day – you’ll waddle.
Invented by a navy seal who wanted to work out while on the go, the TRX suspension trainer is a two-handle strap made for those who want to train hard outside of the gym. As a result, the apparatus comes with limitless possibilities, ones which Niko and Jay seem to have made it their mission to discover. And, judging by the fact that in one single session we made our way though single-leg and jump squats, alternating knee tucks, pikes, planks, hip drops, pull ups and push-ups, among several other inventive moves, I’d say they’ve done pretty well so far.
The real selling point of Equilibrium, however, is the fact that while it’s seriously tough, it’s also a lot of fun. Playing with balance, gravity and strength, you can’t help but enjoy the challenges that the straps present. It’s this that keeps everyone coming back for more and why the clientele is so varied; the boys teach everyone, from bankers and businessmen to fitness models and pro boxers.
This, and the fact Niko is by far the best trainer I have ever had… and humble too. Which he, ever the joker, told me to tell you.
Equilibrium, 27 St Anns Road, W11; weareequilibrium.com