Barefoot are now suppliers of Official TRX products in Ireland. One of our most popular new products is the TRX Home Suspension Training kit which is a superb product from TRX. Read our review below.
The TRX Home Suspension Training kit comes with all the stuff you need to use it at home, you can connect it to a door as suggested but I have double-doors between my living and dining rooms so I wedge the doors open and hang it off a 2 x 4 that sits on top of the doors. It comes with exercise cards and there's plenty of videos to follow from the official site where you can register your kit and get free access to training regimes using your hologram code. Suspension training is strange to begin with but you quickly find that's part of what keeps it interesting. Pikes and push-ups and all the normal movements are much harder because you've much less stability to begin with.
I think it'll become more useful going into the winter months where it's harder to talk myself into outdoor stuff without going through a decent warm-up workout inside first. It's an enjoyable part of my routine now and I find it quick to set-up and break-down as needed. It bundles away quite well, so it may come on holidays with me later in the year too, though I'll leave the 2x4 at home I think.
Popular with celebrities such as Robbie Williams, Jaime Pressly, Mary J. Blige, Jeremy Piven, Natalie Coughlin and Jennifer Lopez the TRX home suspension kit has also made appearances on TV shows like "The Biggest Loser" and in many fitness magazines. It's a neat bit of kit, very durable and lots of fun to use.
Suspension training is a type of strength and resistance training where we use ropes or webbing allowing us to work against our own bodyweight. We carry the Total Resistance eXercise (TRX) brand of suspension trainers here at Barefoot which was developed by former Navy Seal Randy Hetrick in the 90s and first marketed commercially in 2005. TRX Suspension training kits and the exercise books and videos show a series of resistance and strength training movements that allow us to develop strength, balance, flexibility, and joint stability all at the same time. You do need some core strength to effectively use the system, just like any equipment scenarios you always listen to your body to ensure you're comfortable with the movement.
Colm O'Maille Fitness are running an 8 session course in Galway addressing 'Proper running technique' The sessions start on August 24th at the new running track in Westside, Galway and cost €40 for the whole course.
The course is suitable for all levels and addresses a series of important issues which often tend to induce poor running form in order to better help peoples training.
Signup to the course via Facebook
With our new styles coming in stock very soon we're clearing out some space with out end of season sale. All of the styles in our special sale area are discounted with some massive final discounts on end of line stock. It's a great opportunity to grab youself a bargain pair of Vibram Fivefingers.
Though fully stocked at time of posting, it won't last forever and styles and sizes are limited to what we have so jump right in and get your bargain pair as soon as possible.
We will also have some exciting new styles coming online in the next few weeks so check back regularly for the all new range for summer 2015.
Delivery is still just €10 anywhere in Ireland!
PayPal has launched Refund Returns, a new service that refunds you the return delivery costs on eligible online purchases. That means you can try our a new pair of Vibram Fivefingers and return them for free! The scheme is in a pilot stage, currently limited to purchases made between now and July 31st, 2015 according to the official programme conditions.
At a glance - what you need to know
To be eligible, all you need do is to opt into the free service by activating it on your PayPal account.
Detailed terms & conditions available here
The second ever Back2Barefoot race takes place in the beautiful and quiet country village of Kilmaine, Co. Mayo on Sunday March 29th, 2015. This is an officially measured, AAI approved road race. The course is mostly flat so if you are looking to achieve a personal best in an officially tracked and timed 10km event this is a great opportunity for you.
*Barefoot is classed as anyone running in Vibram Fivefingers or any other minimalist, zero drop shoe or who is actually running barefoot.