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MERCER, Pennsylvania - A person's body weight and a couple of cables are all that's really needed for the full body workout class TRX.

It's a workout program developed a couple of years ago by a former Navy SEAL who while deployed overseas used parachute cables and a tree to work out.

The workout program is gaining popularity among celebrities, professional athletes and local gym goers. Cool Springs Fitness in Mercer recently launched the class at its facility.

"The TRX is wonderful for body transformation, functional training. It is really good for toning muscles and if you set it up like a circuit, where you don't give yourself a lot of rest, you will get a nice cardio vascular benefit as well," said Cool Springs Fitness facility manager Dennis DiRaimondo.

DiRaimondo says every move performed with the TRX engages a person's core regardless if they're working their upper or lower body. There are several hundred exercises that can be performed using the nylon cables, pole and in some cases tension rod. Every single exercise can be modified for any fitness level.

"By simply moving your feet or placing yourself in different positions you actually increase the intensity of some of the exercises. If you are standing more upright it is easier and if you bring yourself more at a slant or a parallel position then it is a lot harder to do some exercises," DiRaimondo said.

If you don't live near a gym that offers TRX classes there is a home unit you can purchase. The TRX website also provides workout plans you can follow.

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