The one piece of gym equipment that will tone your abs faster The one piece of gym equipment that will tone your abs faster

If you want to tone and tighten your core for flat-abs this summer, there is one piece of gym equipment you need to be using….

TRX Straps

Those straps hanging from the Functional Fit area of your Fernwood gym look pretty unassuming – but when used in the right way, they can deliver a killer core workout tougher than your average plank session.

The key to their difficulty is the instability factor: when your hands or feet are suspended in the TRX straps, you lose two points of contact with the floor. Meaning you need to recruit more of your core muscles to stabilise yourself and remain balanced.

Try it for yourself

Want to give it a go but don’t know where to start? Try this 25-minute workout comprising five killer-core moves from our Fernwood Tuggeranong owner Lana.