TRX Classes: Suspension Training System

Clients love this full-body workout class! Don’t let the straps intimidate you, anyone is welcome to try these classes. Want to learn more about the TRX system? Here’s a little look at the history of TRX and how it got started.


This 45-minute class uses the TRX Suspension Training system for functional training. We’ll use your body weight to help build strength and balance on the suspension trainer. This class will challenge the core, cardio, flexibility, and strength all at the same time. The TRX workout is an effective full-body workout and always a good time!

TRX class MechanicsburgTRX Express:

In just 30 minutes, you’ll work your core, cardio, and strength training using the TRX Suspension Trainer. This total-body workout will activate all of our muscles in each compound move, leaving you with that great post-workout feeling!

Cycle + TRX:

A combination of indoor cycling and TRX! We’ll start this class with 30 minutes of cardio on the bikes followed by 20 minutes of strength and balance training on the TRX Suspension Training system. We’ll use your body weight to help build strength on the suspension trainer. A perfect mix to accomplish the most in just 50 minutes.

TRX Fusion:

Join in for a class full of all your favorite workout styles. TRX fusion will get your heart pumping, your muscles strong, and your mind sharp. With a combination of TRX & Dumbbell strengthening, HIIT intervals for cardiovascular strength, and a Barre style flow or even yoga as you transition from set to set, this class will be sure to keep you on your toes. It’s the best of all Group Fitness on the straps.

TRX is the perfect addition to the H2L family! It’s an incredible full-body workout that only requires the use of simple straps and body weight, so anyone can do it! As someone who has never been comfortable using the same old weight machines at a big box gym and gets bored with workout videos at home, TRX has been a great way for me to add weight training to my schedule, all in the comfort of an atmosphere I love!

Emma L.


What is TRX? TRX is a suspension training system that uses two straps in an effective way to build muscle. These classes will strengthen your body while adding some cardio and flexibility work. Everything is powered by your core, so it’s truly a full-body workout. We’ll use your body weight to accomplish simple moves (squats, lunges, push-ups), planks, hinges, etc.).

Can I use my package? Yes! All of our Group Class packages can be used for TRX, Barre, Yoga, Mat Pilates, HIIT, Bootcamp, Cycling, and any Cycling + Combo class! The pricing on these is first class free, single class $15, 5-pack of classes is $60 or a 10-pack of classes for $110. Unlimited members are welcome as well!

Do I need to have experience? Just like any class at the studio, we prefer that you start with one of our Beginner Workshops. Each month we try to hold one for each class. Sometimes the schedule changes, so make sure you look at our Events/Workshops page to mark your calendar.

If that doesn’t work out, we welcome all levels into our classes. We just encourage you to work within your comfort zone and take any modifications that the instructors offer you. So, yes.. you can just in without experience!

What do I need to bring? Just wear your sneakers, something comfortable and maybe bring some water. Everything else you’ll need for class, we’ll provide. You can enter the Cycle Door (Suite 105) at the studio.

What does TRX stand for? Total Body Resistance Exercise. TRX was invented by a Navy Seal who wanted a way to get in the best shape, no matter where he was. It’s called the TRX Suspension Trainer. Our staps stay in one place, but the idea behind them was you can take them anywhere and use them indoors or outdoors, on a wall, fence, tree, door.. wherever you can attach them.

Do I need sneakers? Yes, we wear sneakers or gym shoes during these classes.

What are the benefits? The great thing about TRX is the total-body workout you get from class as we target each muscle group. You’ll find you are working your core and increasing your muscle endurance. Another benefit is that all levels can find TRX enjoyable, from pro athletes to beginners, seniors, and those with injuries. You’ll find that you will become more flexible, and stronger, and be able to push yourself a little more each week.

Harrisburg TRXWhat muscles will I work? All. Of. Them.

How long is the class? We have regular TRX classes at 45 minutes and an Express TRX that is 30 minutes. Both deliver a full-body workout.

Do I get my own straps? Yes. Each anchor on the wall has two sets of straps. Each client gets their own staps that has two handles.

Do I need to bring a mat? You are welcome to bring your own yoga or Pilates mat, but we do provide a thicker, textured TRX mat that will ensure you don’t slip. So don’t worry about bringing yours, unless you prefer.

Will I break a sweat? Most people do, but it’s up to you how hard you want to push yourself. Our instructors always teach to all levels, so if you need a break, or need to slow it down, you should listen to your body. If you challenge yourself, you’ll feel your heart beating faster and feel a little sweat :).

Are squats easier with or without the straps? Trx squats are designed to help build strength and tone the leg muscles. Depending on your fitness level you can use the straps to help build safely at a beginner level or work on your depth as you advance in your squat execution.

How often should I come to TRX? As with any class, we always suggest 3 times a week. We encourage clients to add variety to their workout plan, so maybe jumping into a cycling class once a week, yoga once a week, and TRX a few times. Whatever combination you find to best fit your needs/schedule!

H2L TRX Instructors

Meet Heather E.

The Facts: Heather Eyster teaches Barre, Cycle, and TRX classes here at H2L Studio. She’s certified in the Barre Above Method, Schwinn Indoor Cycling, NCCPT (National Council for Certified Personal Trainers) and SCW Sports Nutrition.

Her History: Heather has played sports her entire life and after playing basketball in College at West Chester she needed to do something to stay active. Heather had avidly practiced yoga since she was a Junior in High School and she fell in love with weight training during college. In 2012 she became a personal trainer while living in DC and always preached to her clients and herself that you have to switch it up! She encouraged them to try different classes, different types of cardio and not just stick with the same methods of exercise over and over again. Heather came to H2L when it first opened and took a Barre class with Courtney and fell in love. About a two years later she decided to get certified and wanted to be part of the studio she fell in love with. As part of “switching it up” about a year after getting certified in Barre she got certified in Cycling. She is also one of our TRX certified trainers. When Heather isn’t working in Sales or teaching here, she is spending time with family and friends, hiking, going to concerts, always trying new food and traveling whenever she can!

What to Expect: During Heather’s class, you can expect to hear a variety of music from classic rock to rap music while incorporating more yoga and weight training.

Words to Live by: Own who you are.

Guilty Pleasure: Peanut Butter, Almond Butter, and Red wine.

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Meet Heather M.

The Facts: Heather Martin teaches TRX and Cycling classes at H2L Studio. She grew up here in Central PA and after many years in other states, she and her husband Bob moved back to raise their family in Mechanicsburg.

Her History: Fitness has always been a big part of Heather’s life. In college, she played Field Hockey for the James Madison University Dukes where she was named an All-American her senior year. After graduating with a degree in International Business and Spanish she worked as a management consultant for Accenture in Washington DC but never left her fitness roots behind. She started coaching part-time in 1994 and has been involved in some way with sharing her love of the game since that time. She has coached and trained athletes at the college, high school, and club level and recently took over the youth program for Mechanicsburg. Fitness is a part of her family life as well, and most vacations involve some sort of active adventure! Her three kids are all involved in sports; Abby runs Cross Country and Track for Washington University in St. Louis, Alec plays lacrosse at Kings College, and Isabelle plays soccer and runs track for Mechanicsburg High School. Her husband Bob played tight end at Washington & Lee and her brother Bryan played wide receiver for the Virginia Cavaliers.

Throughout her playing and coaching career, Heather has embraced the importance of functional training for injury prevention and reaching your overall fitness goals. She is excited to share her love of all things fitness with the clients at H2L! 

What to Expect: During Heather’s class, you can expect to be pushed and encouraged to find your limit and go past it!

Words to Live by: “Courage is not the absence of fear, but the power to triumph over it” – Nelson Mandela


Meet Lindsey

studio instructorThe Facts: Lindsey Wirth teaches Barre, Cycling, and Cycle/Sculpt and is certified through Inline Barre, TRX Suspension Training and Schwinn Cycling.

Her History: Lindsey graduated from Messiah College in December 2017 with a degree in Music and Worship and a minor in Human Development and Family Science. Her love for fitness began in her junior year of high school where she developed a love for running and yoga. Although her days of running became less frequent as she experienced knee problems, she began attending H2L shortly after the studio opened and quickly fell in love with Barre, Barefoot, Cycling and Pilates. While she never thought she would become a fitness instructor, she is excited to share her passion for exercise and wellness with others. Each time she practices Barre or attends a cycling class she believes it is another opportunity to push herself, mind and body, more than the class before, and she hopes to empower others to do the same. She is also passionate about empowering others to feel confident and strong in the skin they are in.

When she is not teaching at H2L, she enjoys making music, practicing calligraphy, baking/cooking, and spending time with her husband, Mitch, and friends and family.

What to Expect: During Lindsey’s class, you can expect to work in longer intervals while being encouraged to work at your own pace and fitness level. By combining classic fitness movements and incorporating unique movements that the TRX allows for, she hopes the TRX classes will add a great variety to your fitness regime. Ultimately, she hopes you will feel encouraged to grow in your mental and physical strength, and leave feeling stronger and energized.

Words to Live by: Take time to do what fills your soul with joy.

Guilty Pleasure: Chick-Fil-A milkshakes and binging a good show on Netflix (preferably Grey’s Anatomy, Friends, or This is Us)

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Meet Sarah

The Facts: Sarah Arnold teaches Cycling classes here at H2L Studio. She’s certified in Schwinn Indoor Cycling, TRX Suspension Training and has her ACE Group Fitness Certification.

Her History: Sarah has been passionate about running for most of her life. Track&Field, Cross Country, 5Ks, half marathon training, you name it – she’s done it, or at least tried it. After experiencing her first couple of cycle classes a new passion was formed, and the links between cycling and running-inspired her to become a certified instructor. Outside of teaching cycling classes, Sarah loves to do DIY projects, outdoor activities, and is a stay-at-home mother of her two children – Owen and Thea.

What to Expect: During Sarah’s classes, you can look forward to jamming out to the latest hits, yesterday’s classics, and remixes in between. Expect a relaxed yet challenging atmosphere, as she encourages you to dig deep and rise to your next level of fitness!

Favorite Quote:“Do or do not, there is no try” – Yoda

Guilty Pleasure: Brownies-no doubt

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Meet Lauren

The Facts: Lauren holds her personal training and group fitness instructor certifications through AAAI/ISMA.  She is also a certified Sports Nutrition Consultant, is TRX certified, and teaches cycling classes.

Her History: Lauren began her fitness career over a decade ago when she began teaching cycling and group fitness classes at her gym.  She fell in love with inspiring others and the aspect of coaching individuals to see their greatest potential.  After years of teaching, Lauren eventually found herself working with the personal trainers in the gym and suddenly realized a strong passion for strength training and human physiology.  Lauren spent time shadowing and learning from trainers before eventually embarking on her own personal training career.  Now, she spends most of her time in the weight room where she is either lifting herself, or teaching others the power of strength training.

What to Expect: Every individual can be quite unique and the functions and state of their body differ drastically from the next person. She is absolutely trying to find the best training method to meet the individual and their goal.  Training is a personal experience and your coach should be working exclusively on a plan that meets your physical abilities and personal goals in a realistic and sustainable approach. That is the exact method she takes with every single client she works with.

Favorite Quote: “For I can do everything through Christ who gives me strength.”

Guilty Pleasure: Wine and Reality TV.

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