3 Training Tools To Use In A Circuit Training Workout


Today’s exercise program will incorporate 3 training tools to create a mini circuit training workout. We will use GripR, Tru-Fit suspension, and resistance bands. I like to mix up the training tools to provide a varied workout that can help your client’s range of motion. The workout provides a full body workout as well as being functional.

We have recently partnered with TruFit in creating TruFit-The Ultimate Instructor Course

This course is designed to take you on a journey from the basics of the TruFit Unit 2.0 amazing handles, all the way through to applying the FASTER thought process called “rule the tool.” Unlike most training manuals and courses, the goal of this course is to help you own the exercises as well as the equipment! So that means by the end of this course, many of your skills can be taken to be used with other products and help you develop width in all of your training.

TruFit-The Ultimate Instructor Course  Learning Objectives:

Skill Development and Mastery
Handle Holds
Energy Escape
Rule the Tool

FASTER’s Training In’tension includes 2 of the main skills we believe all clients require, to a certain extent, to be better at moving and get better physical results.

Training In’Tension Course

Who is it for?
Personal Trainers, Therapist, Sports Performance Trainers and Strength and Conditioning Coaches
Trainers and Therapists that want to see an alternative to the outdated notion of keeping a neutral spine
Trainers and Therapists who want to know how to use straps and bands to get their clients strong within shorter ranges
Trainers and Therapists who need to be able to help their clients accept and redirect force
Why do it?
Learn about the reasons that functional training is not all about full range motions
See 100’s of exercise variables using training while suspended and using bands
Learn how to create your own exercises from these initial base exercises
Learn how to develop exercises that meet the requirements of your clients
Learn how to program these exercises
Develop a system to allow you to create your own programmes for training


If you are a new personal trainer or would like to enhance your program design, please click here for FASTER’s Circuit Training Course  The course content is split into the following stages –

Movement and Performance Training
Activating Muscles
Energy Systems Training
SETS – Program Card and System
TEST – for the certificate in FCT
Program Library


GripR Resistance Trainer (By Escape Fitness)

The GripR is a the perfect functional training tool to use in conjunction with body weight exercises. The GRIPR is ideal for individual exercises but, as it’s made to withstand the toughest of treatment by using micro grade steel sand within a double stitched neoprene bag, it’s also perfect for small group training sessions where it can be used for dynamic throwing and explosive catching drills. Progressive and suitable for a wide range of users. The steel sand displaces rapidly, so bags can be placed on the arms, legs, and feet. Trains deep core muscles while adding an exciting and unpredictable element to your workouts – your body never knows what’s coming next. The unique rubber printing treatment stretches with the fabric, ensuring it doesn’t crack or deteriorate over time.


Training in’tension includes 2 of the main skills we believe all clients require, to a certain extent, to be better at moving and get better physical results. This course focuses mainly on being supported (often called suspended) by straps (we use www.gettrufit.com) and bands. We use the handles from our straps (www.gettrufit.com) and then a Reebok speed band (www.escapefitness.com).


Workout:  60-second intervals per exercise, 20-second rest between exercises, repeat 3 times


Exercise 1 Trufit Suspension For Abs and Legs 



Exercise 2 Gripr Grab Grip Supported Squat Thrust Out Of Sync Wide To Narrow



Exercise 3 band standing push from chest to knee



Exercise 4 suspended squat thrust feet suspended wideout, narrow in, out of sync



Exercise 5 Gripr Pivot Right And Left With Press Rotation



Exercise 6 band supported squat thrust out of sync wide to narrow



Exercise 7 suspended squat wth pelvis rotation



Exercise 8 Gripr Pivot Right And Left With Press Rotation



Exercise 9 band resisted power push up rotate right and left