Rope training has been around as early as the 1800s.

Randy Hetrick, a former Navy Seal and Stanford MBA graduate, developed the Total Resistance eXercise (TRX) equipment and the associated Suspension Training bodyweight exercises in the 1990s, and started marketing it in 2005. Kurt Dasbach, a former professional soccer player in Chile, discovered an ancient Andean conditioning system that utilized ropes[non-primary source needed] while playing in South America and developed a rival product, Inkaflexx, around the same time. Inkaflexx has since closed shop, but TRX continues as a $60 million per year business.

In 2008, ex Bristol City F.C. fitness coaching team Mark Hammond and Pete Faulkner developed the FKPro two-strap system. In 2009 Fabio Martella MMA coaching wrote the first TRX technical manual in Italy. Another alternative is the aeroSling ELITE made in Germany. This "Suspended Pulley Trainer" also contains a pulley system. The Hook Isometrics/Suspension Trainer by Sierra Exercise Equipment enables the user to use it for either suspension training or isometrics training. In 2010 Zita Alves, a Personal Trainer and Fitness Entrepreneur developed the Ztrainer Suspension Fitness System. Evolution has continued with newer suspension bodyweight trainers offering wider cambered workouts, such as the CoreX Suspension Trainer, which is designed to place less stress on joints and tendons than traditional suspension bodyweight trainer.

TRX Suspention Training

The TRX Suspension Trainer is the original, best-in-class workout system that leverages gravity and your bodyweight to perform hundreds of exercises. You're in control of how much you want to challenge yourself on each exercise - because you can simply adjust your body position to add or decrease resistance.

Train Anywhere

Lightweight and portable, the TRX Suspension Trainer can be set up in seconds virtually anywhere.

TRX Rip Training

The Rip Trainer allows users to engage in unlimited movements which, when performed properly, enhance fluidity and range of motion and decrease the risk of injury. Whether used for high speed striking movements or slow speed strength and stability exercises, the Rip Trainer is the perfect training tool for elite level athletes, fitness enthusiasts and even people wanting to exercise for the first time.

Develop Rotational Power

Challenge your core with asymmetric loads.