Its open to everyone in the gym. It's a college gym, but a nice one with great staff that are great people. We just expanded it and the TRX was something we added then. If interested, there are some photos of the area. http://www.recsports.vt.edu/fitness/training/exercise_pictures.php?strength_pk=10 A demo might actually be a good idea given the area its in.
Our biggest problem, we think, was that no one knew how to use it. We added the 3 posters from the TRX website because it's streamlined and looks clean, so they can do more than 3-4 exercises that are only used. We are doing a TRX challenge and doing a classification. The challenge (still in the works) will be something for give aways, like T-shirts saying "I beat the TRX challenge", us college students love free clothes anyway. We are going to do a hand full of exercises and reps to beat to get the prizes (T's, bottles, cliff bars, whatever is left from out sponsors mostly haha).
The classifications (beginner, interm. adv. and elete) are going to be certain exercises for a certain amount of reps. It's just going to be a poster, no prizes or anything, just a competition with yourself mainly. People like challenges like that, wanting to know how they rank. I'm going to have some of my trainers and get the group ex instructors to do them and try to gauge where the rankings should be.
If you have any other thoughts or important advise I'd love to hear it.
The dicks press is just like the bench version. Grab the bottom strap, not the handle. Do a skull crusher to the face or neck area, then move your hands to your chest and press. All the same benefits of a dicks press like no concentric on the skull crusher. Just something that might have worked and seemed to work out better than planned.
I like the pallof press too, but I think you have to have good abdominal control or it wont work. none of my coworkers (mostly group ex-zumba, bodypump type stuff) could get anything out of it. either it was too hard or they didn't feel it.