Randy Hetrick, a former Navy SEAL, has seen his fair share of battles and endured his fair share missions over the course of his career. During his various deployments he always tried to come up with creative and effective manners in which him and his men could continually stay in shape. While in Southeast Asia a simple idea occurred to Hetrick. Taking some parachute webbing Hetrick devised a device that relied on body weight. A device which him and his men used to do presses, curls, and flys.
It was years later after Randy Hetrick was no longer a part of the Navy SEALs that he went out and purchased a sewing machine and created his first professional prototype for what would become known as the TRX Suspension Trainer. Released in 2005 this exercise device has become widely popular and more and more personal trainers are implementing the use of the TRX Suspension Trainer in their gyms and are recommending it to their clients. Additionally, the United States Military has taken notice of the TRX Suspension Trainer and has started to make use of it as well.
The TRX Suspension Trainer gained even more exposure when it was featured on the weight-loss reality television program known as “The Biggest Loser”. Hetrick never imagined when he made his contraption in Southeast Asia that he would one day be marketing and making a substantial living from something he built to stay in shape while he was serving as a Navy SEAL. Today alone, the TRX Suspension Trainer has sold 20-million dollars worth of units.