Troga, latest form of yoga, set to be launched in Australia
Troga is a new form of yoga. It has developed by two Austrilians, by combining yoga and TRX (a form of resistance training using ropes and webbing). Former Cronulla Sharks rugby league player, Ben Lucas, who was a personal trainer for 13 years and Kate Kendall, a yoga instructor, and are the creators of troga.
Troga is done by using a 'suspension trainer', which is a system of ropes and webbing attached to the ceiling. In this kind of yoga, you use your own body weight as resistance. It's hard work, but the good part is you feel supported in the lunges and squats.
Ben Lucas started yoga in 2010 when he had to train for a 100 km ultra-marathon, but was not recovering, so someone suggested him to do yoga for speedy recovery and he joined Kendall's yoga classes. “I went from not being able to touch my toes to making it an integral part of my training process. I was noticing how his training was affecting my yoga practice and making it stronger. And the yoga was making him more mobile and keeping him injury free,” said Kindal, reported Sydney Morning Herald. And then they got this idea of combining yoga and TRX. They have set up Flow Athletic in Sydney's Paddington and are planning to offer classes online for the rest of the world.
Troga is going to be launched in Australia next week, and will offer Troga (TRX/yoga) and Bike-Asana (spin/yoga) classes. Bike-Asana is a popular king of yoga among celebrities such as Nicole Kidman and Gwyneth Paltrow.
Kindel said, “We're bringing the philosophy of yoga to an athletic workout. Being present, breathing, and marrying the athletic mindset with yoga.”
The pair have done their research, “I've done my TRX training in San Francisco and my spin training in New York while Kate studied yoga in India. We learnt from the best because we want to be the best," said Lucas.