Suspension Training - This is a system of exercise training that uses your own body weight to help you lose weight. Not a novel approach by any means but it is one that is becoming a lot more popular.
For me, a Mom, being able to exercise wherever I am (without having to go out of my way or reduce my sleeping hours in order to fit in the gym) is a great bonus. My only concern was that it all looked so complicated.
The TRX Suspension Training Pro Pack comes with two straps that will help you suspend different parts of your body off the ground. Being off the ground will engage muscles in various parts of your body. For instance, take a look at the picture (Courtesy of Wikipedia), doing a move like that would definitely engage your core muscles and arm muscles and possibly back muscles and more. And yet, it is not so complicated that a beginner cannot do it.
And that is the best thing, really - the ability for anyone to do these exercises anywhere. And the better than best thing (if such a thing were possible) is the fact that suspension training definitely makes use of the core muscles for practically all the exercises as you will need to hold yourself stable if suspended. Working my core is my priority at the moment as I try to regain some strength in my core after giving birth three times in quick succession.
Apart from the straps, the TRX Suspension Training Pro Pack also comes with a door anchor and a basic training DVD which is over an hour long. For times when you are not in front of a screen , there is also a workout guide with illustrations of all the moves in it. The whole pack can be fit into a small mesh bag which is also part of the pro pack.