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At Gym Source, two popular specialty benches we’ve carried for years include the traditional ab bench—which is a decline bench for doing abdominals—along with a hyperextension bench, where feet are placed much lower (and where back extensions are performed from the bench). Both benches are top sellers among residential and commercial fitness settings, but can prove difficult for clientsContinue reading..
Time to shake up your fitness routine? For personal training at your fingertips—in your home or at the studio—the Power Plate my7™ delivers easy, accessible and advanced all-body excellence. With the my7, Power Plate does it right. Featuring more than 250 customized programs and over 1,000 individual exercises, the my7 offers the very best in whole-body vibration technology. What’s moreContinue reading..
The secret of Manhattan’s lower east side is out: It’s Manny Cantor Fitness, a 7,000 square foot, light-filled gym featuring the latest equipment, personal training, group exercise classes and much more. Key to Manny Cantor’s success—apart from the gorgeous city views and full child care services—is Gym Source, who proudly outfitted this neighborhood community center with almost 40Continue reading..
For residential and commercial facilities looking to pack more fitness into their available space, few pieces match the multi-station gym. Perfect for smaller, multi-tenant facilities—think hotels, condos and country clubs—multi-station gyms ensure your guests and residents get the workout they want. What makes a multi-station gym so attractive to these facilities is their ability toContinue reading..
Did you see the article in the Wall Street Journal about gait analysis—and how endurance running is one of the single best things you can do to stay fit for life? When you run with a proper gait, endurance running can prolong your life, postpone disability and keep your joints and bones healthy. Injuries have always been a concern for runners. Serious runners have about a 50% chance ofContinue reading..
Walking has long been touted as an ideal workout for those just starting a weight-loss program—and comes highly recommended for people with weight-related illnesses, such as Type 2 Diabetes. As far as diabetes goes, new research published in Diabetologia reveals that interval walking (walking at a varied pace) is far more effective than continuous walking at helping patients manage theirContinue reading..
You’ve seen them together in commercial and residential gyms everywhere for years—probably at opposite ends of the floor—but there’s never been a better time to kick-start your cardio training with a kettlebell and elliptical combo. First, let’s talk kettlebells. According to the American Council on Exercise, kettlebells combine cardio and strength successfully for a succinct,Continue reading..
Just about everyone has had direct experience with how quickly technology changes – it’s the reason many people don’t even wait for their two year contract to expire before purchasing a new cell phone. With fitness technology it’s no different, which is why Gym Source has instituted an ongoing training program to make sure all its technicians stay up-to-date with all the latest trends. AsContinue reading..
When people go shopping for gym equipment, they often have a checklist of key features in mind. Does it have an iPod dock? Does it have robust preset workouts (like the Tour de France Centennial Bike)? Will it take my heart rate (like the TRUE PS800)? Can it fit in a small space? But many neglect to consider the serviceability of a product, or how easy it is to repair or replace components shouldContinue reading..
Used to be that there weren’t a whole lot of options when it came to gym equipment. Even the idea of exercising on machines in the home was a new one. In those days, people were just looking for basic machines—standard treadmills that would provide a simple workout and get the job done. (That’s still attractive for many people. The TRUE M30 treadmill fits the bill.) Over time, peopleContinue reading..