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Monthly Archives: September 2012

Remember the days before smartphones, tablets and wifi connections? Maybe you prefer not to (I sure don’t), but it seems most fitness equipment manufacturers are still stuck in that bygone era.Finally, however, some are catching up to how we really live—and harnessing wireless technology to its full fitness potential.Take Pro-Form’s Tour de France indoor cycle (previously covered here

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Enjoying the outdoors on a beautiful day is something a lot of people, including many of us here at Gym Source, wish we could do on a more regular basis. As our daily schedules bulge with things like work responsibilities and caring for our children, finding time to get outside can be a difficult task. When time allows, though, exercising outdoors can be great compliment to your routine in the gym

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For months now, Octane has been promoting the October launch of its new LateralX cross trainer. Company materials (and YouTube video) highlight its innovative ‘3D’ workout capabilities—up and down, back and forth, and now side-to-side—but the question remains: Can we believe the hype?Oh, yes we can.Not only is the LatX just as easy and comfortable as other Octane cross trainers, not

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Andre Agassi visits Gym Source headquarters in Manhattan!On September 10, 2012, the Gym Source team was thrilled to host Andre Agassi and Gil Reyes for the East Coast launch of BILT by Agassi & Reyes. Both Agassi and Reyes were on-hand to greet attendees, sign autographs and demonstrate the equipment.Check out Agassi himself showcasing the new Flat Bench by BILT by Agassi & Reyes,

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LifeSpan TR4000i Folding TreadmillLifeSpan gets it right with its folding Home Series TR4000i Treadmill. With a generous 20”x60” running surface supported by a 1” deck and 8 compression shock absorbers (crucial for knee, back and joint support) AND a 3.25-horsepower motor, the TR4000i has all the power of a traditional treadmill—and the space-saving convenience of a fold-up. What’s

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With early sunsets and moonlit mornings, staying motivated to exercise as the days grow short can be tough—but it doesn’t have to be. These three easy tips from FitSugar can help keep your fitness routine sharp through the winter solstice and beyond. Read more

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Trainers, need to fire-up your clients? Recent research by psychologists suggests that touting the far-off, ‘future’ benefits of working out—such as weight loss, body image and disease prevention—actually does little to encourage regular exercise.Instead, experts recommend that you portray physical activity as a way to enhance current well-being and happiness. Dr. Michelle L. Segar, a

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This summer, personal trainers and clients alike showed off mad moviemaking skills for Gym Source’s My Trainer Rocks contest! Entrants uploaded short videos to the Gym Source Facebook page featuring a trainer who’s made a positive difference in their life.The Gym Source team selected 30 finalists, with the top three winners chosen by popular vote on Facebook over a 3-week period.And the

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With the return of colorful foliage, crisp fall air and college athletics, we at Gym Source are all about autumn—and the high marks we’ve achieved from universities large and small. Take West Chester State University, about an hour’s drive from Philadelphia: Through the years, the Golden Rams have won Division II national championships in women's basketball, women's lacrosse, women's

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On September 10, 2012, Andre Agassi, eight-time tennis Grand Slam title holder, hosted the East Coast debut of the most revolutionary line of athletic training equipment to enter the market in 40 years—BILT by Agassi & Reyes—at Gym Source’s flagship Manhattan location.To see photos and video coverage of the event, visit Gym Source on Facebook

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