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When it comes to marrying scientific research to market demand, you’ve got to hand it to Cybex—most notably to the Cybex Bravo Functional Trainer. Imagine the tight spot Cybex found itself in a few years back: Having built an impeccable reputation for world-class strength-training machines built on fixed-stability, cable-based technology, the industry Cybex had come to dominate suddenly

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With the hours of daylight shrinking and the temperature dropping as we transition further into the fall season, the end to daylight saving time is around the corner. On the clocks, most of us will “fall back” an hour in the beginning of November. This means we’ll gain an extra hour of sleep. For the 60 million Americans who complain of difficulty sleeping, this extra hour is welcomed. Some

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It’s no secret that at Gym Source, we love our personal trainers. But what you may not know is this: Personal trainers love us right back! See what these two trainers have to say about Gym Source service and dependability, right here: From Heather Imielinski at The Fitness Zone: “I have used Gym Source since August of 2005 and have had nothing but a positive experience. My initial order was

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We’re huge fans of kettlebell training—but this week, traditional weights take top honors. According to a recent study published by the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, weight training produces significantly greater gains in strength than does kettlebell training. The study compared changes in strength and body composition over 6 weeks among 30 healthy, college-aged men, who were

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This month, Gym Source launches its 75th anniversary celebration. Through the end of December, we’ll promote our ongoing commitment to world-class customer satisfaction by showcasing the most technologically advanced fitness solutions—just as we’ve been doing for 75 years. Richard Miller, Gym Source CEO, sums it up best: “The entire Gym Source team is thrilled to celebrate 75 years of

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Think all treadmills are the same? You’ve never seen anything like the Bodyguard T460xc, voted ‘Residential Treadmill of the Year’ for two years running. Besides setting a new standard in ergonomics and technology, the T460xc is fully compatible with imagine—the iPad app that transforms your Bodyguard treadmill into a one-stop fitness and entertainment center. With the T460xc, easily

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If YOU end up eating most of the leftover Halloween candy, take heart: You can do yourself (and your trick-or-treaters) a favor by choosing healthier alternatives to the usual sugar-laden fare. Consider trying one of these frightfully fun alternatives:Pre-packaged snack-packs like cookies, grahams or pretzels Kids’ meal toys from popular fast-food restaurants Small craft-making kits (typically

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The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) has long advocated that adults engage in at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity exercise each week. But for many adults, that length of time can seem daunting. That’s why the ACSM (and many noted fitness authors) are now saying that multiple shorter, higher-intensity workout sessions of at least 10 minutes are acceptable, too. But Dr. Carl

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Have you ever wondered if the organic food you eat is actually healthier than conventional food?  The answer may not be as clear as you think. The implied health benefit in organic foods has impacted consumer choices dating back to the early 1940’s.  Now, some seventy years later, health advocates and fitness enthusiasts, like us here at Gym Source, continue to debate the real impact

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Gym Source, the nation’s leader in fitness expertise, announces its 75th anniversary celebration beginning October, 2012. Over the next three months, the company will celebrate “75 Years of Innovation” by showcasing its ongoing commitment to state-of-the-art fitness technology, and by promoting its single-minded mission to offer fitness solutions engineered to inspire a passion for healthy

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