Monthly Archives: January 2013
Many personal trainers get certifications in specialized fields such as sports conditioning and weight management to complement the training they already have. These trainers become the go-to experts for clients with specific needs. One of the newest, and most useful, training programs in the industry is Woman’s Fitness Specialist (WFS) certification. A WFS credential can be a great asset toContinue reading..
When it comes to our daily food intake, many of us are on autopilot. We buy, prepare and eat the same food week after week. Thinking of cleaning out your pantry and starting fresh? Starting today, you can make BIG changes with just a few strategic ‘food swaps’. Some simple substitutions can help you lose weight, lower cholesterol or increase your energy level. Here are a few suggestionsContinue reading..
What should you wear for those cold-weather workouts? Try these tips to keep up the pace when the temperature drops. Layers, Layers, Layers One of the biggest mistakes you can make while exercising in the cold is to dress too warmly. The fix? Dress in layers to shed when you start to sweat. Start with a thin layer of synthetic material with "wicking" power—the ability to move moisture awayContinue reading..
Stuck in a cardio rut? Here’s something new for your favorite elliptical: Keep that heart pumping by transforming your everyday elliptical session into a cross-country skiing adventure. To simulate the strenuous gait (and burn) of cross-country skiing, lower the incline on your elliptical, set resistance to mid-range, and vigorously add your arms and upper body to the workout. Renowned as anContinue reading..
Turning Injury Into Inspiration Efrain Larenas was an athlete all of his life, but didn't decide to pursue a career in personal training until fate--through football--stepped in. While playing football at Coastal Carolina College, he was sidelined by a severe injury that separated his left shoulder's AC joint and biceps tendon. The injury required surgery and a long recovery process. After LarenasContinue reading..
If you’re sticking to your health-related New Year’s resolutions—Good for you! Maybe you’ve joined a gym or stocked your kitchen with healthy food. Now here’s the caveat: Make sure your new resolutions are actually healthy, for YOU. If you have allergies or sensitivities, some diet or environment changes could trigger allergic reactions. The American College of Allergy, Asthma,Continue reading..
Fitness is a hot topic in January, so it’s no surprise that must-have fitness machines from Gym Source were prominently featured on two of TV’s biggest morning shows this month. First, NBC’s Today Show mentioned the “Elliptical Extravaganza” sale at Gym Source as a “Best Buys For January” on January 8. Said contributing editor Elizabeth Mayhew: “Retailers are trying toContinue reading..
(By Norm Morrison) Nowadays, top fitness manufacturers are working harder than ever to keep pace with our mobile-savvy lifestyle. The new Cybex 525 Cardio Series does just that. In fact, with the new Cybex 525AT Arc Trainer, Cybex introduces a new intuitive console that incorporates QR (Quick Response) codes that let users integrate their smartphone or tablet for a customized workoutContinue reading..
If you’re on track for the corner office (or want to be) don’t neglect your workout. Staying fit is now considered an increasingly important requirement for senior management success. In fact, new research suggests that being overweight affects an executive's perceived leadership ability. Executives with higher BMI (body mass index) readings were perceived as less-effective overall in theContinue reading..
It’s the classic dilemma for dieters everywhere: How to lose weight without feeling hungry? Scientists say you can lose weight (and keep it off) by making small diet changes that stick. In fact, researchers at Harvard and Louisiana State Universities found that people who simply lowered their caloric intake by just 100 calories a day (combined with regular exercise regimen) lost an average ofContinue reading..
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