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Gym Source is proud to announce that all 31 of our retail locations have earned an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau. Read the full story here:   New York, NY (PRWEB) May 20, 2013  Gym Source is pleased to announce that each of its 31 stores have been awarded an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau, America’s most-respected standard-bearer for marketplace trust. Gym Source is

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Want to ramp up your fitness routine? Changing the incline on your treadmill can help. A study published by the University of Colorado in January, 2012, found that walking at a 9% incline activates the long head of the hamstring muscles 635% more than does walking on level surfaces. The study also showed that the gluteous maximus (glute) muscle had more than 345% activation during this activity.

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As a key indicator of fat as a percentage of your overall weight, your Body Mass Index (BMI) is an invaluable tool for health and wellness. The American Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics has guidelines for calculating your own BMI and tips for how BMI can help improve your health. While the Academy notes that BMI is just one of several factors that you and your doctor should consider when

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Want a smarter workout tool? Try your smartphone! A slew of free, effective apps is available on Android and iOS mobile devices—you just need to know where to look. One of the most popular apps is Nike Training Club, free on iOS and Android. You’ll get a summary of your own training performance on the home page, and details of previous workouts that you can access via a menu bar. Plus, you

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 Congratulations to the BILT Change of Direction (C.O.D.) machine, winner of the 2013 FIBO Innovation Award. Presented annually at the FIBO expo in Cologne, Germany, the FIBO Innovation Award signals one of the fitness industry’s highest honors for technical innovation. The machine, a unique lateral-motion weight training device created by tennis champion Andre Agassi and his long-time

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 According to researchers at the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana, caffeine-packed coffee makes exercising easier. That’s because caffeine effectively blocks the neurotransmitters that signal feelings of discomfort during exercise. Women participating in the study were given either regular coffee—with its full dose of caffeine—or a decaf an hour before a cycling workout.

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May is Exercise is Medicine® Month, and people throughout the U.S. will be participating in physical activities to help prevent scores of chronic illnesses. Physical inactivity is recognized as a fast-growing public health problem, and Exercise is Medicine heralds a critical call to actively promote exercise. As an initiative coordinated by the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) since

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Amber Acosta, a busy mother of four, seemed to have no time for fitness. As a result, she was constantly fatigued—made worse by horrible eating habits. “I felt bad about myself,” she says, “and so I just decided to make a change.” That change included regular workouts with AZ Pro Physiques and 3x-weekly cardio training on a Cybex Arc Trainer. The results: 30 pounds lost and a stronger

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Sea Pines Country Club in Hilton Head, South Carolina—named one of the top 20 golf courses in the country by Golf Digest and Golf Weekly magazines, and designed by Arnold Palmer himself—recently needed to purchase all-new equipment for its fitness center. Seeking to refurbish its training room with high-quality, commercial-grade equipment that would be enjoyed by a multitude of guests and

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Where are the best cities for strutting your stuff? Based on ratings by walkscore.com and prevention.com, Cambridge, MA, tops the list with a score of 88.8%; NYC is second (85.3%); and Jersey City, NJ, ranks third (85.2%). Not to be outdone are fourth-ranked San Francisco (84.9%) and fifth-placed Berkeley (81.6%), both in sunny California (but you knew that already). Any walking—whether in the

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