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A certified personal trainer for 33 years and a Stott-trained Pilates instructor for 16 years, Debra Goldman is the owner of Pilates Works, Inc. in Wayland, Mass. Having built a sound fitness philosophy focused on pain management, Deb helps her clients tone and strengthen muscles, strengthen core, increase flexibility, lose weight, reverse osteoporosis, and reduce pain. After going through a

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Cybex International, a leading manufacturer of strength and cardio fitness equipment, has now launched the 790T commercial treadmill. With the ability to exceed 15 miles per hour—and with an incline of 20 degrees—the 790T lets users to train effectively for a marathon, sprint, or simple overall fitness. New workout levels offer users a broad selection of intensities, without detracting from

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You already know that our Labor Day Sale offers you incredible savings on the best brands in home fitness – but did you know you can shop EARLY and still get these great deals?  Our Labor Day Sale runs Friday, 8/30, through Monday, 9/2, and you’ll get 15% - 30% OFF* everything in the store and special financing with every purchase. But you don’t have to wait to see these deals—you can

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If you’ve ever tried the Virtual Active program on a commercial piece of cardio equipment, you know that it realistically simulates outdoor trails with amazing precision, making the miles pass by more easily. Now, a new app for iPad, iPhone and Android makes Virtual Active tours and trails available for use with any exercise bike, treadmill or elliptical training fitness equipment. Launching

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Recently, exercise scientists have been concerned that there might be an upper limit to the amount of exercise and exertion that is healthy, particularly for the human heart. Now new studies indicate that too much exercise may indeed cause problems. According to a study published in The European Heart Journal in June 2013, evidence showed that rats running the equivalent of a marathon

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Runners generally train on the road, but experts warn that results will be far superior if you run on different surfaces. Runners World recommends that runners occasionally take routes that lead off-road to trails, grass, sand, and even water, backing their recommendation with research and reports. Generally the reasons are threefold: (1) running off-road reduces the constant pounding hard-

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Treadmill manufacturers have developed sophisticated systems to monitor and control heart rate during training. These features allow users to create a unique preset heart rate profile—and then control the speed and/or the gradient of the treadmill based on those needs and goals. But heart rate control features differ among treadmills, and some are systems have more robust capabilities than

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Photo credit: Andy Holzman/Los Angeles Daily NewsCities across the United States are building ‘adult playgrounds’ in an effort to promote fitness and curb obesity. Utilizing the same type of durable materials used for children’s playgrounds, these sites are customized with grown-up friendly fitness equipment that anyone can use. Already a well-established concept in China and parts of

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Already one of the hottest elliptical machines on the market, Octane’s LateralX just keeps getting better. Named the Health Club Industry’s Best Elliptical for 2012, the LateralX is now available with the company’s exclusive Embedded Touch Screen, in the form of the new LateralX Touch. In less than a year, this popular machine has proved to be a real game-changer. Self-powered, with a

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The lowly walnut provides more than a nutritious munch—it also packs a nutritional punch and has more health benefits than you might imagine. Walnuts are packed with omega-3 fatty acids and antioxidants, and have been credited with the ability to reduce depression and the effects of stress, as well as the risks of breast cancer, ADHD, diabetes, Alzheimer’s and heart disease. In fact, a

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