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When it comes to diet, exercise and overall good health, we can’t always go it alone—and a wellness coach might be the perfect partner. Could a wellness coach be right for you? A wellness coach works to help you identify and develop a comprehensive plan for maintaining a healthy lifestyle. A good wellness coach will give you the motivation and the tools you need to achieve your physical

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 This week, we invited Octane Fitness to contribute to our blog. Here Octane discusses the importance of handlebar technology for superior upper body fitness on their signature elliptical trainers. Many exercisers prefer elliptical trainers because they provide effective, low-impact workouts for the lower and upper body. While people typically notice the lower-body motion – its smoothness

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Athletes have been doing it for decades, but new research shows that dunking into a tub of ice-cold water after exercise is not beneficial—or effective. Not only does it waste time (and make your bones ache from the cold), but doesn’t appear to speed recovery or minimize inflammation. Researchers at the University of New Hampshire studied participants who engaged in exercise followed by ice

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A brilliantly compact and space-efficient workstation, the Tuff Stuff SPT-6X Six-Pack Trainer is ideal for people who want big results within a small footprint. The Six-Pack Trainer has exceptional strength and functional training exercise capability—and allows for quick, easy transitions between exercises. Not only does the Six-Pack come with a 150-lb. weight stack (with full-length

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Intense training gives you great results, but if you’ve had a particularly tough session here are some great recovery strategies from the experts to help your body prepare for the next one.  Here’s how to recover smart and fast.Contrast Water Therapy-During your post-workout shower, alternate 2 minutes of hot water with 30 seconds of very cold water. Repeat four times. Drink 8 oz of Tart

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Want to see the best of the best kill it at the gym? Check out this phenomenal video of two-time Mr. Olympia Phil Heath getting ripped with the HOIST 5201-Lat Pulldown at his local pro gym, Armburst. He’s five weeks out from competition and engaged in some serious training here. Watch how he handles his fast and intense workout, and you’ll know why he’s simply the best. Mr. Olympia

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Our Trainer Spotlight series features fitness professionals we admire who make a dramatic difference in their client’s lives – and we are very excited to introduce Chef German Lam. Chef Lam is an award-winning chef and celebrated ‘food coach’ to many fitness enthusiasts. He is the founder and CEO of Glam Foods, LLC in Massachusetts.  His unique combination of expertise in the culinary

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Ever wondered if a recumbent bike is right for you? Recumbent bikes offer the same benefits as upright stationary bikes—but feature a few key differences that just might make them a better choice for some fitness enthusiasts. Recumbent bikes seat the rider in a reclined position, greatly reducing stress on the hands, arms and wrists. Given this ergonomic positioning, the seat of a recumbent

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We’re thrilled to announce the winners of this year’s MY TRAINER ROCKS video contest! Congratulations to our $7,000 Grand Prize Winner, Jim Bompensa, owner of Body Physics in Haddonfield, New Jersey. Kudos also to our First Runner Up, Chris Bell, of Bell’s Bodies—also in Haddonfield, NJ, coincidentally—who walks away with our $5,000 prize. Finally, hats off to Janelle Nicolo, owner of

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At Gym Source, we pride ourselves on offering absolutely unsurpassed customer service.  So we were thrilled to receive a thank you note from Meg McCarthy, Fitness Director of the Alper Jewish Community Center in South Miami.  Our Gym Source service representative, Chris Coste went in to the JCC for a routine maintenance appointment for the organization’s spin bikes—and was also able to

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