Monthly Archives: January 2014
Gym Source is pleased to announce its selection as the exclusive East Coast distributor of the FreeCross™ outdoor elliptical trainer, now available in the United States at all Gym Source retail stores and at GymSource.com. To read the full news announcement, please click this link: http://www.prweb.com/releases/gymsource/freecross/prweb11521461.htmContinue reading..
At LifeSpan we get excited about our home and commercial Treadmills. They rank among the highest rated treadmills in America. The reliability of LifeSpan’s treadmills will give you the peace of mind that will help you reach all of your fitness goals. Our treadmill motors are a major factor in giving you the treadmill that will work best for you. Treadmill motors come as Alternate Current (ACContinue reading..
A proper stretching routine is essential to avoiding injury and getting the most out of your fitness routine, no matter what kind of training you’re doing or what athletic level you’re at. As fitness professionals, we all know that one of the first things you teach a new client or member is the proper way to warm up, stretch, and cool down. Now, you can get pretty technical with yourContinue reading..
Exercising indoors can be challenging. But for an invigorating cardio workout, few things can top stationary bike. When shopping for a stationary bike, there are a lot of data points to consider – the flywheel, belt-drive versus chain-drive, fore or aft settings for the handlebars, the footprint – but the most important one often gets short shrift: The seat. Discomfort = Failed WorkoutsContinue reading..
In the world of exercise bikes, the perennial question remains: How to decide between a recumbent or an upright model? We’re frequently asked to render an opinion on whether a recumbent or upright exercise bike is better. Here are some points to consider. Full disclosure, we sell both, including our best-selling Cybex 525C Upright, but we are always impartial when it comes to our equipment, soContinue reading..
When the Department of Kinesiology at California State University published a paper in 2010 titled “A Comparison of Muscle Activation Between a Smith Machine and Free Weight Bench Press” in The Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, some people thought it was the end of Smith machines. In short, the paper reached the conclusion that free weight bench presses (sometimes called OlympicContinue reading..
Fitness trackers (sometimes called activity trackers) are one of the hottest growth areas in the industry. Designed to be worn, these gadgets—like Nike’s FuelBand, Fitbit, and Polar Loop wrap sit snugly on your wrist or clip to your belt—all while monitoring your steps taken, miles walked, calories burned, hear rate, and the like. Every fitness tracker has its own technology platform, withContinue reading..
At LifeSpan we pride ourselves on having the most-recommended Treadmills in America. We build each treadmill with quality and care, with components that seamlessly work together, from the deck and orthopedic belt to the shock absorption system. We start with durable frames that support users up to 300 lbs. and 500 lbs., and make the running surface in two sizes, either 56 inches or 60 inches,Continue reading..
Anyone who works out, owns a gym, or trains professionally has felt the impact of new technology on the whole fitness industry. From the equipment we use to the way we plan our regimens, the microchip—and in particular mobile app technology—has forever changed the world of fitness. The mobile app market is wide open where fitness is concerned. Our friends at Cybex are leading the way, with anContinue reading..
Functional training has earned high praise recently for its ability to help people of all ages and fitness level reach their own unique goals—whether that means running a marathon or walking up the stairs. However, without some prior insight, people seeking a full-fledged functional training routine may be perplexed by how different this routine can be. Here are some tips. Less Intuitive MostContinue reading..
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