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When it comes to treadmill design, keeping things simple is a challenge. So many treadmills today are stuffed with such extravagant features that a workout seems beside the point. That’s why I love the new FreeMotion 1500 GSX treadmill: It perfectly combines fitness results with fantastic design. Simply put, the 1500 GSX is a treadmill designed to fit your life. From a training perspective,

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Justin Bedor and Jeremy Cook, co-owners and fitness trainers at BeFIT Health Studio in Lake Mary, Florida, are proud of their unique, team approach to fitness coaching. Justin didn’t set out to be a personal trainer.  Right out of college Justin found himself overweight and unhappy in a job selling life insurance. He went back to school to become a certified personal trainer, and soon

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You’ve seen them together in commercial and residential gyms everywhere for years—probably at opposite ends of the floor—but there’s never been a better time to kick-start your cardio training with a kettlebell and elliptical combo. First, let’s talk kettlebells. According to the American Council on Exercise, kettlebells combine cardio and strength successfully for a succinct,

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Strength training fans are constantly looking for new ways to build muscle mass using a combination of exercise and nutritional strategies. Studies consistently show that helping your body produce essential amino acids aids in strength training success. Amino Acids Build Muscle Mass In short, amino acids are the chemical units of the body that comprise proteins. Proteins are essential for

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You may know Power Plate as a fitness equipment company dedicated to designing high-performance products that are perfect for use in commercial settings, such as health clubs and medical facilities. Recently the company unveiled two new products that are helping them keep up the trend as a leader in the industry: the Pro7HC and the Pro5 AIRdaptive HP. The Pro7HC is a new machine in the brand’

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What’s not to love about lacrosse? It’s a fun, exciting, fast-paced game that works up a sweat and burns calories in no time. It’s highly-competitive and perfect for driven, high-performance athletes. And lastly, it’s an easy, interesting way to build endurance and get a unique cardiovascular workout. Numerous products on the market are designed for lacrosse novices and aficionados

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The Total Gym brand provides a line of great workout machines that can serve the needs of hundreds in a health club or attend to your individual interests in a home gym. Two such products are the Total Gym Press Trainer and the Pull-Up Trainer – both of which strengthen the upper body and continuously challenge you so you can get the toned, sculpted look you want. The Press Trainer provides a

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Cybex, a fitness brand Gym Source is proud to carry, offers a line of Arc Trainers that will give you a workout like you’ve never experienced before. These machines are “cross trainers” that have a motion similar to an elliptical. The benefit of Arc Trainers, however, is that you can burn more calories, feel less exertion, and experience a much smoother workout experience than with other

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There’s more to working out than just burning calories. Everyone has unique goals that he or she would like to achieve, such as building muscle or increasing flexibility. If you’re an older woman or have certain health conditions, you may also be trying to build bone strength. Studies show that weight lifting as well as high-impact exercises, like running and jump rope, are very effective at

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If you’re concerned about building and maintaining hip strength, nothing beats the Octane LateralX. In fact, it’s the perfect cardio machine for anyone who wants to keep his or her hips from aging. As we age, our hip muscles literally atrophy from years of linear use—moving only front to back. Without working our hips side to side, or laterally, mobility declines and can result in serious

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