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Monthly Archives: July 2014

Perhaps no other muscle holds such pride among fitness fans as the almighty bicep. Among some athletes (could you be one of them?), proudly showing off those “guns” is a coveted reward of committing to a regular exercise routine. Ever wonder which curls build the best biceps? The folks at the American Council of Exercise wanted to know, so they commissioned researchers at the University of

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Donna Jones Parker is the perfect combination of fitness training, physiology knowledge, and renowned motivation for athletes of all abilities. It’s no wonder she’s the most sought after trainer in her Virginia region, according to her employers and biggest fans, John and Josefin Kennedy, co-owners of Balans Studio and Anytime Fitness in Gainesville, VA. Core strength meets character

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Frank Savino’s family wasn’t too happy when, halfway through earning his doctorate, he left his job of 15 years as an Associate Dean of Student Affairs at St. Johns University to open a gym. He was following his true passion and purpose; after years as a stand-out athlete himself—and training athletes and students part-time—Frank decided to make a career doing what he loved most:

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  Fitness trainers, physical therapists and runners alike are seeing the sedentary American lifestyle leaving hamstrings and glutes drastically underutilized—with quads are picking up the slack. Women especially experience quad dominance simply because women’s hips are slightly wider relative to their knees, creating a greater angle from the knee to the hip. To alleviate quad dominance

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You expect solid results from your workout investment. So, what’s the R-O-I of your fitness plan? Incline training is a fitness regimen that produces an incredible payoff—for your strength, endurance and cardio health combined. If you haven’t yet tried an incline trainer like the FreeMotion 2000 GSX, get ready to hit an entirely new level of fit. First, some science: To improve your

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You work hard to stay in shape. With summer is in full swing, it’s more important than ever to maintain your results. But how can you make fitness more summer-friendly? Here are some ideas to keep up your pace:For rainy (or sweltering) days, stock up on handy accessories for indoor fitness. Create your own mini-home-gym anywhere with premium jump ropes, medicine balls, yoga mats and

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We all know that cardio training is crucial to your workout. For some athletes, achieving heart health isn’t as easy as just jumping on the treadmill. Anyone who’s endured knee replacement surgery or joint injury knows just how tough recovery can be. Even when you’re given the green light for exercise, it’s important to take it easy and not engage in any fitness regimen that’s too

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More than any other time of year, summer is the season for travel. We pack up the family and head to the beach for a week, we visit relatives for the weekend, and we hit the road for business. Sadly, constant travel doesn’t always bode well for fitness—regardless of the reason or season. Check out these 5 ideas for staying in shape while hitting the road: >>For upper body fitness,

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Historically, folding treadmills have been derided throughout the fitness industry as machines that any serious athlete should snub. There’s a reason for this poor reputation; folding treadmills at the local box store are more like toys than treadmills, made with lower-quality components and certainly not built to last. But as a specialty fitness retailer, Gym Source demands top-quality

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You’ve entered your weight onto the console of a fitness machine hundreds of times. Ever wonder why it matters? The hard truth is, most machines don’t make much of your weight data at all—it’s simply a means of calculating your approximate calories burned at the end of your workout. But your weight matters a great deal to Cybex, and the result is a superior workout. As the

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