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Monthly Archives: August 2014

Part of my job at Gym Source is to review new products, as well as to validate the research that manufacturers publish to support their fitness claims. Recently, I took a look at a study conducted by the Department of Kinesiology at the University of Southern California regarding Fast Fists™, the latest offering from Nexersys®. The study made a pretty bold claim: It’s product burns 3-5

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Joe Quinn, founder, chief personal trainer and motivator at Pro Q Fitness, one of Main Line Philadelphia’s most noted private personal training outfits, provides balanced in-home fitness regimens to create and maintain healthy bodies and minds through proven techniques and dietary guidance. Joe believes wellness is essential to not only adding more years to your life, but adding life to your

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Steve Satin, owner of Satin Wellness, a thriving in-home personal training practice headquartered in Boston (but serving clients throughout New England and beyond) has a unique aspect to his fitness family: Wellness Specialists. These highly motivating, certified "mobile fitness pros" are dedicated to creating customized personal training programs--particularly for mid-life clients. “There’

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It’s no secret: Over the last 50 years, Americans’ overall caloric intake has skyrocketed. Portion sizes at home and in restaurants have increased—as has sugar consumption. However, a new study by the Stanford School of Medicine contradicts the popular belief that overeating is the primary culprit related to societal obesity. The study shows that the bigger problem isn’t that we’re

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Walking has long been touted as an ideal workout for those just starting a weight-loss program—and comes highly recommended for people with weight-related illnesses, such as Type 2 Diabetes. As far as diabetes goes, new research published in Diabetologia reveals that interval walking (walking at a varied pace) is far more effective than continuous walking at helping patients manage their

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Gym Source and FreeMotion announce the release of the new GSX treadmill series. The GSX series—which includes the Boston Marathon GSX Treadmill, the 2000 GSX Incline Trainer, and the 1500 GSX Folding Treadmill—were designed in cooperation with Gym Source engineers using FreeMotion’s patented EnduraDrive™ drive system technology. All three machines are sold exclusively through Gym Source

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Each month, Gym Source is featuring an employee who exemplifies the passion for fitness innovation and dedication to customer service for which the company is known. Employee:  Chris Blake Location:    Orlando, FL Since:         January, 2014 Quotable:  “How you treat people when they’re not buying will determine if they want to purchase from you when they’re ready to buy.”

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Newcomers to the sport of Olympic lifting—and parents introducing their children to this popular and fast-growing sport—are eager to gain the benefits that lifting provides. Growing ever more popular as a component of Crossfit training, Olympic lifting is proven to improve strength, power and muscular coordination. That said, Olympic lifting newbies (and concerned parents) can sometimes be

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If you’re looking for an affordable cardio machine that works your upper and lower body simultaneously, consider the Assault Air Bike Trainer from LifeCore Fitness. As this week’s Gym Source Staff Pick—not to mention being a favorite of Crossfit fans and a standout piece in the Crossfit Games—this air bike delivers an impressive whole-body workout by featuring a smart computer console

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Let’s face facts: As quiet as some cardio machines are (treadmills, Cybex Arc Trainers, exercise bikes and the like), they still make noise when in use. For some people—especially those living in apartments, dorms or other close-quarters—that can severely limit when and where workouts can happen. But there’s good news: “Shok Mats” from Humane, available at Gym Source, dampen 90% of

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