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Question: I have chronic back pain. What’s the best stationary bike for me? Answer: This may come as a surprise (and be sure to check with your physician first), but for people with chronic back pain, an upright bike may be the best choice. Here’s why: An upright bike requires a higher degree of balance, which more directly engages your core—which in turn helps build the necessary muscles

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Want to shorten your workout, without sacrificing results? Check with your physician first, of course, but you can do more in less time by switching your workout goals to those based on Heart Rate Training (HRT). HRT simply means that instead of measuring your workout according to distance traveled or calories burned, you set goals based on the amount of time spent training at a target heart rate

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Renowned fitness expert Johnny Goldberg sure knows cycling, so it’s no surprise that his new Matrix Krankcycle is wowing athletes, trainers and cyclists throughout the industry and around the world. With the Krankcycle, “Johnny G” as he’s popularly known—creator of Spinning and endurance cyclist extraordinaire—has reinvented cycling with a revolutionary design that brings basic

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If you’re looking for a high-end elliptical that offers the ultimate in personal fitness, the Octane Q37 gives you everything you need at a price that can’t be beat! In this video, Norm Morrison, Gym Source product manager and trend adviser, explains how the Octane Q37 is the best elliptical value you can find in its price category. It's more stable, it's more comfortable and you'll never

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Did you see the article in the Wall Street Journal about gait analysis—and how endurance running is one of the single best things you can do to stay fit for life? When you run with a proper gait, endurance running can prolong your life, postpone disability and keep your joints and bones healthy. Injuries have always been a concern for runners. Serious runners have about a 50% chance of

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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: Norm Morrison, product manager, trend advisor LOCATION: Newton,Mass. SINCE: August, 1998QUOTABLE: “Never be too busy to lend a hand, or answer a question. When you build trust and confidence with your clients,

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Marisella Villano is the brains behind at MARVILfit Cycling & Fitness of Hampton Bays, NY, a studio she opened in 2013 after years of building a dedicated clientele. An education heavyweight with a Bachelor’s degree in biology and her Master’s in gerontology, Marisella has hands-on experience and certification in spinning, personal training, and group fitness at MARVILfit—where she

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When the Bardmoor YMCA decided to triple the size of its fitness room as part of its overall expansion earlier this year, Fitness Director Executive Director Beth Maday knew just who to contact. “Gym Source made it easy,” says Beth Maday. “Their commercial team not only helped us choose the right equipment, they also helped design the new fitness space for maximum utilization. And it took

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What’s the hottest number in fitness this fall? Zero—as in the Octane Zero Runner, winning rave reviews and loyal fans alike among cardio training enthusiasts. The Zero Runner is a zero-impact running machine unlike anything else on the market. With the swinging footpads and movement of an elliptical—and the real-running feel of a treadmill—the Zero Runner provides an entirely different

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FreeMotion, a longtime leader in cardio machine technology, has us raving about their strength training equipment like never before. The company’s updated functional machines and redesigned EPIC plate-loaded line feature innovations that not only save space and look great—they give users fast, efficient results. Let’s take a look. The FreeMotion EXT Dual Cable Cross The FreeMotion EXT

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