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Monthly Archives: November 2014

Santa’s list got you stumped? Check out these can’t-miss accessories at Gym Source, and give the gift of good health to all your fitness fans this holiday season. Strength Bands Lightweight and portable, strength bands are an easy way to stay fit at home or on the road. Plus, they’re one of the most versatile fitness accessories around. Available in multiple levels of resistance (and

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On 11/20/14, Gym Source was thrilled to host more than 40 fitness bloggers and media representatives at the retailer’s flagship Manhattan showroom for a one-day workshop highlighting the benefits of no-impact training with the Octane Zero Runner. U.S. Olympian Carrie Tollefson (USA Track & Field, 2004)—together with Larry Schmidt, 5-time finisher of the Boston Marathon and Ironman World

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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:                            Michael Goulet Location:                              New York City Since:                                    2001 Quotable

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What happens when you add Power Plate training to a low-calorie diet? Plenty, it turns out. A recent study published in The European Journal of Obesity shows that not only does Power Plate training reduce visceral fat (more on that in a minute), but may also help maintain weight loss goals long-term once achieved. Visceral Fat Vanishes with Power Plate The study defines visceral fat as the fat

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The Cybex Arc Trainer is celebrated throughout the industry for its low-impact training and top-tier results. But what “secret ingredient” truly separates the Arc from traditional elliptical machines? Turns out there’s no secret—simply Cybex science and engineering combined to deliver less stress and more comfort than traditional ellipticals are designed to do. Don’t misunderstand: At

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On a tight budget? It’s true that you can find exercise machines and accessories available at a wide range of price points. So you may ask: What gives premium fitness equipment its higher price point? Believe it or not, in many cases, it comes down to the quality of the steel that goes into the machine’s construction. For example, Gym Source carries fitness machines manufactured by Cybex,

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Exercise balls are available everywhere. So what makes the balls found at specialty retailers like Gym Source so much better than those found at big box stores? In a word: Durability. The durability of an exercise ball is determined by its pliancy—a definition of how strong the rubber is. As with any material, there are different levels of rubber strength. And like anything else, the rubber

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Get more out of core and leg training with the Modern Movement Roll-Board. At Gym Source, we have trouble keeping up with the demand on this incredibly popular item. That’s because the Roll-Board boosts the effectiveness of a workout, it’s a great value and it’s easy to use. Users of all levels can benefit from its use—from beginners to advanced fitness practitioners. The Roll-Board

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As a product that’s singularly focused on improving rotational movement, the TRX Rip Trainer is an incredible training tool for any implement-based sport (like tennis, baseball, hockey or lacrosse). This tool is the perfect choice for up-and-coming athletes to train independently—or for coaches to use as a sport-specific training tool for their team. The Rip Trainer uses resistance to

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At Gym Source, two popular specialty benches we’ve carried for years include the traditional ab bench—which is a decline bench for doing abdominals—along with a hyperextension bench, where feet are placed much lower (and where back extensions are performed from the bench). Both benches are top sellers among residential and commercial fitness settings, but can prove difficult for clients

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