Monthly Archives: May 2015
For effective strength training right at home, nothing beats a high-quality weight bench. But should you invest in a flat bench that adjusts for incline? A recent study in the European Journal of Sport Science claims that the answer is a resounding YES. For starters, the study confirmed that strength training with a flat bench in its horizontal position activates both the upper and lowerContinue reading..
Lately, personal trainers and fitness pros are integrating isometric traction into their routines. But what is isometric traction—and how can it help you? In a word: shake. Isometric traction is what happens when your muscles perform a static exercise for any length of time. Take an exercise like a seated forward bend or a standing quadriceps stretch; by holding your position (to a count ofContinue reading..
When the snow and ice of winter are long gone, getting active gets easier. The road, the park and the beach all become your fitness playground. Here are 5 great ways to help make this your healthiest summer yet: Involve the Kids Exercise as a family when the kids are out of school. One way is with the Expresso S3Y Youth Bike. Created just for kids—with safety features and an adjustable seatContinue reading..
Summer is the perfect time for burning calories on your bike as you take in the great outdoors. But on days when rain and heat make cycling uncomfortable (or even dangerous), get your bike fix inside with today’s hottest workout: indoor cycling. Adding an indoor cycle to your home fitness studio isn’t just a great value—it’s the ultimate workout convenience. Indoor cycle bikes are amongContinue reading..
What do you call a 55-kilometer multi-terrain road race through sand, gravel, grass, snow, ice, rivers and streams—one that runs straight up a mountain for the first 6 miles—in Iceland? You call it the Laugavegur Ultra Marathon, and we’re thrilled to support Gym Source’s own Jan Schole, manager of our Westport, CT, showroom, as he trains to compete in this year’s Laugavegur event on 7Continue reading..
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: Carlos Lopez Location: Greenwich, Connecticut Since: 2012 Quotable: “Day in and day out, I pride myself with providing the best service and support to all peopleContinue reading..