You don’t have to be a fighter to reap the benefits of a boxing workout. Whether you’re a well-conditioned athlete or a casual gym-goer looking to get or stay in shape, boxing is a fantastic way to bring your fitness to the next level. In addition to being one of the best cardiovascular workouts there is, boxing also helps improve coordination, reflexes, reaction time, footwork, mobilityContinue reading..
Everyone knows that cardio workouts are great for your body: better heart health, increased metabolism, decreased risk of many diseases; the list goes on. But did you know that getting your sweat on can help sharpen your brain and make you feel better when you’re down? All the more reason to get up and get moving! Mood Cardio workouts have long been known to cause the release of endorphins.Continue reading..
It’s easy to think that if you’re not pushing your workouts to the limit, then your efforts haven’t really been effective. In fact, there are a lot of low impact workouts that are very beneficial. Walking is a great example. The benefits of walking are widely known. Health professionals universally recommend walking as a way to increase strength, boost stamina, and lose weight. According toContinue reading..
Every day, women walk into Gym Source ready to tackle their biggest fitness challenges. More and more, those goals include hitting personal weight training milestones. Still, the question arises among many women in training: How do I lift weights without the bulk? First, it’s important to understand that five pounds of muscle simply looks leaner and more contoured on the body than do fiveContinue reading..
Please note, workouts suggested on this website are not to be interpreted as treatment plans or substitutes for medical consultation. Before undertaking any exercise program, please consult a physician or healthcare provider for appropriate safety precautions. If at any point during a workout you start to feel dizzy,Continue reading..
When U.S. News and World Report published its 2015 “Top Jobs” rankings, careers in health and wellness led the list. In fact, of the top 10 professions listed, seven were specific to health care. Careers in personal training and physical therapy placed particularly high. Thinking of joining their ranks? With thanks to ACE and Greatist, here are some important questions to ask yourself: CanContinue reading..
At Gym Source, we appreciate the importance of personal trainers. That’s why we regularly spotlight local trainers making a big impact on their clients’ well-being. This month, we’re happy to feature Debra Goldman of Pilates Works, Inc. in Wayland, MA. Meet Deb here, and see how her unique combination of strength training, cardio and functional fitness keeps her clients healthy over theContinue reading..
When VP Fitness outgrew its digs at the Providence (RI) Marriott Hotel, their management team knew exactly who to call—Adam Fay, their trusted commercial sales representative at Gym Source. Years before, Fay and Gym Source had designed innovative, multi-functional fitness solutions for VP Fitness’ tight space inside the hotel. By 2015, as the fitness center's success grew, the managementContinue reading..
Health, vitality, strength… having strong shoulders says a lot about your overall fitness. It’s no surprise then that many Gym Source clients walk through our doors seeking guidance specific to their shoulders. How can you keep your own shoulders strong and fit? Here are five exercises—and tools—recommended by fitness professionals and the experts at Gym Source. EXERCISE #1 UPRIGHT ROWSContinue reading..
After months of intense training, we’re thrilled to announce that Gym Source’s own Jan Schole (manager of our showroom in Westport, CT) completed the 19th annual Laugavegur Ultra Marathon—a grueling 34-mile (55 km) race through the steep climbs and rocky descents of some of Iceland’s toughest terrain. Held on 7/18/15, Laugavegur hosted 400 participants, of which 361 finished the race.Continue reading..