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..
You’ve taken a big step and installed a cardio machine in your home—a treadmill, say, or an elliptical trainer. So, what comes next? You may think your next home fitness piece should be one that works your upper body—maybe a multi-gym or a weight bench. Well, think again. It seems counter-intuitive, but after your cardio machine, a leg press is the most important machine in your homeContinue reading..
More and more, the commercial team at Gym Source is being asked to play a critical role in designing—and optimizing—commercial fitness spaces. And with 7 decades’ experience doing exactly that, we’re uniquely qualified to provide our expertise. So, whether you’re planning to build a new fitness center or renovate an existing studio, check out these tips for proper facility planning: 1Continue reading..
What makes HOIST so hot? The reason is simple: Hoist is unmatched in its absolute focus on strength training perfection. Joey Osborne, Hoist’s Director of Dealer Sales—North America, explains why: “Only about 20% of the fitness industry is comprised of strength training equipment—the majority (close to 80%) is cardio. It speaks volumes that for 37 years, Hoist has remained entirelyContinue reading..
A great weight bench is arguably the most vital piece of equipment in any home gym—so much so, that when we help clients design a home or commercial gym, it’s often the first place we start. But what makes a weight bench worthy of such high honor? Here’s what to look for when making your first weight bench purchase. First, a better bench will have less bolts and more welds. Simply put, aContinue reading..
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 clientsContinue reading..
For residential and commercial facilities looking to pack more fitness into their available space, few pieces match the multi-station gym. Perfect for smaller, multi-tenant facilities—think hotels, condos and country clubs—multi-station gyms ensure your guests and residents get the workout they want. What makes a multi-station gym so attractive to these facilities is their ability toContinue reading..
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 EXTContinue reading..