Treadmills have always been the standard for a good old-fashioned cardio workout, while elliptical trainers tend to get overlooked. However, some elliptical trainers can give you an equally good workout, burning just as many calories with less wear and tear on your body. Introducing the Octane Zero Runner, recently proven to be neck-and-neck with treadmills in terms of calorie burn. The OctaneContinue reading..
The Q37 is Octane’s top-selling standing elliptical trainer. Whether you want to focus on strength or cardio, the Q37 has you covered (at an affordable price to boot). Like other ellipticals, the Q37 provides a great low-impact cardio workout. Where it stands out is with its robust list of features: ● Natural Range of Motion - The Q37 ensures maximum workout effectiveness and safety byContinue reading..
The Cybex Arc Trainer is like no other cardio machine on the market. It’s a favorite among users, trainers, and industry specialists. You can burn more calories in less time, safely and comfortably. Plus it actually helps you build strength. It’s an all-in-one “calorie torcher” and here’s why we love it: Get a Better Workout The Arc Trainer is a Total Body Cross-Trainer Machine. It looksContinue reading..
In the words of Octane, “The era of smarter training has arrived.” For street runners, no machine can match the feeling of running in the great outdoors. Treadmills and ellipticals are comparable, but not quite the same motion. Training on equipment for a distance run can often throw you off because the movement is just the slightest bit different. But, with winter quickly approaching, youContinue reading..
Fall is the perfect season for outdoor workouts—and FREECROSS is the perfect way to take your elliptical training everywhere you go. That’s right: FREECROSS is a limited-edition, 3-wheeled, full-body elliptical trainer built for the great outdoors. Train around the block, around the neighborhood—even on local trails and pathways. Experience the fresh air, varied terrain, and total funContinue 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, faint, short of breath, or experience physical discomfort, discontinue yourContinue 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..
Traveling across time zones can hamstring even the most robust athletes. Disruptions to sleep and nutrition—and jet lag, of course—can wreak havoc on routines. Here are a few tips for mitigating the effects of global travel on your fitness goals:Create a fitness travel plan: If time allows, figure out what time of day you’ll be exercising in your new time zone—and get a head startContinue reading..
For years, gimmicks and hype have dominated fitness innovation. While others have been chasing fads, Cybex has remained the industry's most research-driven manufacturer. Dedicated to the data behind exercise science, Cybex and the Cybex Institute continue to set the gold standard in today’s fitness market. While their reputation may speak for itself, the details of some of their bestContinue reading..
Have you read the fine-print on your health insurance policy recently? It’s worth taking a look—especially if it means saving money on fitness equipment for your home. For years, many health insurance providers have offered rebates for gym memberships and fitness classes. Now, however, more providers also offer rebates for cardio equipment expressly for residential use. The “It Fits!”Continue reading..