Better Playlist = Better Workout

Better Playlist = Better Workout

Posted Feb 15, 2013 by Gym Source in FIT Fact.

A new study by Simon Fraser University in British Columbia, confirmed that people tend to stick to a ‘natural’ pace that minimizes physical exertion while running or walking, and won’t change th

Exercise ‘Snacking’ Exposed

Exercise ‘Snacking’ Exposed

Posted Feb 12, 2013 by Gym Source in FIT Fact.

The benefits of short bursts of high intensity exercise—also called ‘exercise snacking’—has supporters and skeptics. Now there’s a new study in its favor. New research published 2/1/13 in Th

For Total Body Fitness – Take a Functional Fitness Test!

For Total Body Fitness – Take a Functional Fitness Test!

Posted Feb 8, 2013 by Gym Source in FIT Fact.

Functional Fitness is a way of evaluating—and improving—how your body performs doing five essential movements: squat, lunge, push, pull, and rotate. All of these movements require muscle groups to

Is breakfast over-rated?

Is breakfast over-rated?

Posted Feb 4, 2013 by Gym Source in FIT Fact.

A new study from Northumbria University suggests that people burn up to 20% more body fat by exercising in the morning on an empty stomach. The British Journal of Nutrition described the study, in whi

Minimalist Running Shoes—Fad or Fantastic?

Minimalist Running Shoes—Fad or Fantastic?

Posted Feb 1, 2013 by Gym Source in FIT Fact.

With a lower heel and sole than traditional running shoes, minimalist running shoes offer a totally different running experience. So what’s the attraction? With minimalist running shoes, your feet a

A More Convenient Cross Country Workout

A More Convenient Cross Country Workout

Posted Jan 28, 2013 by Gym Source in FIT Fact.

Stuck in a cardio rut? Here’s something new for your favorite elliptical: Keep that heart pumping by transforming your everyday elliptical session into a cross-country skiing adventure. To simulate

Are You Allergic to Your New Workout?

Are You Allergic to Your New Workout?

Posted Jan 25, 2013 by Gym Source in FIT Fact.

If you’re sticking to your health-related New Year’s resolutions—Good for you!  Maybe you’ve joined a gym or stocked your kitchen with healthy food.  Now here’s the caveat: Make sure your

Climbing the Corporate Ladder? Get Fit!

Climbing the Corporate Ladder? Get Fit!

Posted Jan 21, 2013 by Gym Source in FIT Fact.

If you’re on track for the corner office (or want to be) don’t neglect your workout.  Staying fit is now considered an increasingly important requirement for senior management success. In fact, n

The Dieter’s Dilemma—Resolved

The Dieter’s Dilemma—Resolved

Posted Jan 18, 2013 by Gym Source in FIT Fact.

It’s the classic dilemma for dieters everywhere: How to lose weight without feeling hungry? Scientists say you can lose weight (and keep it off) by making small diet changes that stick. In fact, res

For Cold Weather Fitness, Check the Weather

For Cold Weather Fitness, Check the Weather

Posted Jan 14, 2013 by Gym Source in FIT Fact.

Love working out in cold weather, but nervous about hypothermia? Recently, the American Council on Fitness posted recommendations for exercising in frigid climes. Among the guidelines they suggest inc

Is Your Workspace a Fitness Friend or Fiend?

Is Your Workspace a Fitness Friend or Fiend?

Posted Jan 11, 2013 by Gym Source in FIT Fact.

No matter how fit you are, you probably spend many more hours sitting at a desk than exercising in the gym.  Sitting and staring at a computer screen for long periods of time can put strain on your b

Make Sure to Add Flexibility Training

Make Sure to Add Flexibility Training

Posted Jan 7, 2013 by Gym Source in FIT Fact.

Many people do aerobic training for endurance and resistance training for strength – but neglect flexibility training.  The American Council on Exercise reports that flexibility training is conside