Why Premium Steel Drives Better Performance

Why Premium Steel Drives Better Performance

Posted Nov 5, 2014 by Gym Source in Fitness Industry News.

On a tight budget? It’s true that you can find exercise machines and accessories available at a wide range of price points. So you may ask: What gives premium fitness equipment its higher price poin

Hot Right Now: Group X-Training

Hot Right Now: Group X-Training

Posted Oct 1, 2014 by Gym Source in Fitness Industry News.

Combining elements of cross training, boot camp workouts and sports-specific training, Group X-Training (GXT) is a fitness regimen taking hold in commercial gyms worldwide. Loyal fans love GXT for the

4 Stats that Prove the Payoff of Endurance Running

4 Stats that Prove the Payoff of Endurance Running

Posted Sep 25, 2014 by Gym Source in FIT Fact.

Did you see the article in the Wall Street Journal about gait analysis—and how endurance running is one of the single best things you can do to stay fit for life? When you run with a proper gait, en

NETPULSE: The Next Generation of Digital Fitness Integration

NETPULSE: The Next Generation of Digital Fitness Integration

Posted Sep 5, 2014 by Gym Source in Fitness Industry News.

The fitness industry is no stranger to new technology. From wifi-enabled, internet-connected machines to wearable fitness trackers, the industry is constantly moving forward. One of the biggest techno

Console Wars: Touch-Screen or Tablet Pairing?

Console Wars: Touch-Screen or Tablet Pairing?

Posted Mar 4, 2014 by Gym Source in Fitness Industry News.

A few years ago, touch-screen consoles on fitness equipment was the hottest fitness industry trend. Now, we’re ready to confidently predict a whole new revolution: Tablet compatibility and custom fi

The Importance of Moving Throughout the Workday

The Importance of Moving Throughout the Workday

Posted Feb 20, 2014 by Gym Source in Fitness Industry News.

At LifeSpan we want our customers to feel good about life and themselves. Being a part of the fitness industry for over a decade has taught us a lot. One of the biggest things we strive to help people

Is Bench Pressing Better than a Smith Machine?

Is Bench Pressing Better than a Smith Machine?

Posted Jan 27, 2014 by Gym Source in Fitness Industry News.

When the Department of Kinesiology at California State University published a paper in 2010 titled “A Comparison of Muscle Activation Between a Smith Machine and Free Weight Bench Press” in The Jo

A Race to the Top: Activity Trackers

A Race to the Top: Activity Trackers

Posted Jan 21, 2014 by Gym Source in Fitness Industry News.

Fitness trackers (sometimes called activity trackers) are one of the hottest growth areas in the industry. Designed to be worn, these gadgets—like Nike’s FuelBand, Fitbit, and Polar Loop wrap sit

Functional Training Pros and Cons

Functional Training Pros and Cons

Posted Jan 20, 2014 by Gym Source in Fitness Industry News.

Functional training has earned high praise recently for its ability to help people of all ages and fitness level reach their own unique goals—whether that means running a marathon or walking up the

Do Patents Negatively Impact Fitness Innovation?

Do Patents Negatively Impact Fitness Innovation?

Posted Dec 17, 2013 by Gym Source in Fitness Industry News.

Patents are designed to protect new ideas—and allow innovators and inventors to take risks and profit from for their original designs. Ideally, when it comes to fitness, patents should protect manuf

What Good is a Lifetime Warranty?

What Good is a Lifetime Warranty?

Posted Dec 3, 2013 by Gym Source in Fitness Industry News.

Setting up a home gym can be an expensive proposition. A treadmill, an elliptical machine, all those gym accessories can add up. When done right, fitness equipment is a serious investment. So it

Mudders, Warriors and Spartans—Oh, My!

Mudders, Warriors and Spartans—Oh, My!

Posted Oct 26, 2013 by Gym Source in Fitness Industry News.

Photo courtesy of Warrior Dash Branded and themed runs and obstacle races are gaining popularity, with hardcore series like Tough Mudder, and the ultra-messy Color Run drawing maximum crowds. Of cour