The Pros and Cons of Progressive Stabilizations

The Pros and Cons of Progressive Stabilizations

Posted Jan 17, 2013 by Gym Source in Fitness Tips.

Recently, I’ve had a ton of people ask me about the pros and cons of progressive stabilization—and what it actually is. Here’s a summary, to help you determine if this type of exercise (and the

Firmer Core -- Fitter You

Firmer Core -- Fitter You

Posted Jan 2, 2013 by Gym Source in Fitness Tips.

“Working your Core” is not just a trendy phrase from the latest Pilates or Tai Chi class.  Core stability (or core strengthening) is now a well-known fitness trend that has started to transcend i

For Proper Heart Zone Training – Know Your Max!

For Proper Heart Zone Training – Know Your Max!

Posted Dec 21, 2012 by Gym Source in Fitness Tips.

Personal trainers and exercise instructors design fitness programs around an athlete’s “maximum heart rate”, and for many years that was determined with a simple formula, “maximum heart rate e

Does Cardio Yoga Make Sense?

Does Cardio Yoga Make Sense?

Posted Dec 4, 2012 by Gym Source in Fitness Tips.

Hardcore yoga, Shred yoga, cardio yoga—no matter what you call it, fitness trainers who combine the flexibility of yoga with blood-pumping cardio are more popular than ever. A mashup of traditional

Is Crossfit Worth the Hype?

Is Crossfit Worth the Hype?

Posted Nov 28, 2012 by Gym Source in Fitness Tips.

The Crossfit craze is stronger than ever, but just how safe is this training technique? Coach Michael Boyle, a recognized thought leader in the world of fitness, speaks out against the ‘random’ na

Trainer Talk: Kettlebells vs. Weight Training

Trainer Talk: Kettlebells vs. Weight Training

Posted Oct 15, 2012 by Gym Source in Fitness Tips.

We’re huge fans of kettlebell training—but this week, traditional weights take top honors. According to a recent study published by the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, weight traini

Keep Your ‘Ghoulish’ Figure This Halloween

Keep Your ‘Ghoulish’ Figure This Halloween

Posted Oct 15, 2012 by Gym Source in Nutrition.

If YOU end up eating most of the leftover Halloween candy, take heart: You can do yourself (and your trick-or-treaters) a favor by choosing healthier alternatives to the usual sugar-laden fare. Consid

Beware the Pitfalls of ‘Exercise Snacking'

Beware the Pitfalls of ‘Exercise Snacking'

Posted Oct 15, 2012 by Gym Source in Fitness Tips.

The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) has long advocated that adults engage in at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity exercise each week. But for many adults, that length of time can see

Shorter Days - Sharper Workouts

Shorter Days - Sharper Workouts

Posted Sep 19, 2012 by Gym Source in Fitness Tips.

With early sunsets and moonlit mornings, staying motivated to exercise as the days grow short can be tough—but it doesn’t have to be. These three easy tips from FitSugar can help keep your fitness