Low Impact Workouts Work Harder Than You Think

Low Impact Workouts Work Harder Than You Think

Posted Apr 21, 2016 by Gym Source in Outdoor/Adventure.

You know that low-impact workouts put less stress on the body, especially your joints. But can they keep you fit? The answer is a resounding yes. And with nicer spring weather, some of your…

Skiing Exercises for Beginner and Black Diamond Skiers

Skiing Exercises for Beginner and Black Diamond Skiers

Posted Dec 8, 2015 by Gym Source in Outdoor/Adventure.

Physical Disclaimer: Workouts suggested on this website are not to be interpreted as treatment plans or substitutes for medical consultation. Before undertaking any exercise program, please a…

OH, CRAMP! THE SCOOP ON SIDE STITCHES

OH, CRAMP! THE SCOOP ON SIDE STITCHES

Posted Aug 20, 2015 by Gym Source in Outdoor/Adventure.

You know the feeling—that sudden, jolting pain in your side that sends you doubling over instead of moving forward. It has a name:  exercise-related transient abdominal pain (ETAP), better known as

Jan’s Excellent Icelandic Adventure, Part 2

Jan Summiting

Posted Jun 12, 2015 by Gym Source in Outdoor/Adventure.

Last month, we introduced you to Gym Source’s own Jan Schole (manager of our showroom in Westport, CT), who is training to compete in the Laugavegur Ultra Marathon in Iceland on July 18, 2015.  Pre

Tackle Those Fall Hills

Tackle Those Fall Hills

Posted Oct 24, 2013 by Gym Source in Outdoor/Adventure.

Hill workouts are one of the best ways to train for stronger and faster running. In fact, a recent study undertaken at the Auckland University of Technology in New Zealand found that uphill and dow

Will Outdoor ‘Adult Playgrounds’ Catch On?

Will Outdoor ‘Adult Playgrounds’ Catch On?

Posted Aug 14, 2013 by Gym Source in Outdoor/Adventure.

Photo credit: Andy Holzman/Los Angeles Daily News Cities across the United States are building ‘adult playgrounds’ in an effort to promote fitness and curb obesity. Utilizing the same type of dur

3 New Rules for Better Endurance Cycling

3 New Rules for Better Endurance Cycling

Posted Jul 18, 2013 by Gym Source in Outdoor/Adventure.

For years, cyclists have been urged to replace every ounce of water lost during exercise. They’ve also been warned to avoid caffeine, and to drink beverages with added protein for better cycling per

Training for Canoeing, Kayaking and Boating

Training for Canoeing, Kayaking and Boating

Posted Jun 17, 2013 by Gym Source in Outdoor/Adventure.

Summer is here and wherever you live, water sports reign supreme. But to get the most out of sport like rowing, canoeing and kayaking, your upper body strength may need a boost. For seasoned competito

Make your Golf Game Great

Make your Golf Game Great

Posted Apr 13, 2013 by Gym Source in Outdoor/Adventure.

Great golfers need to be powerful, limber and accurate. That’s why golf training requires a unique combination of flexibility, strength and mechanics. The right fitness training can give you a stron

What to Know Before your Next Hiking Trip

What to Know Before your Next Hiking Trip

Posted Mar 21, 2013 by Gym Source in Outdoor/Adventure.

Spring is just around the corner and it’s a great time to explore your local parks and mountains. But trekking around in the woods, canyons and mountains can be dangerous if you’re not prepared. A

Strengthen Your Skating Skills

Strengthen Your Skating Skills

Posted Feb 27, 2013 by Gym Source in Outdoor/Adventure.

Whether you compete in a serious ice hockey league, or leisurely lap an ice rink now and then, ice-skating engages your body like no other sport. Skating requires enormous strength, endurance and flex

Cool Accessories for Cold Weather Workouts

Cool Accessories for Cold Weather Workouts

Posted Jan 29, 2013 by Gym Source in Outdoor/Adventure.

What should you wear for those cold-weather workouts? Try these tips to keep up the pace when the temperature drops. Layers, Layers, Layers  One of the biggest mistakes you can make while exercising