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Running has numerous health benefits, and adding a treadmill to your home gym arsenal means you can workout regardless of the weather, create more challenging workouts that burn more calories, customize your training to be more versatile, and develop your endurance. You buy a treadmill because you want a fitter and healthier life, but don’t let common treadmill mistakes derail your progress inContinue reading..
Benefits of Combining Cardio & Strength TrainingUtilizing both cardio and strength training exercises in your workouts is the best way to elevate your workouts and to live a healthier, fitter lifestyle. To start maximizing your workouts, it is important first to understand the different types of exercise:Aerobic Exercise: Also known as cardio, is any sustained exercises, such as running,Continue reading..
Why Competition is Helpful in Reaching Your Fitness GoalsOne excellent workout tool you can employ to help you reach your fitness goals is competition. Not only does competition encourage you to push yourself harder, but it also creates a higher level of accountability. Additionally, to be successful you have to identify both your goals and a strategy to accomplish them. Tips on how to getContinue reading..
40 is the new 30. Kale is the new acai berry. Expresso Bike is the new fitness retreat.Escape reality and workup a sweat with the HD Expresso Upright Bike. Over 40 virtual bike tours let you explore places you have never been without stepping foot outside. Outdoor retreat more your style? The lifelike steering, shifting, and resistance action work together to recreate the feeling of ridingContinue reading..
At Gym Source, we appreciate the importance of personal trainers. That’s why we regularly spotlight local trainers making a big impact on their clients’ well-being. This month, we’re happy to feature Debra Goldman of Pilates Works, Inc. in Wayland, MA. Meet Deb here, and see how her unique combination of strength training, cardio and functional fitness keeps her clients healthy over theContinue reading..
Each month, Gym Source features an employee who exemplifies the passion for fitness innovation and dedication to customer service for which the company is known. Employee: John Geraghty Location: Short Hills, NJ Since: 2005 Quotable: “I consider myself a personal assistant. My job is to find out what myContinue reading..
Now that summer is here, sizzling temperatures are an added challenge to your outdoor running workout. So, how does heat affect your run? More than you might think. Because your heart has to work harder in the heat—while your muscles get less blood and oxygen—summer running can slow you down by as much as 30 seconds per mile for every five-degree (Fahrenheit) temperature increase. Plus,Continue reading..
Many fitness enthusiasts visit Gym Source with questions about incline training. Intrigued by research they’ve done on the internet (or by the results they’ve seen friends achieve), they ask us for guidance about incline training machines and techniques. One of the questions we get most often, however, is this one: Is incline training bad for my knees? The answer is a resounding NO! QuiteContinue reading..
Looking to mix up your strength-building and cardio-training routine this summer? Consider a combo of kettlebells and battle ropes. Together, these fitness must-haves make for a power-packed regimen that gets results. Many clients come to Gym Source wanting to get more from each workout in less time. By combining the strength-training and muscle-building workout of kettlebells with the cardioContinue reading..
What do you call a 55-kilometer multi-terrain road race through sand, gravel, grass, snow, ice, rivers and streams—one that runs straight up a mountain for the first 6 miles—in Iceland? You call it the Laugavegur Ultra Marathon, and we’re thrilled to support Gym Source’s own Jan Schole, manager of our Westport, CT, showroom, as he trains to compete in this year’s Laugavegur event on 7Continue reading..