What’s New on the Fitness Market

What’s New on the Fitness Market

Posted Apr 13, 2013 by Gym Source in Fitness Industry News.

By Norm Morrison I’ve always been impressed by SPRI. Although this noted pioneer of effective toning and strength training equipment (like their trailblazing line of training balls, exercise mats, r

6 Steps to Better Running

 6 Steps to Better Running

Posted Mar 12, 2013 by Gym Source in Fitness Tips.

Are you a seasoned runner (or fairly green)? With spring coming, it’s a perfect time for all runners to review their training style. Running may seem like the most natural of sports, but a few helpf

When do you replace your running shoes?

When do you replace your running shoes?

Posted Mar 9, 2013 by Gym Source in FIT Fact.

How do you determine when to replace your running shoes—mileage, months, appearance or technology? Ask 10 different runners that question, and you’ll probably get 10 different answers. Conventiona

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

The Worst Fitness Ideas of All Time

The Worst Fitness Ideas of All Time

Posted Feb 22, 2013 by Gym Source in FIT Fact.

The American Council on Exercise (ACE) knows a thing or two about fitness trends—the good, the bad and the ugly. Here are three of their favorites from days of yore that fall squarely in the ‘ugly

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

How to Recover From a Tough Workout

How to Recover From a Tough Workout

Posted Feb 6, 2013 by Gym Source in Fitness Tips.

You know that stiff, achy feeling that comes the day after a tough workout? There’s a name for it: Delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS). And believe it or not, there are better ways to recover from

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

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

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

Tell Us What YOU Think! Cardio vs Strength Training – Which is Better For Fat and Weight Loss?

Tell Us What YOU Think!  Cardio vs Strength Training – Which is Better For Fat and Weight Loss?

Posted Dec 28, 2012 by Gym Source in FIT Fact.

A recent Duke University study claims that you’ll lose more weight/fat with aerobic training than resistance training. The study, which appeared recently in the Journal of Applied Physiology, found

Hit the GYM before you hit the SLOPES!

Hit the GYM before you hit the SLOPES!

Posted Dec 26, 2012 by Gym Source in Outdoor/Adventure.

To have a successful ski or snowboarding season, you need to spend some focused time in the gym.  Skiing and snowboarding are high-intensity sports and demand three kinds of cardiovascular fitness: