‘Precooling’ to Beat the Heat

‘Precooling’ to Beat the Heat

Posted Jun 17, 2013 by Gym Source in FIT Fact.

Today’s trend toward shorter, more intense workout sessions can be tough in the hazy heat of summer—especially outdoors. That’s why recent research into ‘precooling’—reducing your core tem

Treadmill Tips: Using the Incline Feature

Treadmill Tips: Using the Incline Feature

Posted May 25, 2013 by Gym Source in Fitness Tips.

Want to ramp up your fitness routine? Changing the incline on your treadmill can help. A study published by the University of Colorado in January, 2012, found that walking at a 9% incline activates th

Why Your BMI Matters

Why Your BMI Matters

Posted May 24, 2013 by Gym Source in Health and Wellness.

As a key indicator of fat as a percentage of your overall weight, your Body Mass Index (BMI) is an invaluable tool for health and wellness. The American Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics has guidelin

Make Your Smartphone Pull its Weight

Make Your Smartphone Pull its Weight

Posted May 23, 2013 by Gym Source in Fitness Industry News.

Want a smarter workout tool? Try your smartphone! A slew of free, effective apps is available on Android and iOS mobile devices—you just need to know where to look. One of the most popular apps is N

Exercise Improves Relationships

Exercise Improves Relationships

Posted May 6, 2013 by Gym Source in FIT Fact.

What we’ve suspected all along has been proven by science: Not only is fitness more fun with friends—it builds friendships, as well. Plus, when you exercise with people you enjoy, you’re even mo

Training Tips for Beginner Triathletes

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Posted May 1, 2013 by Gym Source in Fitness Tips.

More than a million non-professional athletes compete in triathlons in the US every year, an increase of more than 40 percent in less than a decade. And according to statistics, released by USA Triath

To Stretch or Not to Stretch?

To Stretch or Not to Stretch?

Posted Apr 13, 2013 by Gym Source in FIT Fact.

According to studies recently published in The Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research and the Scandinavian Journal of Medicine and Science in Sports, pre-exercise stretching is unnecessary and

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

Fitting Fitness into a Busy Life

Fitting Fitness into a Busy Life

Posted Apr 3, 2013 by Gym Source in Fitness Tips.

Finding it tough to work fitness into your busy schedule? Try these time-management and exercise strategies to help keep it on the calendar. Schedule your workout first thing in the morning (before l

Taking Good Advice to Heart

Taking Good Advice to Heart

Posted Feb 18, 2013 by Gym Source in FIT Fact.

In honor of American Heart Month this February, the American College of Cardiology conducted survey of more than 650 cardiologists—with hopes of understanding how the nation’s cardiologists took t

Better Playlist = Better Workout

Better Playlist = Better Workout

Posted Feb 15, 2013 by Gym Source in FIT Fact.

A new study by Simon Fraser University in British Columbia, confirmed that people tend to stick to a ‘natural’ pace that minimizes physical exertion while running or walking, and won’t change th

For Total Body Fitness – Take a Functional Fitness Test!

For Total Body Fitness – Take a Functional Fitness Test!

Posted Feb 8, 2013 by Gym Source in FIT Fact.

Functional Fitness is a way of evaluating—and improving—how your body performs doing five essential movements: squat, lunge, push, pull, and rotate. All of these movements require muscle groups to