Minimalist Running Shoes—Fad or Fantastic?

Minimalist Running Shoes—Fad or Fantastic?

Posted Feb 1, 2013 by Gym Source in FIT Fact.

With a lower heel and sole than traditional running shoes, minimalist running shoes offer a totally different running experience. So what’s the attraction? With minimalist running shoes, your feet a

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

Are You Allergic to Your New Workout?

Are You Allergic to Your New Workout?

Posted Jan 25, 2013 by Gym Source in FIT Fact.

If you’re sticking to your health-related New Year’s resolutions—Good for you!  Maybe you’ve joined a gym or stocked your kitchen with healthy food.  Now here’s the caveat: Make sure your

Climbing the Corporate Ladder? Get Fit!

Climbing the Corporate Ladder? Get Fit!

Posted Jan 21, 2013 by Gym Source in FIT Fact.

If you’re on track for the corner office (or want to be) don’t neglect your workout.  Staying fit is now considered an increasingly important requirement for senior management success. In fact, n

Strange But True? Can a MOUTHGUARD Improve Your Performance?

Strange But True?  Can a MOUTHGUARD Improve Your Performance?

Posted Jan 4, 2013 by Gym Source in FIT Fact.

This may sound a little unusual, but one study found that wearing a mouthguard while training could actually give athletes a boost of power.  A study published in the Journal of Strength & Condit

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

Here’s a LEGAL Performance Enhancing Drug – Caffeine!

Here’s a LEGAL Performance Enhancing Drug – Caffeine!

Posted Dec 27, 2012 by Gym Source in FIT Fact.

If you want to improve your performance in the gym, don’t forget the java.  Caffeine can help you lift more weight and also lessens your perception of exertion and pain, according to research in Th

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

Smart Cycling

Smart Cycling

Posted Dec 7, 2012 by Gym Source in FIT Fact.

When using a stationary bike, keep fatigue and knee strain to a minimum by pacing yourself between 80 and 110 rpm. Favoring the open road this weekend? To gauge your pace, count how many times your ri

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