Can Jet Lag Be Avoided?

Can Jet Lag Be Avoided?

Posted Jul 15, 2015 by Gym Source in Health and Wellness.

Traveling across time zones can hamstring even the most robust athletes. Disruptions to sleep and nutrition—and jet lag, of course—can wreak havoc on routines. Here are a few tips for mitigating t

9 Ways to Beat Shin Splints

9 Ways to Beat Shin Splints

Posted Jul 15, 2015 by Gym Source in Health and Wellness.

Mention the words “shin splints” to an athlete—then watch out: This acute form of agony strikes fear in the heart of anyone who pounds the pavement, plays the court, or works out on any type of

Fix Your Weakest Link: Biking

Fix Your Weakest Link: Biking

Posted Jun 26, 2015 by Gym Source in Stationary Bikes.

It’s hard to perform perfectly on every part of your triathlon, since each sport requires different muscles and natural abilities. Nonetheless, if you’re where you want to be with running and swim

3 Tips for Better Running in the Heat

3 Tips for Better Running in the Heat

Posted Jun 26, 2015 by Gym Source in Health and Wellness.

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.

Is Incline Training Bad for Your Knees?

Is Incline Training Bad for Your Knees?

Posted Jun 26, 2015 by Gym Source in Fitness Tips.

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 fo

Fix Your Weakest Link: Swimming

Fix Your Weakest Link: Swimming

Posted Jun 26, 2015 by Gym Source in Fitness Tips.

When you choose to train for a triathlon, you need to be in top form for three very different sports. Do you have a weak link? If a single leg of your tri—be it swimming, biking or running—isn’t

Kettle Rope? Battle Bell? Why this Cardio Mash-Up Makes Sense.

Kettle Rope? Battle Bell? Why this Cardio Mash-Up Makes Sense.

Posted Jun 26, 2015 by Gym Source in Health and Wellness.

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 t

FEATURED EMPLOYEE: Jackie Pflieger | Brookfield, CT

FEATURED EMPLOYEE: Jackie Pflieger | Brookfield, CT

Posted Jun 12, 2015 by Gym Source in Featured Employee.

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:       Jackie Pflieger

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

How Weight Bench Incline Boosts Results

How Weight Bench Incline Boosts Results

Posted May 28, 2015 by Gym Source in Strength Training Equipment.

For effective strength training right at home, nothing beats a high-quality weight bench. But should you invest in a flat bench that adjusts for incline? A recent study in the European Journal of Spor

It’s All About That Shake

It’s All About That Shake

Posted May 28, 2015 by Gym Source in Vibration Training.

Lately, personal trainers and fitness pros are integrating isometric traction into their routines. But what is isometric traction—and how can it help you? In a word: shake. Isometric traction is wha

5 Tips for Better Summer Fitness

5 Tips for Better Summer Fitness

Posted May 28, 2015 by Gym Source in Health and Wellness.

When the snow and ice of winter are long gone, getting active gets easier. The road, the park and the beach all become your fitness playground. Here are 5 great ways to help make this your healthiest