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9 Ways to Beat Shin Splints

July 15th, 2015

9 Ways to Beat Shin Splints

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

June 26th, 2015

Fix Your Weakest Link: Biking

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

June 26th, 2015

3 Tips for Better Running in the Heat

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?

June 26th, 2015

Is Incline Training Bad for Your Knees?

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

June 26th, 2015

Fix Your Weakest Link: Swimming

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.

June 26th, 2015

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

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

June 12th, 2015

FEATURED EMPLOYEE: Jackie Pflieger | Brookfield, CT

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 Summiting

June 12th, 2015

Jan’s Excellent Icelandic Adventure, Part 2

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

May 28th, 2015

How Weight Bench Incline Boosts Results

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

May 28th, 2015

It’s All About That Shake

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

May 28th, 2015

5 Tips for Better Summer Fitness

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

The Skinny on Summer Indoor Cycling

May 28th, 2015

The Skinny on Summer Indoor Cycling

Summer is the perfect time for burning calories on your bike as you take in the great outdoors. But on days when rain and heat make cycling uncomfortable (or even dangerous), get your bike fix inside

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