Exercise Improves Relationships

May 6th, 2013

Exercise Improves Relationships

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

Keep Your ‘Ghoulish’ Figure This Halloween

May 6th, 2013

Keep Your ‘Ghoulish’ Figure This Halloween

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

Keeping Fitness Facilities Fun—and Safe

May 3rd, 2013

Keeping Fitness Facilities Fun—and Safe

As a busy hotel manager, Michaela Mackey wears many hats throughout the day. One of her most important roles is to ensure that her facility’s health and fitness room is properly maintained—and tha

Swimmer

May 1st, 2013

Training Tips for Beginner Triathletes

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

Better Sleep with Cherry Juice

May 1st, 2013

Better Sleep with Cherry Juice

According to research, the melatonin in tart cherry juice can help you sleep better and longer, and is particularly useful to those who need to manage disturbed sleep. Simply drink a glass of ruby-red

Walking Offers Same Health Benefits as Running

April 25th, 2013

Walking Offers Same Health Benefits as Running

A recent study found that brisk walking offers many of the same health benefits as running. Findings released in the American Heart Association journal Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biolog

The Sport-Specific Diet

April 24th, 2013

The Sport-Specific Diet

Whether you run, swim or cycle; eating the right food for each activity helps you improve your performance and make the most of each workout. Runners need to stay fueled during a marathon—but the pr

ACE Confirms: Kettlebells Rock Your Core

April 23rd, 2013

ACE Confirms: Kettlebells Rock Your Core

Recently, the American Council on Exercise (ACE) sponsored a training study to determine the benefits of kettlebell training. ACE enlisted researchers at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse’s Depa

Gym Source is On-Air with Home Improvement USA

April 13th, 2013

Gym Source is On-Air with Home Improvement USA

Norm Morrison, general manager and trend advisor with Gym Source, was happy to talk about home fitness with hosts Dave Rusch and Steve Leventhal as part of the Home Improvement USA radio show earlier

To Stretch or Not to Stretch?

April 13th, 2013

To Stretch or Not to Stretch?

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

Make your Golf Game Great

April 13th, 2013

Make your Golf Game Great

Great golfers need to be powerful, limber and accurate. That’s why golf training requires a unique combination of flexibility, strength and mechanics. The right fitness training can give you a stron

What’s New on the Fitness Market

April 13th, 2013

What’s New on the Fitness Market

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

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