Exercise ‘Snacking’ Exposed

Exercise ‘Snacking’ Exposed

Posted Feb 12, 2013 by Gym Source in FIT Fact.

The benefits of short bursts of high intensity exercise—also called ‘exercise snacking’—has supporters and skeptics. Now there’s a new study in its favor. New research published 2/1/13 in 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

How to Recover From a Tough Workout

How to Recover From a Tough Workout

Posted Feb 6, 2013 by Gym Source in Fitness Tips.

You know that stiff, achy feeling that comes the day after a tough workout? There’s a name for it: Delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS). And believe it or not, there are better ways to recover from

The TRUE ES900 Elliptical Trainer

The TRUE ES900 Elliptical Trainer

Posted Feb 5, 2013 by Gym Source in Featured Fitness Products.

(by Norm Morrison) True fact: I’ve always believed it is just-plain tough to make a good machine better—but that was before I tried the new ES900 elliptical from TRUE Fitness. I may have to includ

Is breakfast over-rated?

Is breakfast over-rated?

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

A new study from Northumbria University suggests that people burn up to 20% more body fat by exercising in the morning on an empty stomach. The British Journal of Nutrition described the study, in whi

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

Woman’s Fitness Specialist Certification: What's in it for You?

Woman’s Fitness Specialist Certification: What's in it for You?

Posted Jan 31, 2013 by Gym Source in Trainer Spotlight.

Many personal trainers get certifications in specialized fields such as sports conditioning and weight management to complement the training they already have. These trainers become the go-to experts

Shake Up Your Diet With Simple Food Swaps

Shake Up Your Diet With Simple Food Swaps

Posted Jan 30, 2013 by Gym Source in Weight Loss/Weight Management.

When it comes to our daily food intake, many of us are on autopilot. We buy, prepare and eat the same food week after week. Thinking of cleaning out your pantry and starting fresh? Starting today, you

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

A More Convenient Cross Country Workout

A More Convenient Cross Country Workout

Posted Jan 28, 2013 by Gym Source in FIT Fact.

Stuck in a cardio rut? Here’s something new for your favorite elliptical: Keep that heart pumping by transforming your everyday elliptical session into a cross-country skiing adventure. To simulate

Trainer Spotlight - Efrain Larenas

Trainer Spotlight - Efrain Larenas

Posted Jan 25, 2013 by Gym Source in Trainer Spotlight.

Turning Injury Into Inspiration Efrain Larenas was an athlete all of his life, but didn’t decide to pursue a career in personal training until fate–through football–stepped in. While

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