Hit the GYM before you hit the SLOPES!

Hit the GYM before you hit the SLOPES!

Posted Dec 26, 2012 by Gym Source in Outdoor/Adventure.

To have a successful ski or snowboarding season, you need to spend some focused time in the gym.  Skiing and snowboarding are high-intensity sports and demand three kinds of cardiovascular fitness: 

Don’t Be Fooled By “Light” Beer and “Skinny “Cocktails – They Can Still Put on the Pounds

Don’t Be Fooled By “Light” Beer and “Skinny “Cocktails – They Can Still Put on the Pounds

Posted Dec 24, 2012 by Gym Source in Weight Loss/Weight Management.

This time of year you’ll hear a lot about the benefits of “light” beer and “skinny” cocktails — so you can enjoy your holiday parties without a calorie-care in the world.  But be advi

Explosive Moves Can Build Your Muscles Faster

Explosive Moves Can Build Your Muscles Faster

Posted Dec 21, 2012 by Gym Source in FIT Fact.

If you want to build bulk and strength with weight lifting, don’t just stick to slow, heavy lifts.   Now research shows that FAST explosive movements such as kettlebell swings, box jumps and plyom

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

You’ll Be Floored—Everlast Sports Surfacing

You’ll Be Floored—Everlast Sports Surfacing

Posted Dec 18, 2012 by Gym Source in Featured Fitness Products.

Ever consider your workout surface? Maybe you should. Fact is, the right flooring can be as important as the equipment itself. Proper flooring ensures the integrity of your joints, muscles, ligaments

Don’t Pop that Pre-Workout Pill

Don’t Pop that Pre-Workout Pill

Posted Dec 18, 2012 by Gym Source in FIT Fact.

Many people take ibuprofen before a strenuous workout–sometimes every day–to guard against muscle pain. However, a new study published in the December, 2012, issue of Medicine & Science in Spo

Gym Source Praised for Ossining High School Weight Room Renovation

Gym Source Praised for Ossining High School Weight Room Renovation

Posted Dec 13, 2012 by Gym Source in Testimonials.

Ossining High School in Ossining, NY, has a thriving athletic program, but its weight room—dark and cramped with low ceilings—needed a makeover.  With limited resources to upgrade, school facilit

Weekend-Proof Your Diet, Part 1

Weekend-Proof Your Diet, Part 1

Posted Dec 12, 2012 by Gym Source in Health and Wellness.

Do you exercise and eat well Monday through Friday? Don’t wreck your hard work on the weekends. Use these tips to keep you on-track. Happy Hour:  Free appetizers and half-price drinks are great for

Get Smart About Dumbbells

Get Smart About Dumbbells

Posted Dec 11, 2012 by Gym Source in Fitness Industry News.

Dumbbells are among the most widely-used fitness equipment—but few people realize just how much they vary with regard to comfort, function and durability. If you’re in the market for high-quality

Bone Loss Also a Men’s Health Issue

Bone Loss Also a Men’s Health Issue

Posted Dec 10, 2012 by Gym Source in FIT Fact.

Recent reports linking body fat to bone loss tend to focus on women. But according to a study presented in November the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA), obesity lead

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