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Firmer Core -- Fitter You

January 2nd, 2013

Firmer Core -- Fitter You

“Working your Core” is not just a trendy phrase from the latest Pilates or Tai Chi class.  Core stability (or core strengthening) is now a well-known fitness trend that has started to transcend i

The Evo CX – Combined Technology for a NEW Cycling Experience

December 28th, 2012

The Evo CX – Combined Technology for a NEW Cycling Experience

The Evo CX offers an innovative and realistic riding experience like no other indoor cycle. The Evo CX’s RAMP™ frame actually sways with a cyclists’ body movement and engages core muscles for an

Tell Us What YOU Think!  Cardio vs Strength Training – Which is Better For Fat and Weight Loss?

December 28th, 2012

Tell Us What YOU Think! Cardio vs Strength Training – Which is Better For Fat and Weight Loss?

A recent Duke University study claims that you’ll lose more weight/fat with aerobic training than resistance training. The study, which appeared recently in the Journal of Applied Physiology, found

Here’s a LEGAL Performance Enhancing Drug – Caffeine!

December 27th, 2012

Here’s a LEGAL Performance Enhancing Drug – Caffeine!

If you want to improve your performance in the gym, don’t forget the java.  Caffeine can help you lift more weight and also lessens your perception of exertion and pain, according to research in Th

Hit the GYM before you hit the SLOPES!

December 26th, 2012

Hit the GYM before you hit the SLOPES!

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

December 24th, 2012

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

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

December 21st, 2012

Explosive Moves Can Build Your Muscles Faster

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!

December 21st, 2012

For Proper Heart Zone Training – Know Your Max!

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

December 18th, 2012

You’ll Be Floored—Everlast Sports Surfacing

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

December 18th, 2012

Don’t Pop that Pre-Workout Pill

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

December 13th, 2012

Gym Source Praised for Ossining High School Weight Room Renovation

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

December 12th, 2012

Weekend-Proof Your Diet, Part 1

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

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