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Monthly Archives: January 2014

  • Post-run stretching with bands increases flexibility

    Serious, dedicated runners spend ample time on their home treadmills, pounding the belt and getting a great cardio workout every session. Whether they're training for a race or just sticking to their fitness regimen because they live a healthy lifestyle, running helps them develop strong leg muscles, endurance and a more powerful cardio health.

    Even those who are new to the sport will find great pleasure in hopping on their home gym equipment to do a walking and running interval program as they work their way up to a full run. Finishing a successful workout feels great, boosts confidence and helps you achieve your goals, but the session shouldn't end once you hop off the treadmill. Continue reading

  • Trend watch: fat running shoes for 2014

    The trend of barefoot and minimalist running shoes is taking a backseat in 2014 to a new type of footwear: the fat running shoe.

    Anyone who spends ample time running on their home treadmill knows the importance of the proper pair of kicks. Running shoes are specifically designed to absorb the impact of your feet pounding the ground or belt, and they help distribute weight evenly to lower your risk of injury. Continue reading

  • What should I look for in a mobile fitness app?

    Every day, Gym Source clients enter our showrooms looking for the latest innovations in fitness. More and more, they also come looking for the best mobile apps to enhance their fitness regimen and results. That said, here's the Gym Source perspective on what makes a good mobile fitness app-so you can get the most from your top-rated TRUE treadmill, elliptical trainer or indoor bike. Continue reading

  • Scientists have created the optimal workout playlist

    Music is as important to working out as having the proper home fitness equipment, a solid fitness plan and the right shoes and clothing.

    If you've ever gotten onto your home treadmill and then realized your iPod was dead, it probably put a serious damper on your motivation, because listening to upbeat, energetic tunes can really drive a workout and ensure you have a successful session. Continue reading

  • Can you have a healthy post-holiday detox?

    The holidays have come and gone, as have the indulging in sweets and libations. You have put on a little extra poundage between Thanksgiving and New Year's, but now it's time to reset and re-focus with a post-holiday detox.

    Whether you're hoping to drop that extra weight from too many cookies, want to tone up your muscles to see more definition, improve your diet plan or expand your endurance level on your home gym equipment, engaging in a healthy detox is a excellent way to examine your fitness and nutrition plans and make adjustments where it's necessary in order to fully achieve your goals this year. Continue reading

  • Eat healthy 80 percent of the time to lose weight successfully

    Now that the holidays have come and gone, it's time to focus on fitness - especially if you made healthy resolutions - and start losing that holiday weight. Indulging on sweets and treats over the holidays is often fun and delicious, but once January arrives, it's time to get serious about hitting the home fitness equipment again. Continue reading

  • How can you keep those New Year's fitness resolutions?

    The New Year has officially began, and it's that time again to make those resolutions. Some of the most popular promises people make to themselves are, of course, fitness related. Whether it's to lose weight, build muscle, improve your endurance or become faster, it can be a challenge to stick to fitness resolutions once reality sets in.

    However, deciding to develop healthier habits using your home gym equipment is always a good idea, so once the excitement wears off, it's important to stay strong. There are many reasons people don't stick to their resolutions, but it's time to make this year different. With these useful tips, you'll be able to stay on track and dedicate this year all about exercising on your home treadmill or stationary bike, and getting healthier. Continue reading

  • Training using your target heart rate

    When creating a training plan to use on your home treadmill or home exercise bike, there is a variety of methods to help you achieve your goal. You can alternate intervals, work in circuits or keep your rate of perceived exertion on a scale of 1 to 10 in mind when designing your workout plan.

    Another option you can try when exercising on your home fitness equipment is training in your target heart rate zone. Continue reading

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