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Posted on Jun 26, 2015 10:00:00 AM

What do runners love to do? Run, of course!

But working the same muscle groups over and over again can lead to fatigue and injury over the long haul. Savvy runners mix it up with other training to keep running longer, stronger. Here are a few pro tips to try.

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Burn Calories with Summer Activities

Posted on Jun 23, 2015 8:54:00 AM

Summer is around the corner, with the chance to get outside and enjoy many of the things you have been missing since winter stopped by. The glimmers of hope - flowers blooming, gardens being planted, and open windows at our favorite restaurants - are all reminders to get outside and get active.

Here are 5 common summer activities that will also give you a good workout and burn some calories in the process.

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Look beyond the marketing & hype when buying a cross trainer

Posted on Jun 17, 2015 7:14:00 AM

With all the different products and competing claims, choosing a non-impact cardio trainer can turn into one long, dizzying exercise. It doesn't have to be. For a category that represents over 25% of all fitness equipment purchases, its surprising that there's never been a straightforward, systematic method for evaluating your options. Until now.

The Ultimate Fitness Test evaluates the top five factors for making an informed purchase decision when comparing cross trainers, specifically the Arc Trainer®, elliptical, and the AMT®.

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Beware: those 6-pack abs may come at a cost.

Posted on Jun 16, 2015 7:48:00 AM

Lower back pain could result from your machine choice

Are you willing to pay the price?

Hard to imagine, but working out could actually be exacerbating your low back pain. According to a recent study conducted by Cory Hofmann at the Cybex Research Institute, those abdominal crunch machines at the gym could be increasing back pain.

FACT: Research suggests that one of the most effective ways to reduce low back pain is strength training and exercise. However, if one is placing significant stress on their low back while training, they are limiting the effectiveness of this potential solution.

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Topics: Cybex Research Institute

Promote Your New Arc Trainer To Your Clients

Posted on Jun 4, 2015 7:18:00 AM

I can't even count how many times I hear from a gym owner, program manager, or trainer that they want to know how to get the word out to their clients about their new Arc Trainer.

Situations like this are exactly why we created the Cybex Digital Marketing Suite. With so many accessible resources to promote equipment, programming and engagement, it is a one-stop shop to market your business.

Here are just a few options available through the Digital Marketing Suite for promoting a new Arc Trainer. 

 

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Topics: Arc Trainer, Digital Marketing Suite

Power training with speed

Posted on Jun 3, 2015 9:12:00 AM

Power can sometimes be an intimidating concept to new or returning exercisers, and training for power might seem to be something that only an athletic population might consider. However, if we gain a better understanding and appreciation of power training and its benefits, we actually may grow to enjoy it.

What is power training?

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Act Like a Kid Part 6 of 6: Hula Hooping

Posted on May 26, 2015 4:56:00 PM

Hula Hooping to Burn Calories

The next time you are at a park, watch someone hula hoop. They can take those little plastic hoops from the dollar store and spin them around their waists for what seems like an eternity. They do this because it is fun, but they are also developing strength, endurance, flexibility, coordination and even the ability to focus and pay attention.

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Active Aging Seniors & How to Reach Them in Your Facility

Posted on May 21, 2015 7:53:00 AM

You may realize that more and more seniors coming into your facility, and for a majority of them this is their first time stepping foot in a gym-like atmosphere. For others it may be their first time in many years. Needless to say, it can be daunting to the individual.

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Topics: Active Aging

Planks and Crunches are (almost always) a waste of time

Posted on May 20, 2015 8:38:00 AM

Planks and Crunches are (almost always) a waste of time.

That was difficult to type because there is no such thing as a "bad" or a "good" exercise - it all depends on context. Therefore, I am hesitant to write that somewhat sensationalist title.

With that said, I am a big advocate of knowing your goal, and training effectively with that goal in mind. So let’s take a closer look at these two exercises, and discuss how you can more effectively train.

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Topics: Cybex Research Institute

Act Like a Kid Part 5 of 6: Jumping rope for great cardio and coordination

Posted on May 19, 2015 4:49:00 PM

Jump Rope for Cardio & Coordination

Go to any elementary school playground and you will see kids playing double dutch, or just having fun jumping with a single rope. Notice not only their ability to do this for what seems like hours, but also how coordinated they are. This was a fun and challenging way for them to develop coordination, endurance, and speed without it feeling like exercise.

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