• You are about to do so much cringing. A new study examined bacteria samples from gym equipment at large fitness chains around the country and spoiler alert: Gym equipment is covered in bacteria. And the most digusting of all? Free weights, with 362 times more bacteria than a toilet seat. BRB, going to wash my hands forever. [Women’s Health] Read more »
Get this, you guys: City Fitness is setting up shop on Frankford Avenue in Fishtown, and they’re building a brand new gym that will have — wait for it — a TREE growing in the middle of it. Like, planted in the freakin’ ground of the gym. I can’t be the only one whose jaw drops at the thought of that. Read more »
For the workout this week, put 30 minutes on the clock and get ready to complete the following seven-move circuit as many times as you can in those 30 minutes. But don’t get sloppy people — you want to be moving fast while also maintaining good form. Got it?
The idea is to work hard, work fast, and push yourself outside of your comfort zone. Simple enough, right? Good luck! Read more »
You’ve seen it: the bands, steps, pulleys and other strange equipment gathering dust in the corner of the gym. You’ve probably even wondered (out loud, maybe?): What the heck is that stuff, anyway?
We wondered, too — which is why we enlisted Center City-based personal trainer Brian Maher to decode that oft-forgotten gym equipment we should have been using all along. Here, how to get a great workout with five awesome pieces of equipment most everyone ignores at the gym. Read more »
Yesterday we gave you some pretty solid tips on how to pick the best gym or fitness studio for your goals. So now that you’ve found the right gym for you, you may be ready to sign on the dotted line. Er, not so fast.