What is Cross Training and does it offer any significant benefits?
Cross Training is an exercise regimen that uses several methods of training to develop a specific component of fitness. In cross training, you alternate using different muscle groups and do stretching routines. With this training you should experience enhanced weight loss, reduced risk of injury and it should improve your total fitness.
For weight loss you should choose activities like jogging, aerobics, bicycling, rowing or swimming. You want to make sure you exercise at a moderately intense level and do it for more than at least a half hour each day. You will first begin to tap into your sugar reserves and then will still use your sugar but also start using your body fat. If you exercise longer than that it will use even more fat. Remember you are trying to burn more calories that you eat. Exercising on a regular basis will help build stronger muscle and muscle burns more calories than fat, even when you rest.
No, this is not possible. Most people who exercise will lose 1 lb of muscle for every 3 lbs of fat. You will lose muscle when dieting but you can try and minimize it by focusing on losing fat.
When you do a high intensity workout with strength equipment, your body can burn calories during the exercise phase and up to 3 days post workout, in response to the repairing process your body goes through in recovery. In contrast, cardio equipment, which does burn calories, most of that calorie burn is done during the exercise phase alone.
Yes, if you are a woman or man concerned with osteoporosis as you age, strength training can greatly improve bone density and help fight the problem. Always check with your physician before starting any exercise program.
The answer is no! This only happens when you have a high caloric intake and specific training using extremely heavy weights. Since women have much lower levels of testosterone than men, they have very little chance of bulking up.
No. Half of the success of any fitness program is your diet. You should make sure you maintain a proper balance between your fat and calorie intake. Your nutritional program should be made up of complex carbohydrates, quality protein, essential fats and leafy green vegetables.
You certainly can. These kinds of workouts are a good, efficient use of time. If you are just starting to workout, you are not likely to overwork any one body part with this kind of program. You can, however, work different muscle groups on different days.
Yes. Most strength programs are specially designed to help prevent injuries on the playing field. For example, the reason a sport program will have leg extensions and leg curls as part of the workout session is to help the knee joint stable with the muscle strength gained. This will help reduce the amount of MCL and ACL strains and tears.
Interval training is alternating between bursts of high-intensity exercise and less intense or rest intervals. As you get fit, you increase the high intensity part of your workout and decrease the rest intervals. By doing this you can supercharge your fitness program, boost your metabolism and burn off excess fat. To start a program like this, you need to set your own level of intensity according to how fit you are.
Fitness Resource has been serving the Mid-Atlantic since 1985. We are proud of our heritage and today employ 15 commercial sales representatives throughout the region.
Yes. We’re focused on comprehensive customer care and will install and test each piece of equipment that we sell.
Yes. We determine the value of your equipment based upon the following criteria: age, condition, brand, preventative maintenance history and color.
Fitness Resource utilizes a hybrid system for service. We employ our own service team and also partner with an extensive network of Service Providers. Our objective is to keep your fitness equipment in peak operating condition.
Fitness Resource is dedicated to keeping your facility in peak operating condition. We offer Preventative Maintenance plans based upon your needs. This can be monthly, quarterly or “as needed”.
Fitness Resource is prepared to assist you from concept to completion. Our team is skilled in facility planning, facility design, equipment selection, delivery/installation, service and long-term customer support. We’ll sweat over the details: electrical requirements/location, coaxial cable recommendations, equipment location and room flow - allowing you to focus on the big picture.
Fitness Resource can assist you with your financing needs. We partner with several leasing companies who will work diligently to provide you with the best possible interest rates. Leasing terms are often 36, 48 or 60 months.
Yes. We are proud to offer Everlast with Nike Grind rubber flooring products. We also install hardwood flooring, 4x6 mats and Humane rubber products.
Complete “One-Stop Shopping”. From concept to completion, our sales team is focused on providing comprehensive customer care. Let us understand your goals and objectives and we’ll assist you with the facility planning, equipment selection, room drawing, equipment ordering, delivery/installation and service. Our goal is simple…to help you reach yours.
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Fitness Resource has been selling top commercial products since 1985. Our sales reps are trained professionals who average 10 years of fitness experience working with the following markets: colleges, multi-family housing, corporations, country clubs, fire/police departments, hospitality, high schools, recreation centers, senior living, personal training studios, hospitals and rehabilitation facilities.
Yes. We represent products that have state-of-the-art audio/visual entertainment. TV’s and iPod options can be added directly to our treadmills, ellipticals, bikes and steppers. Our array of entertainment options will keep your facility “cutting edge.” Imagine a treadmill with a 17” LCD screen that is HD ready. The same treadmill will accept your iPod and can display and play your song list or videos. Our products will keep your members/guests engaged and coming back for more!
Virtual Active is a suite of fully interactive, cinema quality, video based cardio workouts. Users will be engaged on all levels as the workouts include audio soundtracks and ambient soundtracks in addition to stunning video footage. In our T7xe treadmill, the incline will adjust to match the terrain shown in the video. For Ascent, cycle, elliptical and stepper products, the resistance level will adjust to match the terrain shown in the video. On all cardio products, the video will be speed interactive. When a user speeds up or slows down their workout pace, the video playback rate will adjust creating a fully immersed experience.
Keeping an eye on your products so that you don't have to.The Asset Management solution from Matrix Fitness takes the power, performance and possibilities of cardio asset management to an entirely new level. Utilizing the internal wireless module that comes standard on all 5x, 7x and 7xe cardio consoles; Asset Management communicates a comprehensive view of the performance statistics across our portfolio of premium cardio products to your service provider. Asset Management enables you to develop comprehensive programs for preventive, predictive, routine and unplanned maintenance. Together, these programs contribute to your goals of reducing costs and increasing product uptime.When you use the Asset Management solution from Matrix, you are maximizing the performance and lifetime value of your cardio products and the end results are:
The seated elliptical is a new category of exercise equipment. This new category combines the no-impact, natural motion cardio benefits of an elliptical cross trainer with the seated comfort of a recumbent bike for a unique total body workout. Your feet rest out in front of you and you pedal your legs in an elliptical motion, forward or in reverse. Pushing and pulling the handlebars bringing your upper-body into play too as you pedal and pump and pedal your way to a great workout. Seated ellipticals have the same benefits as a standing elliptical cross trainers, plus a comfortable seat. So you can do exactly the same elliptical workout that you perform standing but you get to sit with back support. You get a great cardiovascular, total-body workout by pedaling the legs in an ellipse motion and pushing and pulling the arms. From a comfortable seated position you work both arms and legs at a variety of resistance levels. Increasing the resistance and working "just arms" or "just legs" gives you the benefits of strength training as well as a cardio boost! The only true-seated elliptical cross trainer available today is the xRide by Octane Fitness.
Matrix Fitness is the fastest growing brand of equipment on the market today. They make commercial-grade equipment that stands out, rises above, and sets new industry standards in the process. Matrix is dedicated to providing top quality commercial fitness equipment at the lowest overall cost of ownership. Matrix Fitness’ dedication to warranty, service and delivery is absolute. That’s why they created the Customer Advantage Program (CAP). Cap consists of three core principles: