Author Archives: Phil Verstraete

A professional maintaining a fitness machine

The Premier Fitness Source Advantage

Preventive Maintenance Agreements (PMAs) for Home or Commercial Fitness Equipment Find peace of mind in equipment ownership You purchased your exercise equipment to help you…

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Woman working out on a machine and a man in the background using free weights


I’m often asked which form of strength training is better, using free weights or machines. The answer is a very emphatic: “It depends”. I want…

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Coming Back After a Fitness Layoff

Coming Back After a Fitness Layoff OK – Maybe you’ve been away from your exercise routine for a while. Don’t beat yourself up, we’ve all…

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The Great Workout Dilemma: Home or Gym?

I’ve been asked many times; “Should I workout at home, or at the gym”. I’m tempted to simply answer; “Yes” and end the conversation there.…

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Five Components of Physical Fitness

If you’re reading this blog, you have at least a passing interest in physical fitness and healthy lifestyles. But what does it really mean to…

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Exercise and Weight Loss: An Inconvenient Truth

Exercise and Weight Loss: An Inconvenient Truth Please read this ENTIRE blog. Why? There is a lot of good news following this one potentially disturbing…

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Get a Workout Partner!

They say, “Two’s Company” but there’s much more to it than that, when working out.  There are several reasons why having a workout partner will…

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What to Consider When Buying Used Fitness Equipment

Everyone likes a bargain. And buying your fitness equipment used (or “pre-owned” as the car industry has coined it) will certainly save you some money…

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Relieving Stress Through Exercise

We’ve just come through tax time. That can certainly be a stressful period. And regardless of the cause, who doesn’t feel like they could use…

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Measuring Fitness Without a Scale

CHECK YOUR FITNESS PROGRESS WITHOUT USING A SCALE  In the vast majority of cases, when people consider “getting in shape” at least one part of…

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