The Top 10 Things to Look for When Choosing a New Gym

by O2 Fitness | Jun 18, 2019
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Healthy Living, O2 Fitness

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Choosing the right gym is an essential component to any fitness journey. Selecting a gym that is not right for you can have you paying for a membership that you rarely use. To break this cycle, you need a gym that you will feel comfortable visiting regularly, that can ...

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What is SilverSneakers?

by O2 Fitness | May 28, 2019
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Healthy Living, Group Fitness Classes, Workout Tips

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All of Your SilverSneakers Questions Answered SilverSneakers is a senior fitness system designed specifically for adults ages 65 and older. This program connects eligible seniors with local gyms that provide specialized classes for SilverSneakers members. The ...

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Nutrition and Endurance Training

by O2 Fitness | Apr 16, 2019
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Healthy Living, Fitness Tips, Workout Tips

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With longer days and warmer weather comes more endurance training and a variety of outdoor races. The definition of endurance training is “prolonged training at a relatively low intensity, aimed at enhancement of cardiorespiratory function, together with aerobic ...

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6 Reasons to Stop Procrastinating Your Next Workout

by Matilda Davies | Dec 17, 2018
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Healthy Living, Fitness Tips, Workout Tips

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Editor's Note: This post is authored by Matilda Davies. Matilda lives in Raleigh, North Carolina, where she writes about great homes, health, and wellness. In her free time, she enjoys yoga, hiking, and walking her dogs. When that alarm goes off first thing in the ...

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The Story of the Breath

by O2 Fitness | Dec 14, 2018
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Healthy Living, Yoga

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Editor's Note:  This post is authored by Maggie Donnelly. Maggie is a Barre instructor, a middle school social studies teacher, a stage actor, and an all-around knucklehead. She has been a fitness professional and an enthusiast for all things mind/body for going on ...

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How to Stay Motivated this Holiday Season

by O2 Fitness | Dec 03, 2018
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Healthy Living, Holidays, Workout Tips

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Editor's Note: This post is authored by Ledina Esserman. Ledina is a fitness and health blogger who wants to help others live a healthy lifestyle while maintaining a balanced life. Her 9-5 job doesn’t get in the way of staying healthy and active. With long term ...

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Sweating for the Wedding

by O2 Fitness | Jul 25, 2018
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Healthy Living, Fitness Tips, Nutrition Tips

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Your wedding is a day when all eyes are on you. This significant milestone in your life typically means that you'll be surrounded by family, friends, and of course, lots of cameras. This is the day to look and feel your absolute best....

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Nutrition, Body Image, and Mindset

by O2 Fitness | Jul 19, 2018
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Healthy Living, Nutrition Tips, Running

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Editor's Note: This post is authored by Sammy George, Raleigh Distance Project runner and former Division 1 Cross Country and Track & Field athlete at North Carolina State University. She was a school record holder in the 1500 for a short time and has run the 5k in ...

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Beat the Summer Heat

by O2 Fitness | Jul 16, 2018
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Healthy Living, Trainer Tips, Workout Tips

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In the peak of summer, scorching temperatures can put a damper on your outdoor activities and workouts, making you feel thirsty, tired, and unmotivated. Fight the dreaded summer fatigue with these tips from North Ridge Personal Trainer Drew Schultz to stay healthy and ...

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5 Tips for 5K First-Timers

by O2 Fitness | Jul 06, 2018
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Healthy Living, Fitness Tips, Running

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Are you a 5K first-timer? There are many theories out there about what to do and how to prepare for the big race day. Besides sticking to your training schedule, keep these race day tips in mind so you'll be ready to hit the ground running the morning of, literally!...

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