What are the Best Workouts for Beginners?

by O2 Fitness | Aug 02, 2019
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Fitness Tips, Group Fitness Classes, Trainer Tips, Workout Tips, Yoga

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If you are in the beginning stages of a new fitness journey, you might be wondering, “Which workouts are designed for beginners?” The experts at O2 Fitness are here to help! While all of our fitness classes are easily accessible and modifiable to participants at every ...

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From O2 to the World Cup: Jessica McDonald

by O2 Fitness | Jul 29, 2019
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Member Spotlight, Workout Tips, Cardio

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If you were one of the 20 million people who tuned into the Women's World Cup series, you may have seen a familiar face from O2 Fitness Elliott Road. Professional athlete Jessica McDonald is a local NC Courage player who can now add World Cup champion to her resume. ...

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6 Ways to Stay Healthy This Summer

by Sarah Miller | Jul 18, 2019
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Healthy Living, Nutrition Tips, Workout Tips

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They aren’t called the lazy days of summer for nothing. Long stretches of sunshine and outdoor cooking. Parties by the pool. Holiday weekends. So much food and drink! If you aren’t careful, your wholesome eating habits will take a backseat to having fun. Your O2 Fitness ...

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Best Booty-Building Classes

by O2 Fitness | May 29, 2019
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Group Fitness Classes, Workout Tips, Booty Challenge

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Are you on a mission to build a better booty? The glutes are the largest muscle group in your body, so it's crucial to train this area consistently for the good of your overall fitness. Whether you're looking to alleviate lower back pain, run faster and harder, or rock ...

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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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Booty Challenge Form Checklist

by O2 Fitness | May 22, 2019
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Weight Training, Workout Tips, Booty Challenge

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Are you working through the O2 Booty Challenge? Before you pile on the weight, safety comes first. A common misconception about weight training is that weight matters the most. While lifting the appropriate amount of weight and increasing it over time is important for ...

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Best Glute Warm-Ups

by O2 Fitness | May 09, 2019
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Weight Training, Personal Training, Workout Tips

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Are you incorporating glute training into your fitness routine? You should be! Not only does strength training in general increase overall mobility and muscle mass, but it also helps to prevent injury. Since the glutes are among the largest muscles in the body, ...

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5 Benefits of Zumba Classes

by O2 Fitness | May 06, 2019
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Group Fitness Classes, Workout Tips, Cardio

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Zumba classes have earned an international reputation for uniting fitness, fun, and accessibility into a single workout style. Zumba locations can be found in 180 different countries with over 15 million participants worldwide. The global hype surrounding this workout ...

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Warming Up Before Strength Training

by O2 Fitness | Apr 19, 2019
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Personal Training, Workout Tips

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Is warming up important? Yes! A proper warm-up will prepare your body for exercise by increasing your heart rate, improving circulation and blood flow to the muscles, and loosening your joints through a range of motion. Not only will this help prevent injuries, but it ...

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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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