How to Tell if You Need New Running Shoes

  We all know that nagging pain in our shins and calves.  It is the little voice in your muscles saying, “Hey you, yes you, it is time to buy new shoes.” (Always listen!) The midsole in a running or athletic shoe is engineered to break down over time....

3 Training Tips for Running Your Best Race

It’s officially race season 🏃‍♀️ Whether you’re a beginner or a regular marathon runner, it’s important to keep these three tips at the forefront of your training regimen. Not only will you become stronger and perform better, but you’ll prevent...

Fasted Cardio: Is There a Benefit?

Written by: Josh Sammons, Fitness Director, O2 Fitness – Chatham Should I do my cardio workouts on an empty stomach? As a personal trainer, I get this question quite a bit. The Theory: The idea behind doing cardio in the morning on an empty stomach is that the...

Maximizing Your Treadmill Workout

Written by: Jessica Weiler, Personal Trainer, O2 Fitness Wilmington You’re probably thinking there must be a million different and complex ways to maximize a workout on a treadmill.  Most of the treadmills we use today are flooded with options and features, but...

Chi Running & Posture: Making the Connection

Written by Mike Winkfield, Fitness Director, O2 Fitness Fuquay There has been a lot of interest in the Chi running style. Not sure what Chi Running is? Read about it here. Although its been around for some time, it seems as if that is all people are talking about now....