Breathing Awareness for Strength and Fitness

Written by: John Foster, Personal Trainer at O2 Fitness Chatham How many times do you see people in the gym, holding their breath and straining their necks during resistance exercises?  It is a common sight, but the question is, “Is it healthy?” My answer...

Strength Training for Older Adults

By CDC Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Research has shown that strengthening exercises are both safe and effective for women and men of all ages, including those who are not in perfect health. In fact, people with health concerns—including heart disease or...

The Fitness Behind Medicine Balls

Written By: Nicki Wilson, Personal Trainer, O2 Fitness Brennan Station Medicine ball training is one of the oldest forms of strength and conditioning training – the first reference to wrestlers training with sand filled bladders appears in Persia nearly 3000 years...

Exercising During Pregnancy

Written by Marcy Luna, Chapel Hill Personal Trainer @ O2 Fitness Chatham Exercise during pregnancy is a topic that has many misconceptions.  The old guidelines suggested that women take it easy and eat for two.  That mentally leads to a lot of weight gain, a lot of...