The Science Behind Foam Rolling

You’ve seen them: The people lying in the middle of the floor at one of our clubs, rolling around on a tube of styrofoam. It can look at little strange, but they are actually using a technique called self-myofascial release. The term “myofascial” refers to the...

Dynamic Warm-Up vs. Static Stretching

Written By: Adam Dull, Personal Trainer @ O2 Cary Strength and conditioning coaches and personal trainers are engaged in a constant search for the best ways to improve sport performance. All things being equal, a bigger, faster, stronger, more conditioned athlete will...

The Importance of Flexibility | O2 Fitness Clubs

Written by Brian Kenney, General Manager @ O2 Fitness Wilmington Why is it important to be flexible? Many people think of flexibility as something that results from a sport or exercise routine. But flexibility is an important part of everyday life. Flexibility...

6 Stretching Tips for Walkers & Runners

Written by Brenna Crowson, Raleigh Personal Trainer, O2 Fitness Falls Sport specific stretching is essential for all walkers and runners to fully enjoy the movement for which our bodies are designed.  Fortunately, with a few general tips, the benefits are felt...