O2 Fitness Clubs Unveils Flagship Facility on James Island

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28,000 square foot gym is O2’s largest facility to-date

JAMES ISLAND, S.C. (Oct. 13, 2017) – O2 Fitness Clubs is pleased to enhance and expand its footprint in the Lowcountry with the unveiling of the company’s largest, flagship facility on James Island. Now open for memberships, the 28,000 square foot club features state-of-the-art indoor and outdoor functional training turf, Kids Club, a robust set of fitness classes and a Mind-Body studio for yoga, barre, pilates and stretching.

“As the largest of 24 facilities across the Carolinas, this new club is a major step towards our mission of making a healthy lifestyle more attractive and accessible in the Lowcountry,” said O2 Fitness Clubs CEO Michael Olander, Jr. “Whether you’re looking for an energizing group fitness class, one-on-one session with a personal trainer or child care while you get your ‘me time’ in, this new facility has more options than ever for all ages and fitness levels. The most important aspect of this club to note though is the welcoming, inclusive and fun fitness community that anyone who walks in our doors will experience. That’s what matters.”

In addition to indoor and outdoor turf areas, there is a dedicated cycle studio, TRX, functional training space, Mind-Body studio, unlimited group fitness classes and a cyber lounge with free Wifi. The club also offers luxurious locker rooms, towel service, Kids Club and two free Program Design sessions (fitness assessment, goal setting and a path for success) with a personal trainer.

The O2 Fitness Club is located at 848 Folly Road on James Island and offers memberships starting at $49 per month with access to all 10 other locations in the Lowcountry. For more information on joining, call (843) 641-7773 or visit www.o2fitnessclubs.com/gyms/james-island/.

About O2 Fitness Clubs

Home to more than 20,000 members in the Lowcountry, O2 Fitness Clubs offers access to state-of-the-art equipment, more than 250 weekly classes and customized personal training services at 11 South Carolina locations. The club is dedicated to offering the ultimate fitness experience, providing something for everyone, including tailored programs to help meet health and fitness goals. O2 Fitness is a company that cares about giving back and will often be seen out and about supporting local events and charities. Learn more at www.o2fitnessclubs.com.

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O2 Fitness Named Title Sponsor of the Charleston Marathon Through 2020

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Eighth annual Charleston Marathon will take place January 12-13, 2018.

Raleigh, NC, September 14, 2017 — The Charleston Marathon is pleased to announce O2 Fitness has been named the title sponsor of the annual event through 2020. O2 Fitness, formerly branded in the Charleston area as East Shore Athletic Clubs, is a local leader in the health and wellness industry and will provide a variety of engaging and motivating opportunities for runners throughout race weekend, slated for January 12-13, 2018.

“We are excited to partner with Capstone as the title sponsor for the Charleston Marathon on?January 13th,” said Melissa Griffin, South Carolina Area Director for O2 Fitness. “We look forward to cheering on all of the runners as they train and prepare for race day!”

O2 Fitness’ involvement in the Carolina communities, dedication to their clients’ fitness goals, and push for healthy initiatives are values that comprise a mutually beneficial relationship with Charleston’s annual marathon event, which expects to see growth of more than 15% in 2018.

“We are excited to partner with an organization like O2 Fitness that is a clear leader in their industry and in our community,” said John Kane, Founder and CEO of Capstone Event Group (Capstone), organizer of the O2 Fitness Charleston Marathon. “As a direct result of this partnership, participants local to Charleston will have a resource in preparing for race day in O2 Fitness who is truly vested in their success.”

Race weekend kicks off on Friday, January 12 with the free Health and Wellness Expo, where runners and spectators will experience a variety of interactive vendors. Race day provides a variety of distance options for runners to choose from, including the O2 Fitness Charleston Marathon, Charleston Half Marathon, Shrimp and Grits 5k, and the Charleston Youth Marathon. The race will highlight many of Charleston’s most scenic and iconic locations in addition to benefiting Engaging Creative Minds, the long-time beneficiary of the event. After the race, participants will enjoy the post-race party featuring live music from Liquid Pleasure, shrimp and grits, beer, vendors and more.

For more information about the Charleston Marathon or Capstone Event Group, visit CharlestonMarathon.com or contact John Kane at 919-578-9080 or John@capstoneraces.com.

About O2 Fitness

O2 Fitness Clubs offers the best in fitness equipment, personal training and group exercise classes in the Raleigh, Cary, Wake Forest, Fuquay Varina, Chapel Hill, Wilmington, N.C. and Charleston, S.C. areas. They promise to provide a welcoming, motivating and clean environment with professional and caring staff to help clients achieve real results. O2 Fitness Clubs are committed to helping members create a whole-body approach to wellness by offering an all-inclusive health and fitness experience. As O2 Fitness Clubs recognize that each client’s fitness goals are different, they offer a wide variety of fitness club memberships, including month-to-month options. For more information, please visit www.O2FitnessClubs.com.

About Capstone Event Group

Capstone Event Group (Capstone) is a sports marketing and events company based in Raleigh, NC focused on the production of road races and health and fitness events in medium to large sized cities. As a customer service-focused organization, it is dedicated to providing first-class events for people where they live that are capstones of great achievement and life-changing experiences. Every Capstone event highlights the best of the host city, benefits local businesses from tourism traffic, and raises money for local charities. Capstone benefits entire families and communities – making a positive difference in each of its partnering cities. Learn more at capstoneraces.com.

Tips for Holiday Time Fitness from O2 Senior Fitness Director

“A lot of clients go into the holidays resigned to possibly putting on a few pounds.
But it doesn’t have to be that way. With a little planning and the right attitude, anybody can stay merry and light.”
Prath Burton, Senior Fitness Director, O2 Fitness Clubs

 

Prath Burton, Senior Fitness Director, for O2 Fitness Clubs shares five tips for holiday fitness.

1. PREPARATION IS KEY:? Establish holiday obstacles (the pies!) and
goals, such as maintaining your current weight, before jumping into
those holiday treats.

2. EAT, PAPA, EAT! (ON A NORMAL SCHEDULE):? Santa is at his best when
he sticks to a holiday eating plan and you are too. Don’t try to make up
for future indulging by skipping meals. This only causes greater hunger
and overeating.

3. SWEAT BEFORE YOU GET STUFFED:? Here’s a quick workout to try before
a big meal: 3 Rounds of 5 burpees, 20 pushups, 30 squats, 40 crunches,
60 second plank. Now pass the (reasonable amount) of gravy.

4. GO AHEAD AND BURN THE TURKEY:? Only 10 minutes a day of activity,
like the circuit above, has been shown to help increase overall calorie
burn. Even a quick walk is worth something – and it comes with the added
bonus of getting you out of awkward conversations with your in-laws._

5. JUST RELAX:? The holidays can cause stress, whether it’s family,
travel or worrying about destroying your hard work in the gym. Relax and
enjoy the holiday by preparing, being mindful of portions and being
thankful!

Great advice to take into the holiday season.