October 9, 2023

Getting Rid of Fat “Right Here”: Can You Target Fat Loss? 

Written by Joseph McCrory

Many, many people have asked a fitness coach if it is possible to lose fat “right here”. When they ask, they always point to a specific body part. It could be the abdomen or perhaps the legs, while others point to the area underneath the arm, or some point to the neck. All are asking if “spot reduction” works; i.e., can you choose exactly where you lose fat? The answer: No, you cannot specify which fat you lose.  Doing exercises spec

September 8, 2023

How Fast Can You Gain or Lose Fitness?

Written by Joseph McCrory

Many people who are thinking about exercising want to know how fast you can gain fitness and  current fitness enthusiasts often want to know how fast you lose fitness if you stop training. Here are some answers! Gaining Fitness: It Only Takes Weeks We have great news for you: If you have not been working out, you can measurably improve fitness in weeks.  If you are currently working out, the answer will be different because progress slows o

September 1, 2023

Building Strength After 40

Written by Joseph McCrory

Can you build strength after 40? Absolutely! We know we can become weaker as we age and it is true, we will experience physical decline as we age, but strength can be improved at any age, and older adults who train regularly can become incredibly strong. With continued training, they can hold much of that strength very late in life affording them the opportunity for an independent life. Think of it like this: If you do not use it, you will los

August 21, 2023

Tips for Working Out in the Heat

Written by Joseph McCrory

It’s summer, and the sun is beating down—but you want to keep moving and stay fit. So how do you keep working toward your training goals as the temperature soars? Here are some tips—but first, why is it tougher to train when the temperatures reach HOT.  Heat adds more stress to the body. With warmer weather, your body’s core temperature increases, and it has to work harder to regulate it. Your heart has to pump faster to deal wi

August 16, 2023

The Top 7 Benefits of Adding Muscle

Written by Joseph McCrory

Why should someone add muscle to their body? The short answer: It’s great for your health. Keep in mind that we aren’t talking about huge amounts of muscle. Sometimes people think of  bodybuilders when they hear the word “muscle,” but this article will address smaller amounts of muscle added to people who want to be generally healthy and active. The media discusses the obesity epidemic, but “sarcopenia” is never discussed. S

June 14, 2020

Stressful Times

Written by Joseph McCrory

In times of stress, the best thing we can do for each other is to listen with our ears and our hearts and to be assured that our questions are just as important as our answers. Fred Rogers #alphacares

June 1, 2020

Alpha Omega is Open for Business

Written by Joseph McCrory

Effective June 1, Alpha Omega resumes full hours with continued Wellness Checks for all classes to assure your well-being and safety. If you have friends interested in the gym, their first visit is free and drop-in rates our $20/visit including Saturday. We are excited to see everyone’s smile as we continue our mission of assisting you on your journey of a healthy lifestyle. #alphacares

May 17, 2020


Written by Joseph McCrory

May 17, 2020   Based on the latest announcement from Governor DeSantis regarding his reopening plan, Safe. Smart. Step-by-Step, Alpha Omega Sports Performance will begin reopening our facility on Monday, May 18, 2020.  We must remain focused on the health and safety of ourselves, employees, families, clients, and communities as we continue to adapt to the current environment. Therefore, gym hours will be different as we phase our reop

May 17, 2020

Are You Hopeful for Tomorrow?

Written by Joseph McCrory

Are you hopeful for tomorrow? Are you hopeful that things will begin fresh and new? Does life, current circumstances, and cloudy skies have you blue? You control your perspective and write your story, so turn to friends, family, and loved ones to gather strength for another day and be hopeful that tomorrow the sun will rise and new stories will be ready to write.   Strickland Gillilan Be hopeful, friend, when clouds are dark and days ar

April 29, 2020

Alpha Omega_COVID-19 Update

Written by Joseph McCrory

April 29, 2020   Dear Alpha Omega Family, There is no mistaking the current challenge we are facing as individuals, a community, a country, or a globe. The entire Alpha Omega family remains indebted to the heroic healthcare employees, first responders, essential workforce, and those who have stopped working to help overcome this tragic moment. We do not know when this will be over, but I continue to be inspired by the humanity and d