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Join co-hosts Jill McCauslin and Chris Brown on Becoming Elli - where women over 50 inspire each other to become fit and strong.

Becoming Elli is a group of women over the age of 50 who are focused on healthy living and getting fit. We discuss fitness, nutrition, and ways to age gracefully.

Jill and Chris interview experts and share their insights about losing weight, keeping it off, working out and becoming fit and strong. Hear from others who are making it work, become inspired and motivated.

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Feb 27, 2018

In podcast #4 of Becoming Elli, we talk with Brenda O'Hara, gym owner and personal trainer.  Brenda started gymnastics when she was five years old and competed at a high level for 15 years. She decided to go into exercise as a profession when she was a junior in High School. With a major in exercise science, Brenda earned a Bachelors of Science degree from Kent State University.

Brenda holds the following certifications:

  • NASM (National Academy of Sports Medicine) Certified Personal Trainer
  • NASM Fitness Nutrition Specialist

She owns and operates Iron-Oak Fitness in Solon Ohio Iron-Oak Fitness is a gym with daily challenging workouts.

In this podcast, Brenda explains the following to us:

1) Olympic LIfts (one rep max of a thruster, dead lift, power Clean)
2) Endurance
3) Metabolic conditioning (cardio)
4) AMRAP (As Many Reps As Possible)