Merritt Clubs Blog

Diary of a Fitness Newbie: Oh I Wanna Dance With Somebody

Posted by Leslie Warren

Aug 15, 2017

Holy dance moves Batman!

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Topics: group fitness classes, cardio workouts, Baltimore Group Fitness, group fitness class, group fitness

5 Benefits of Fitness Trackers

Posted by Lori O'Donnell

Aug 9, 2017

Although it may seem like fitness trackers are a new trend, wearable technology has actually been around since the 17th century.  In 1965, Dr. Yoshiro Hatano, Japanese professor at Kyushu University of Health and Welfare, introduced the Manpo-kei pedometer after theorizing that taking 10,000 steps a day would help combat obesity in his country. A lot has changed since then, and the fitness tracker industry has grown: 

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Topics: fitness advice

Kids Fitness: Five Fun Pool Games to Keep Your Kids Active This Summer

Posted by Merritt Clubs

Aug 4, 2017

School has been out and this is the time for kids to take a mental break from yellow school buses, school uniforms, and heavy backpacks. This, for many kids, means binge watching cartoons, having all-night video game sessions, stuffing their faces with every junk food in sight, and snap-chatting their summers away. According to the Australian organization Healthy Kids, Eat Well Get Active, studies have found, that "the number of overweight and obese kids ha[s] risen from around 1 in 10 children in 1985 to almost 1 in 4 children in [recent years]."

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Topics: baltimore swimming, Michael Phelps Swim School, best kids fitness

Quick Safety Tips for Summer Workouts

Posted by Mark Miller

Aug 1, 2017

With the summer heat upon us it is important to protect yourself when working out. Remember, adequate sun protection is key. Wear sunscreen, hat, sunglasses, and hydrate more than you think you need to. You'd be surprised at how much water you need when you exert yourself in these hot weather days.

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Topics: water, summer

How to Get Motivated After a Vacation

Posted by Donyel Cerceo

Jul 25, 2017

I was on vacation and missed my Tribe Team Training sessions for a whole week. The only exercise I did was ride a bike twice on the boardwalk.  I spent the days on the beach soaking up the sun. The gym was a distant thought.

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Topics: tribe team training

Look Younger and Feel Better: The Natural Way

Posted by Kelly Wells

Jul 19, 2017

Why are the majority of us wasting time and money being pinched and prodded, as we search for the perfect “age-defying” cream? More times than not, we’re left feeling hopeless as we anxiously await the next new product, promised to make our skin less wrinkly. As these products prove to fail us time and time again, we can’t help but think of new alternatives to changing both our bodies and our lives. What if this transformation could be made by making small changes without depending on different medicines and surgeries?

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Topics: feeling good

Diary of a Fitness Newbie: OMG Becky Look At Her Glutes!

Posted by Leslie Warren

Jul 12, 2017

So I accidentally took Soul Body Power this week. Or maybe not really accidentally, but I signed up for Power Yoga and then saw that it was for intermediate-advanced fitness levels, got freaked out, and signed up for Soul Body Power ten minutes before it started. The good thing was, it was only 30 minutes so I could still get home before my boyfriend, leaving me time to binge on ice cream without his judgment (or worse, wanting to SHARE!).

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Topics: group fitness class

Anyone Can Do It

Posted by Donyel Cerceo

Jul 7, 2017

I’m three weeks into Tribe Team Training and I am loving it.  I am going on vacation next week and I am really feeling anxious that I am going to miss my sessions for that time. I am addicted. My coach is amazing. There are two of us on our team that will miss some time next week so our coach offered to come in Saturday to show us one of this week’s workout.  This is the extra attention you get when you have a team of people training together keeping you motivated.

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Topics: tribe team training

Change it Up!

Posted by Lori O'Donnell

Jul 5, 2017

When was the last time you changed your fitness routine, stepped out of your comfort zone, tried a new class format or even participated in a group class?

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Topics: group fitness

Week 2 of Tribe

Posted by Donyel Cerceo

Jun 30, 2017

So I made it through my first week of Tribe Team Training and I have to say, once I get over the initial soreness I feel great.  I am already down 3 pounds! This is HUGE for me because the scale has literally been stuck at the same weight for a year no matter what I do. 

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Topics: tribe team training