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Challenge Accepted: Work Out While I Work

Posted by Leslie Warren

Feb 21, 2018

Did you enjoy American Heart Month? I didn’t really. But it’s mostly because of the embarrassment of being caught on tape doing weird workouts at the office.

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Group Fitness: Unplugged

Posted by Lori O'Donnell

Feb 14, 2018

When was the last time you were able to go for any length of time without looking at your smartphone? An hour? Two hours? Ten minutes? Our electronic devices are an essential part of our lives. We use them to connect with friends and family, check the weather, manage data, stalk a potential mate, view cat videos, and navigate all aspects of our daily lives. While mobile technology has unprecedented advantages, excessive electronic stimulation may produce negative consequences as well. So, are you using your phone, or is it using you?

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Best Workouts for Joint Pain

Posted by Merritt Clubs

Feb 6, 2018

bigstock-Athletic-swimmer-training-on-h-134401106.jpgMany of us have a variety of issues that make exercising more difficult. One of the most common problems is joint pain, either from a chronic illness such as arthritis or by being a little too hard on our joints when we were younger. This doesn't mean you have to give up on exercise entirely! There are plenty of other options available to those with joint issues.

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Topics: swimming, joint pain, weightlifting

I Heart Cardio

Posted by Leslie Warren

Jan 31, 2018

feb_blog_image_2018.jpgFebruary is American Heart Month and we are getting heart healthy! We want to help you learn all about how to keep your heart in shape and little ways to add activity to your day. You owe it to yourself and your family to take care of your body, and it can be fun to get your body healthy.

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Challenge Accepted: It’s All About Me!

Posted by Leslie Warren

Jan 23, 2018

It should probably always be all about me, but whatever.

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Why You Need to Try a Group Fitness Class

Posted by Lori O'Donnell

Jan 16, 2018

IMG_3694.jpgThink group exercise classes are just loud music, fast movements, and mob-mentality? Think again. Group fitness offers social opportunities, mental health benefits, and psychological support. Safe and effective workouts in a fun and social environment, consistent scheduling, instructor motivation, education, and accountability are just some of the benefits of group exercise. Better yet, most group workouts require no prior exercise knowledge or experience.

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Topics: group fitness classes, group fitness

Trainer Q&A: Fast, Strong, Explosive

Posted by Katrina Viloria

Jan 10, 2018

Young athletes, check this out. If you want to excel in your sport while at the same time reduce the chance of getting injured, Merritt Clubs Eldersburg trainer Josh Kruhm is your guy. He and a couple other Eldersburg trainers coach student athletes at the club through a program called Parisi Speed School.

We sat down with Josh as he talks about how a young athlete can be fast, strong and explosive.

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Topics: Personal Training, baltimore personal trainer, baltimore personal training, Personal trainer, youth fitness

Focus on the Positive

Posted by Leslie Warren

Jan 3, 2018

Welcome to 2018! It’s me again, the (once) Fitness Newbie, back for a new year of challenges! It’s going to be an amazing year.

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Thinking About Making a New Year’s Resolution? Don’t.

Posted by Lori O'Donnell

Dec 26, 2017

Beginning to think about a New Year’s Resolution? Are you resolving to lose weight, declutter your home, eat clean, exercise more, quit smoking, learn a new language? Are you setting the bar higher than ever, knowing that this year will bring the changes you desire? If so, how will this year be different? Are the changes you’re resolving to make realistic? Can you REALLY live without carbs? This year, why not try something else…what about NOT making a resolution?

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Topics: new year resolutions, goals

Trainer Q&A: Box Like a Girl

Posted by Katrina Viloria

Dec 20, 2017

It's tough being a woman in a man's world. But then again, "tough" is a word that would best describe Merritt Clubs trainer Courtney Feldheim.

The Math-teacher-turned-boxer-slash-coach-slash-personal-trainer has endured struggles being a female athlete in a male-dominated sport. Currently she trains clients to box either as a workout, as a stress reliever, or to fight. But a comeback to the ring is in the plans.

Courtney recently sat down with us to discuss her background and how boxing can help any type of person - even somebody new to fitness.   

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Topics: Personal Training, baltimore personal trainer, Personal trainer, boxing