Merritt Clubs Blog

3 Delicious Healthy Recipes You Must Try

Posted by Merritt Clubs

Feb 21, 2017

Eating healthy can be difficult. Sometimes healthy food doesn't taste as good as junk food, no matter how much we want it to. But here are some healthy recipes that you might just love anyway. 

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Topics: recipe, Healthy Recipes

Diary of a Fitness Newbie: Who Run The World? (Girls)

Posted by Leslie Warren

Feb 15, 2017

This is a continuing blog series written by our own Leslie Warren about her journey back into fitness. For the previous entry in this series, click here.

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Topics: yoga

The Lowdown on Achieving Perfect Planks

Posted by Merritt Clubs

Feb 7, 2017

Personal trainers at the best gyms are often quick to admit it. Man or woman cannot get fit with aerobics alone. There has to be some strength training involved, preferably routines that include isometric exercises. One of the most popular and effective is the traditional plank. Why planks and how can gym members make the most of them?

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Topics: working out

New Year's Resolutions and Habits

Posted by Mark Miller

Feb 1, 2017

New Year’s is quickly fading away. As we sit here today, 8% of our year is already gone.  Most people who set resolutions this year are scratching their heads, struggling or have already abandoned the goal. 

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Topics: New Year's Fitness Resolution, Weight Loss

What a Personal Trainer Can Teach You

Posted by Merritt Clubs

Jan 24, 2017

Have you ever thought about the value of a personal trainer? It is not uncommon for people to have a certain trepidation over someone standing over them, while they struggle to lose weight and get fit. However, knowing in advance what a personal trainer can teach you can put your mind at ease. A personal trainer has the education and expertise to understand your needs, goals, and limits. Therefore, they are an invaluable asset for achieving and maintaining a healthy lifestyle.

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Topics: Personal Training, Personal trainer

Diary of a Fitness Newbie: I'm Bringing Sexy Back

Posted by Leslie Warren

Jan 18, 2017

Hello all! My name is Leslie and I am starting a blog! This blog, in fact. Until recently, my fitness experience consisted of hearing that it’s something that’s important. And, if I’m being honest, I’ve never really cared that much about being fit. I have never had a gym membership that cost me more than $10 a month, and I don’t know if I ever would have thought anything more than that would be necessary. I always thought going to the gym was horrible anyway and would cut into my sitting-in-front-of-the-TV-eating-Cheetos time.

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Topics: exercise, working out

Breaking Out of the Comfort Zone with BODYPUMP

Posted by Ryan Wagner

Jan 10, 2017

“Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.”

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Topics: les mills, group fitness class

How to Keep Motivation for Weight Loss

Posted by Merritt Clubs

Jan 4, 2017

Is a weight loss program part of your 2017 New Year’s resolution? A regular exercise program that includes cardio, strength training, and flexibility will improve your health and fitness levels and may result in weight loss as well. Yes, fitting into a great swimsuit at the beach might be your ultimate goal, but the health benefits gained by regular work outs are far more important.

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Topics: Weight Loss

The Math in Losing Weight

Posted by Merritt Athletic Clubs

Dec 27, 2016

Losing weight is the goal of nearly everyone at one time or another: we’re a weight obsessed society. Whether you want to shed 5 pounds after the holidays or need to lose 50 to maintain your health, chances are you want to know the best way to do it.

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Topics: weightloss, holiday fitness

4 Ways You Might be Using Kettlebells Wrong

Posted by Merritt Athletic Clubs

Dec 20, 2016

Whether you have been using kettlebells for years or you are new to using them, for your own safety, make sure you are not making these four common kettlebell mistakes.

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Topics: Personal Training, kettlebells