Merritt Clubs Blog

How to Encourage Your Kids to Eat Fruits and Vegetables

Posted by Merritt Clubs

Mar 28, 2017

While kids should be eating plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables, all too often getting them to consume healthy foods can be a chore. But it's important: obesity is the #1 childhood health problem in the U.S.

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Topics: healthy, kids fitness

3 Ways to Get the Inspiration You Need to go Running

Posted by Merritt Clubs

Mar 20, 2017

Are you in a bit of a rut when it comes to regular fitness and running? If you just can’t seem to find the inspiration to do your daily workout, try these three simple tricks. In this post, we will provide useful information on how to get the inspiration you need to go for a brisk, healthy run.
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Topics: baltimore running

Diary of a Fitness Newbie: Turn Down For What?

Posted by Leslie Warren

Mar 15, 2017

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

I’m back!! 

If Yoga didn’t scare me, BODYFLOW definitely did.

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Topics: group fitness

Healthy Lifestyle, Healthy Kids - Try This Counterintuitive Plan for Snacking and Desserts

Posted by Merritt Clubs

Mar 7, 2017

As you strive to make yours a healthy family while balancing the stresses of a hectic work schedule, especially if you have teenagers, consider instituting this proven--albeit counterintuitive--policy of carte blanche snacking and "dessert" following each dinner.  This new-found freedom and expected daily treat is a sure way to hook your young ones on healthier eating patterns and leave them craving nutritious nosh, not junk.  Best of all, this system "operates in the background" while you are at work and whether or not you have time to cook.

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Topics: eating healthy

Different Programs for Senior Fitness

Posted by Merritt Clubs

Mar 1, 2017

Physical activity is essential for seniors. Exercise improves circulation, strengthens muscles needed for support, increases balance and encourages flexibility. Regular activity is also beneficial for mental health as it improves mood and can sharpen brain function. Almost every senior is capable of some form of regular physical activity. Here are a few examples of fitness programs for active agers.

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Topics: senior fitness

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