Remember me? I’m back. I was so excited with my Tribe workouts a few months ago. I have to admit, my job got very busy and I haven’t been going to the gym regularly. The New Year came and went and I didn’t even bother to try to make a resolution to get back in shape because I just knew I wouldn’t have the time.
Apr 11, 2017
Boot Camp. That was my next challenge. I’ve never been into weight lifting, or really anything that required a lot of effort. I was strictly an elliptical person who dabbled maybe with three weight machines afterwards.
Topics: merritt bootcamp
Apr 5, 2017
Spring is in the air, and parents are beginning to think about getting their little ones registered for swim lessons. Some children are fearless when it comes to the water, but others are a little more timid. How can we prepare these more cautious youngsters for their first swim lesson experience? Here are 6 tips.
Topics: kids swimming
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.
Mar 20, 2017
Topics: baltimore running
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.
If Yoga didn’t scare me, BODYFLOW definitely did.
Topics: group fitness
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.
Topics: eating healthy
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.
Topics: senior fitness
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.
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.