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Don't Get Scrooged for the Holidays

Posted by Lori O'Donnell

Dec 12, 2018

This is the joyful season, that time of year when we’re supposed to be happy, giving, and thankful. But hosting guests or traveling and being a guest in someone’s home for any length of time can cause the opposite reaction. If you’re hosting, getting the house ready, maintaining it in guest-ready condition for the duration of the visit, preparing holiday (and other) meals, and keeping the guests entertained can all be stress and anxiety inducing. If you’re traveling, you may be eating unfamiliar foods, sleeping in uncomfortable beds, and keeping irregular hours. Before your eye starts twitching uncontrollably, take a look at these tips for surviving your role as either a host or guest.

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Holiday Feasting: A Survival Guide for the Healthy Eater

Posted by Lindsay Silbert

Dec 5, 2018

You don’t have to look far during this time of year to find highly-caloric and highly-delicious treats all around. At work, at home, at your friends’ and families’ homes, you’re sure to find platters stocked high with cookies, pies, and other tempting treats that will have you diving in face first and leading to that overly stuffed, uncomfortable, gotta-put-on-sweatpants feeling. If you take a moment now to step back and reflect on what the holidays are truly about (read: friends and family) and to focus on your goals, you’ll cruise into the new year feeling great both physically and mentally.

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Celebrate You

Posted by Leslie Warren

Nov 28, 2018

Happy Holidays and thank you, thank you, THANK YOU! We want to take a moment to let you know how much we appreciate you! We want to celebrate you and all the hard work you have put in this year, not only working out, but in your entire life.

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Challenge Accepted: Where Have You Been All My Life?

Posted by Leslie Warren

Nov 20, 2018

Did you guys try anything new this month? I did, and I must say, it was possibly one of the best experiences I have had all year. I worked out with a Personal Trainer.

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Fit for the Holidays

Posted by Lori O'Donnell

Nov 14, 2018

Thanksgiving is next week! It’s hard to believe. It seems like Halloween was just a couple of weeks ago and now we’re gearing up for the December holiday season. People are already having a tough time getting to the Club to workout. It’s cold. It’s dark early. It’s been raining for months. We’re all tired and stressed. And did I mention it’s cold, it’s dark early, it’s been raining for months? How are we to cope with the upcoming holidays while maintain our healthy lifestyles? Below are some strategies that will keep you active through the holidays and into the winter months.

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Trainer Q&A: It's a Stretch

Posted by Katrina Viloria

Nov 7, 2018

People who exercise regularly know very well that stretching is vital when working out. It reduces the chances of injury and will help their overall performance. In this blog we previously talked about Dynamic Stretches vs. Static Stretches.

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Try Me

Posted by Leslie Warren

Oct 30, 2018

The year is almost over, but it’s never too late to try something new! Change up your fitness routine this winter. Have you tried a new class, worked out with a trainer, joined a swim team? Now is your chance to mix it up! We want you to give something new a try, whether it is something you have always been curious about, or something you’re pretty sure you already know you don’t like it. How do you know if you’ve never tried it? Check out these 5 Reasons Why  You Should Try Something New and commit to trying everything this month!

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Challenge Accepted: Meat Cute

Posted by Leslie Warren

Oct 23, 2018

Well hello there tofu. It’s nice to meet you. And yes, I truly mean that because I thought you would taste awful.

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Gradually Reducing Salt and Sugar is Good for Your Healthy Lifestyle

Posted by Merritt Clubs

Oct 16, 2018

Even if you know that cutting down on salt and sugar would be good for your healthy lifestyle, you may not get around to doing anything about it. When you're feeling swamped with responsibilities at home and at work, it's hard to take on another major project. It's just easier to operate on autopilot doing what you usually do.

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Sitting is Killing You

Posted by Lori O'Donnell

Oct 9, 2018

Are you sitting down? Are you comfortable? That’s too bad, because it’s probably killing you.

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