Merritt Clubs Blog

Diary of a Fitness Newbie: Don’t Stop Believing, Hold On To That Feeling

Posted by Leslie Warren

Dec 5, 2017

My loyal followers! Welcome to my last blog. (Don’t worry, there will be other blogs so you don’t have to collapse in a heap of misery.) Here’s what I’ve learned throughout my year-long process, including a list of my most valuable lessons. I hope these pointers make it to your fridge and serve as inspiration for years to come! 

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Topics: Baltimore Group Fitness, group fitness

How Much Cardio is Too Much Cardio?

Posted by Merritt Clubs

Nov 28, 2017

Cardio is well-known for having wonderful benefits for the body. It helps with weight loss, helps to control blood sugar and helps reduce fatigue. However, there is such a thing as too much cardio, and it can lead to adverse effects on the body.

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Topics: cardio workouts

Trainer Q&A: Holiday Tips and Getting Out of the Comfort Zone

Posted by Katrina Viloria

Nov 21, 2017

We're back with another installment to the Q&A series with our trainers. This month we chatted with DJ Manley from the Downtown Club and asked for some tips on how to stay healthy and fit during the holidays, as well as how to build that trainer-client trust.

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Topics: holiday fitness tips, Personal Training, baltimore personal trainer, baltimore personal training, Personal trainer

Why Group Fitness Beats Going Solo

Posted by Merritt Clubs

Nov 14, 2017

Working out gives you more than just a nice figure for clothes. It improves your body's health, raises your spirits and helps you reach emotional and mental wellness. Knowing these wonderous benefits doesn't always propel individuals to exercise consistently. It is hard work, but there is a secret that makes it easier to reach your physical goals. Group fitness is the trick that keeps you on track.

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Topics: Baltimore Group Fitness, group fitness class, group fitness

Diary of a Fitness Newbie: A Seven Nation Army Couldn’t Hold Me Back

Posted by Leslie Warren

Nov 8, 2017

BODYCOMBAT timeeeeeeeee! Ok guys, I think I found my favorite class because this one is AWESOME! Maybe it’s just my personality that made me enjoy this class, because the idea that I am spending an hour beating up an imaginary person really appeals to me.

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Topics: group fitness classes, Baltimore Group Fitness, group fitness

5 Nutrition Tips for Eating More Fruits and Vegetables

Posted by Merritt Clubs

Oct 31, 2017

If you like nutrition advice that's easy and gives you lots of choices for delicious meals and snacks, there's one place to start. Eat more fruits and vegetables. They're low in calories, high in the nutrients your body needs, and they taste great.

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Topics: healthy nutrition

Trainer Q&A: Surpassing Limits and Keeping Things Simple

Posted by Katrina Viloria

Oct 25, 2017

Sometimes you just want to hear straight from the pros - so welcome to a new series on the Merritt Clubs blog! Every month we will chat with one of our trainers as they impart some fitness wisdom and give workout tips for our blog readers.

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Topics: Personal Training, baltimore personal trainer, baltimore personal training, Personal trainer, tribe team training

Fitness for Active Agers Means Never Skipping the Warm Up

Posted by Merritt Clubs

Oct 18, 2017

It's important for everyone to warm up before a workout, and those minutes spent priming your mind and body to get moving are especially important for fitness for active agers. Learn how to make the most of them.

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Topics: senior fitness

Diary of a Fitness Newbie: I Came In Like a Wrecking Ball

Posted by Leslie Warren

Oct 11, 2017

Hi there loyal followers! 'Tis I, the not-so-new-at-this-anymore fitness newbie! What class did I take this time you may ask? Well I took TWO! *Gasp* It’s getting crazy in here. Sorry, I’m just so awesome now that taking one new class wasn’t enough of a challenge.

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Topics: great core workout, yoga

Here's the Best Time to Do Cardio Exercise

Posted by Merritt Clubs

Oct 4, 2017

Shawn Arent, director of the Rutgers University Center for Health and Human Preferences, addressed a long-time concern of people trying to get the most positive effect for their workouts. When is the best time to do cardio exercise? Is it better to do it in the morning or at night? Before or after resistance training?

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Topics: cardio workouts, cardio training, resistance workout, strength and resistance training