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.
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.
Dec 6, 2016
The holidays are here and while the season is lots of fun, there is no harder time to stay fit than the time between Thanksgiving and New Years. In fact, most people gain, on average, 5 pounds during these weeks, which typically leads up to the weight-loss resolutions in January. If you want to truly enjoy the holidays, eat the treats you crave, but not have to move up a size in a few weeks, we have a few tips for you.
Topics: holiday fitness
Nov 29, 2016
Has the idea of joining a group fitness class seem daunting to you? Well, there are plenty of reasons to overcome that fear. This post will discuss the top three benefits of joining a group exercise class.
Topics: group fitness classes
Nov 23, 2016
When it comes to kids and fitness, fun is the key. It's the key to motivate them to move and to get away from the video screens. It's the key to a healthy lifestyle and healthy habits that last a lifetime.
Topics: kids fitness
Gyms in Baltimore offer the perfect way to break out of one’s body-sculpting routine. Sure, there are free weights, trainers and muscle-building classes on hand. They’re a great way to define one’s frame but so are resistance bands and they may be used at gyms in Baltimore too. Don’t groan and roll your eyes. We’re not talking about 80s style aerobics classes.
Topics: strength and resistance training
Oct 11, 2016
We've all been there! You are halfway through your workout and you feel the downward spiral. Your body is tired. Your enthusiasm has turned to mush. The end of the line looks really, really far away, and everything inside of you screams "Quit!"
Topics: nutrition tips
Oct 7, 2016
Have you ever taken a step forward to take two back? If you have, stepping into Merritt Athletic Clubs can prepare you to never do so again. As an award-winning establishment voted "Baltimore's Best Health Club" four consecutive times, seeking personal progress is only a visit or call away.
Topics: Personal Training
Open any magazine, and you'll find something promising to reverse the aging process. Usually it's lotions or potions that you need to use to keep your skin tight, or your hair from turning gray. But there are other issues with aging too. As you age, your immune system starts to tire, and you're more susceptible to disease and illness. The brain ages, and you start to experience that fog where it's hard to remember names, and post-it notes become your best friend. Thankfully, a recent study found that exercise may be the key to preventing aging on a cellular level.
Sep 14, 2016
On a busy night, the last thing most of us want to do is drag out all the pots and pans, and cook a big, heavy meal. Here are a couple of easy and healthy recipes to try out right in your own kitchen. Enjoy one of these light meals tonight, then head out for whatever the evening holds in store for you!