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The Math in Losing Weight

Posted by Merritt Athletic Clubs

Dec 27, 2016

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.

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Topics: weightloss, holiday fitness

4 Ways You Might be Using Kettlebells Wrong

Posted by Merritt Athletic Clubs

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.

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Topics: Personal Training, kettlebells

Enjoy the Holidays While Staying in Shape

Posted by Merritt Athletic Clubs

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.

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Topics: holiday fitness

3 Subtle Benefits of Group Fitness Classes

Posted by Merritt Athletic Clubs

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.

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Topics: group fitness classes

4 Fun Ways Kids Can Get Fit

Posted by Merritt Athletic Clubs

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.

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Topics: kids fitness

Fire Up the Bands in New, Effective Ways at Great Gyms in Baltimore

Posted by Merritt Athletic Clubs

Oct 21, 2016

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.

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Topics: strength and resistance training

Three Nutrition Tips For a Healthy Workout

Posted by Merritt Athletic Clubs

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!"

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Topics: nutrition tips

Your Perseverance Our Personal Trainers

Posted by Merritt Athletic Clubs

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.  

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Topics: Personal Training

New Study Shows Exercise May be the Best Anti-Aging Routine

Posted by Merritt Athletic Clubs

Oct 4, 2016

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.

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Topics: exercise

Healthy And Easy Dinner Recipes

Posted by Merritt Athletic Clubs

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!

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Topics: recipe, healthy, food recipe