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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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Replenish and Reward: Nutritious Meal Options for Post-Workout

Posted by Merritt Clubs

Oct 3, 2018

bigstock-Restaurant-breakfast-brunch-av-198515470You just had a killer workout, pushing yourself to the absolute limit. As you head home from the gym, dripping with self-satisfaction, it's easy to want to reward yourself with junk food. But you worked hard, and you deserve to give your body what it needs to recover from exercise and maximize your results. The good news is that you don't have to sacrifice that urge to splurge. Here are some nutritious and delicious options for your post-workout meal.

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Teamwork Makes the Dream Work

Posted by Leslie Warren

Sep 26, 2018

When in doubt, pink it out!

It will soon be Breast Cancer Awareness month, and we’re all in this together. Friends don’t let friends work out alone. Call everyone you know to get together for some quality time and kick cancer's butt at our pink events!

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Challenge Accepted: Cut the Crave

Posted by Leslie Warren

Sep 19, 2018

Did you guys enjoy apple month?! I sure learned a lot about added sugar and junk food. Like for one, it’s delicious terrible for you. And it has a huge impact on your diet.

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Core Like a Ninja

Posted by Lori O'Donnell

Sep 12, 2018

This summer I became obsessed with American Ninja Warrior. OK, maybe “obsessed” is a little strong, but face it, the show is entertaining. I like how all the athletes have different nicknames that represent exactly who they are. I like the backstories about the competitors. I like how friends and family come out to support their athletes and cheer every little victory. I like how the announcers get more excited than anyone else. And, I like that the entire family can watch it together.

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