Merritt Clubs Blog

Play Like You Train

Posted by Kelly Bryant

Nov 1, 2016

Hello, my name is Kelly Bryant and I’m the head of our Sports Specific Training Program (SST) here at the Merritt Athletic Clubs in Towson. 

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Topics: sports and health fitness

I am IN

Posted by Donyel Cerceo

Oct 25, 2016

I am IN!!!!

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Topics: tribe team training

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

Understanding Hypertension – Facts About Blood Pressure

Posted by Paula Chaney

Oct 18, 2016

When we have a good understanding of how our bodies work, we can take the steps needed to protect ourselves and live healthier lives.

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Topics: heart health

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

Fall in Love with Fall

Posted by Mark Miller

Sep 28, 2016


Fall is in full swing and it may be one of the best times of the year with all the colorful sunrises, cooling temps, football, changing leaves, local 5Ks, apple cider and Fall festivals. 

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Topics: fall

Real Men Wear Pink

Posted by Chip Kafka

Sep 21, 2016

My name is Chip Kafka. I am the Group Fitness Director for the City clubs at Merritt Athletic Clubs. While there are many everyday operational aspects to my job, there is one part that I am truly passionate about. 

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Topics: breast cancer

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