Merritt Clubs Blog

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

Get Results, Avoid Plateaus and Have Fun

Posted by Mark Miller

Nov 16, 2016

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Topics: workout, working out

Avocados - The Superfood Your Body Is Craving

Posted by Terra's Kitchen

Nov 8, 2016

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Topics: Healthy Recipes

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