Merritt Clubs Blog

Diary of a Fitness Newbie: I'm Bringing Sexy Back

Posted by Leslie Warren

Jan 18, 2017

Hello all! My name is Leslie and I am starting a blog! This blog, in fact. Until recently, my fitness experience consisted of hearing that it’s something that’s important. And, if I’m being honest, I’ve never really cared that much about being fit. I have never had a gym membership that cost me more than $10 a month, and I don’t know if I ever would have thought anything more than that would be necessary. I always thought going to the gym was horrible anyway and would cut into my sitting-in-front-of-the-TV-eating-Cheetos time.

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Topics: exercise, working out

Breaking Out of the Comfort Zone with BODYPUMP

Posted by Ryan Wagner

Jan 10, 2017

“Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.”

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Topics: les mills, group fitness class

How to Keep Motivation for Weight Loss

Posted by Merritt Clubs

Jan 4, 2017

Is a weight loss program part of your 2017 New Year’s resolution? A regular exercise program that includes cardio, strength training, and flexibility will improve your health and fitness levels and may result in weight loss as well. Yes, fitting into a great swimsuit at the beach might be your ultimate goal, but the health benefits gained by regular work outs are far more important.

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Topics: Weight Loss

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

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

This blog post originally appeared on

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Topics: Healthy Recipes