Merritt Clubs Blog

Diary of a Fitness Newbie: Turn Down For What?

Posted by Leslie Warren

Mar 15, 2017

This is a continuing blog series written by Merritt Clubs graphic designer Leslie Warren about her journey back into fitness. For the previous entry in this series, click here.

I’m back!! 

If Yoga didn’t scare me, BODYFLOW definitely did.

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Topics: group fitness

5 Foods to Help You Last Through Group Fitness Class

Posted by Sterling McKinley

Oct 15, 2015

Do you consider yourself relatively fit but still have trouble getting through an entire group fitness class? If so, the problem could be a matter of diet rather than a lack of resolve. With that said, try adding the following energy boosting foods to your menu rotation:

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Topics: food, food tips, healthy diet, group fitness class, group fitness

4 Benefits of Attending a Group Fitness Class

Posted by Sterling McKinley

Oct 15, 2015

Are you tired of doing the same old routine every time you go to the gym?  For example, for 30 minutes you do cardio on Mondays and Fridays and maybe lift weights every Tuesday and Thursday.  To spice up your workout routine, try group fitness classes

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Topics: group fitness classes, group fitness

Find a Baltimore Health Club and Get Acro Yoga Fit with Good Friends

Posted by Sterling McKinley

Oct 13, 2015

Getting up the courage to start a fitness routine is easier when you’re got a supportive person in your corner. This is especially the case when that person is someone you’ve grown to love and trust. Perhaps that’s the driving force behind America’s love affair with acro yoga. One half Circus Soleil and part 50 Shades of Gray with a dash of pre-Vedic Indian tradition, it’s one of the trendy, fun ways to get fit with friends. So much so that people are visiting Baltimore health clubs that offer classes for beginners.

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Topics: fitness, group fitness, acro yoga

Bring Your Exercise Journal to the Best Health Clubs in Baltimore

Posted by Juan De Cruz

Apr 22, 2015

 

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Topics: Merritt Athletics, biggest loser club, Personal Training, Fitness Tips, Fitness for a Cause, Member Success Stories, group fitness

Bring Your Exercise Journal to the Best Health Clubs in Baltimore

Posted by Juan De Cruz

Apr 22, 2015


 

If you keep meaning to work out but you're still sitting on the couch, you may want to get yourself an exercise journal to bring to the best health clubs in Baltimore. It’s a simple and surefire resource for staying on track.

Where to Get an Exercise Journal: There’s an exercise journal for every kind of gym member. Maybe you want to enter your data into the latest and most sophisticated mobile app. Maybe you’re happy writing on the back side of any scrap paper that’s lying around. Whatever works for you is the right system.

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Topics: Merritt Athletics, biggest loser club, Personal Training, Fitness Tips, Fitness for a Cause, Member Success Stories, group fitness

Four Reasons To Work Out At A Gym

Posted by Juan De Cruz

Apr 6, 2015

Many people prefer to work out at their home. They don't want to embarrass themselves because they are out of shape. They don't want to sweat (quickly) in front of others. They might be intimidated by the many machines and fancy classes that a gym offers.

However, there are many good reasons to get off of your butt and join a fitness gym today.

  • Try something new. Sometimes you need to try something new to find out that you really love something. You may find a fun new way to fit exercise into your schedule. It might be so much fun that it won't feel like work (as much).
  • Motivation. You will find motivation at a gym. Whether you find workout buddies to monitor and share your progress or bodies that you admire, you should find plenty of motivation at a gym. Maybe you might find a few classes that you hate to miss.
  • Childcare. Many people use the excuse that they can't exercise because of their children. Many gyms offer childcare, whether or not it is included in the monthly fee or not. Then, you have no reason not to exercise.
  • Personal Trainers. Whether you are just starting an exercise routine or you have been exercising a while, you might need a personal trainer to help you reach your goals. Maybe you need help setting realistic goals and meeting them. A personal trainer might just help you get on your way.

Though you might not want to join a gym, you might find yourself loving it once you do. You will find yourself with a whole lot of different opportunities to take classes and use different machines. This will change the way that you exercise. Then, if you use a personal trainer, you may reach your goals quickly and decide to push even harder. If you have children, you may also take advantage of a gym that offers childcare so you can’t use that excuse either.

Contact us or stop by today to see all that our club offers!

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Topics: Merritt Athletics, best gym in baltimore, biggest loser club, Personal Training, best gyms in maryland, best gym in owings mills, Fitness Tips, best gym in towson, Reasons To Work Out In Gyms, Merritt Club Management, Fitness for a Cause, benefit of gym membership, baltimore personal trainer, baltimore personal training, Awareness and Support, Member Success Stories, nutrition, group fitness, gym membership

Four Reasons To Work Out At A Gym

Posted by Juan De Cruz

Apr 6, 2015

Many people prefer to work out at their home. They don't want to embarrass themselves because they are out of shape. They don't want to sweat (quickly) in front of others. They might be intimidated by the many machines and fancy classes that a gym offers.

However, there are many good reasons to get off of your butt and join a fitness gym today.

  • Try something new. Sometimes you need to try something new to find out that you really love something. You may find a fun new way to fit exercise into your schedule. It might be so much fun that it won't feel like work (as much).
  • Motivation. You will find motivation at a gym. Whether you find workout buddies to monitor and share your progress or bodies that you admire, you should find plenty of motivation at a gym. Maybe you might find a few classes that you hate to miss.
  • Childcare. Many people use the excuse that they can't exercise because of their children. Many gyms offer childcare, whether or not it is included in the monthly fee or not. Then, you have no reason not to exercise.
  • Personal Trainers. Whether you are just starting an exercise routine or you have been exercising a while, you might need a personal trainer to help you reach your goals. Maybe you need help setting realistic goals and meeting them. A personal trainer might just help you get on your way.

Though you might not want to join a gym, you might find yourself loving it once you do. You will find yourself with a whole lot of different opportunities to take classes and use different machines. This will change the way that you exercise. Then, if you use a personal trainer, you may reach your goals quickly and decide to push even harder. If you have children, you may also take advantage of a gym that offers childcare so you can’t use that excuse either.

Contact us or stop by today to see all that our club offers!

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Topics: Merritt Athletics, biggest loser club, Personal Training, Fitness Tips, Merritt Club Management, Fitness for a Cause, Awareness and Support, Member Success Stories, nutrition, group fitness

3 Reasons to drink the CrossFit KoolAid

Posted by Joanna Meade

Apr 11, 2014

Looking at these pictures, I am reminded of why I love CrossFit. I can see the agony and determination on our faces. What’s more difficult to see is the the elation. This was one of the most fun and challenging competitions I’ve ever experienced. The pictures are from the Mid-Atlantic Affiliate Challenge, a team competition for CrossFitters from the entire Mid-Atlantic region. This weekend I’ll be competing for a second time. A lot has happened in the last year, including a shoulder injury, a lot of time off and rehab. Leading up to this point every time I think about it I fight back the urge to toss my cookies. All the old self-doubts surface. Am I ready to compete again? Will I hurt my shoulder? What if I let my teammates down? And so, on. What's worse is after last year I know just how bad it hurts physically. Why on Earth then, would I voluntarily put myself through the agony once again?

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Topics: Personal Training, health fitness tips, Merritt blog, Weight Loss, baltimore gyms, help with weight loss, workout routine to lose weight, fitness, Mid-Atlantic Affiliate Challenge, Fitness workout, Personal trainer, merritt charm city crossfit, Baltimore fitness, get healthy, diet lifestyle change, group fitness

Check Up and Such...

Posted by DonyelH

Mar 13, 2014

Week 6!!! Can you believe you made it this far?? Hows it going? How are you feeling? Are you ready to quit? Have you quit? Why the questions huh? Well, next Monday will mark my one year "FINALEversary." This time last year I was on a flight to L.A. to prepare for the live finale episode. This was going to be the last time I would ever step on the Biggest Loser scale (as a contestant) and would show THE WORLD my progress since they last saw me on TV just a month before. What most people did not know was that leading up to that moment, there were weekly check ins that I had to have with the producers and trainers so that they could monitor my progress. As a contestant, I had a choice. I could have lied about what was really going on in Baltimore and tell them what I thought they would want to hear...all the good things of course, because I was so perfect. OR I could be 100% honest about what was happening. Letting them know about my good days, bad days and those UGLY ones we try to forget about. Looking back, I am so glad I chose the honest route....because I was honest about how I was feeling I was able to work through those things with people who could understand and help me get on the right track. There were some things that were happening to my body chemistry that had I not been honest about some things, I would have developed a severe case of gout which if you don't know anything about it, know that you don't want to know about it. So here you are, take advantage of this time to "check in" not only with yourself, but also with your coaches and fellow "Losers." I promise you will so glad you did.

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Topics: biggest loser club, Fitness Tips, Awareness and Support, Member Success Stories, group fitness