Merritt Clubs Blog

What a Personal Trainer Can Teach You

Posted by Merritt Clubs

Jan 24, 2017

Have you ever thought about the value of a personal trainer? It is not uncommon for people to have a certain trepidation over someone standing over them, while they struggle to lose weight and get fit. However, knowing in advance what a personal trainer can teach you can put your mind at ease. A personal trainer has the education and expertise to understand your needs, goals, and limits. Therefore, they are an invaluable asset for achieving and maintaining a healthy lifestyle.

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Topics: Personal Training, Personal trainer

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

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

Premiere Fitness Health Club

Posted by Merritt Athletic Clubs

Aug 31, 2016

Choosing to join a gym is a big decision and can truly be an overwhelming process. Whether you're working out at home and feel the gym would offer more inspiration or are only just beginning to work out, it is imperative that you get the most out of the exercise gym. Regardless of where you are in life, there are some details that you certainly need to think about before deciding on a gym.

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Topics: Personal Training, MD health clubs, health clubs, best health clubs, Personal trainer, best health club, merritt clubs, premiere health club

Why You Should be Working Out with a Personal Trainer

Posted by Katie Wirth

Apr 12, 2016

Starting a new workout routine is a daunting task. Whether you're just getting back into shape, or have reached a plateau and need to change-up your workout to continue strengthening muscles and improving your heath, the added task of dealing with hiring a personal trainer may be something you're hesitant to take on.
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Topics: Personal Training

The Benefits of Personal Training Services

Posted by Sterling McKinley

Jan 8, 2016

Getting into shape is a choice that many make once they feel like they have let other things get in the way of their personal health. Going to the gym can be the first step in a healthier lifestyle, but how can you maximize your time to meet your goals? An easy way to set up a great workout routine is to utilize personal training services. Here are just some of the benefits you can get with a personal trainer.

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Topics: Personal Training

The Benefits of Getting Personal Training

Posted by Sterling McKinley

Oct 15, 2015

Getting fit is a goal that many have, but not everyone achieves. Getting out there and going to the gym is only half the battle. If you have a specific weight-loss goal or want to work on specific areas, you may be lost as to what exercises, machines or classes to work into your routine. With personal training sessions from a qualified trainer, you can get a number of benefits that will help your goal of getting fit.

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Topics: Personal Training, fitness

Personal Training Tip: Ahi Tuna Jerky is The Perfect Fuel for Runners

Posted by Sterling McKinley

Oct 13, 2015

Before you step into those running shorts and tie up those athletic shoes our personal training experts would like you to take a minute and think about what’s fueling your body. Studies have shown that runners need more than platefuls of pasta to help them keep up the pace of a great run. They also need a great deal of protein. Why? Running experts widely agree that it provides a boost to the body’s immune, circulatory and respiratory systems as well as its energy stores. Plus, it strengthens muscles, which are needed to go the distance.

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Topics: Personal Training, fitness, running tips, Running

A Short Cut to Nowhere

Posted by Joanna Meade

Aug 7, 2015

Lately, I’ve had several people ask me about losing weight in specific areas of the body; the post baby belly, the under arm flab and “banana roll” between the buttocks and hamstring. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: There is no such thing as spot reduction.

Meaning, we can't just do a bunch of crunches and expect to lose a muffin top, we can't do a bunch of triceps extensions and expect to lose our granny arms and the hip abduction/adduction machines won’t give you a thigh gap. Unfortunately, it just doesn't work like that. Your best bet is adopting a clean diet, operating at a caloric deficit and participating in a well rounded strength and conditioning program. These factors combined result in fat loss throughout the entire body, but not just in one specific location.

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Topics: Personal Training

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