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Empower Yourself With Pilates

Posted by Merritt Clubs

Aug 8, 2022

We're spending more and more time behind a desk with remote and hybrid work becoming more common. Even if you don't, back pain and depression are common issues amongst the population, not to mention the desire to better ourselves. We're here to help with the fitness class you didn't know you were missing.

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Benefits of a Good Training Partner

Posted by Keith Oelschlaeger

Aug 1, 2022

The value of training with (a) partner/s in relation to strength training cannot truly be quantified, but, I am going to try to in this short read. First we must put into context what “training” is and what “working out” is. Then we will get into how and why having a good training partner is almost imperative to training progress.

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Why is Zumba So Popular?

Posted by Merritt Clubs

Jul 25, 2022

Zumba refers to a brand name for a fitness program that consists of aerobic exercises and dance routines based on the dance rhythms of Latin America. Participants learn basic and easy-to-learn moves. Complicated body poses or balance techniques are not necessary for Zumba. The program is appealing to many people due to its simplicity in movements. 

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Ten Terrific Tips for a Healthier Lifestyle

Posted by Merritt Clubs

Jul 18, 2022

Being healthy isn't as hard as most people think. Making subtle changes to your diet and exercise routine is all it takes. Here are ten tips for you:

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4 Essential Muscle Groups in Boxing

Posted by Merritt Clubs

Jul 11, 2022

Boxing is not only a fun sport but a great way to get some fitness training. It can also be exhausting, painful, and may lead to muscle fatigue or injury if you don't include some sort of workout to strengthen the muscles you use most. Here are 4 muscle groups that are used by every boxer.

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Dietary Fats: Friend or Foe?

Posted by Tessa Mirijafary

Jul 4, 2022

Fat. A macronutrient that strikes fear into many people. However, not all fats are created equal, and fat is essential in our diet. The four main fats included on food labels are trans fats, saturated fats, monounsaturated fats, and polyunsaturated fats.

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The Benefits of HIIT-ing the Gym

Posted by Merritt Clubs

Jun 27, 2022

In recent years, there has been a spike in the HIIT trend – and for good reason! Even if you haven't utilized the method yet, you've probably caught the term before. It means short, high-intensity interval training blocks interspersed during a period of around 15-30 mins.

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5 Easy Steps to a Summer Fit Body

Posted by Mark Miller

Jun 20, 2022

Wondering how you can get fit this summer? Are you lacking motivation or looking for guidance?

We got you covered with these five easy steps!

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Five Reasons Why Yoga Rocks

Posted by Merritt Clubs

Jun 13, 2022

Most people have heard of yoga, but there are many misconceptions about it. Some people think it isn't really a workout or that it's all about the emotional well-being and not physical well-being. While it can be about mental exercise, that doesn't negate the fact that it's also good physical exercise. Let's talk about five reasons why yoga rocks!

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Are Natural Flavors Really Natural?

Posted by Alison Jones

Jun 6, 2022

Are you a label snob? When it comes to grocery shopping, I sure hope so! Food labels are chock full of information about product ingredients and nutrition. But buyer beware - the terminology on labels can be confusing - and even misleading.

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