Merritt Clubs Blog


6 Conditions That are Helped With Massage Therapy

Posted by Regina Prevosto

Mar 20, 2023

Massage, in its many forms, can be used as a powerful tool to affect a variety of your physical and psychological issues. If you don’t receive massage as part of a regular health and wellness routine yet, consider using it as an effective complement to other treatments and help bring yourself back to a place of health and wellbeing. Here are just a few issues massage can help with.

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Progressive Overload: A Steady Track to Muscle Growth

Posted by Lameak Barrett & Shannon McGoey

Mar 13, 2023

How do you know if you’re getting stronger in the gym? Most of us are aware that over time, we have to increase our weight and/or reps, but how do we know how much weight to add, and when to add it?

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When You Don't Know What To Do Next

Posted by Miranda Stauffer

Mar 6, 2023

My father in law has a saying.
"When you don't know what to do next, do nothing."

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5 Essential Gym Etiquette Rules to Know

Posted by Shannon McGoey

Feb 27, 2023

Nearly two months into the new year, your local gym is likely still bustling with first-timers, new regulars, and gym veterans. Whether you’ve been a gym-goer for months or years, it’s important to keep up on expectations that affect everyone in the building: gym etiquette.

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Properly Using Weight Machines

Posted by Alexandra Mancini

Feb 20, 2023

No matter how long an individual has been attending the gym, understanding how to set up a weight machine properly can be a challenging task. 

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Grip Strength

Posted by Keith Oelschlaeger

Feb 13, 2023

Hands…have you ever stopped to think about how weird they really are? Just a pair of bony appendages on the end of our arms that branch out into smaller bony appendages that bend around on command and are covered in skin but have little fleshy blades that stick out the ends.

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Dryland Exercises to Level-Up Your Swimming

Posted by Shannon McGoey

Feb 6, 2023

You think success in the pool only comes from training in the water? Think again! Here are some exercises you should be factoring into your dryland workouts if you want to see improvements in your in-pool performance.
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Should You Wear Gloves When Working Out? 

Posted by Derek McClendon

Jan 30, 2023

There have been tons of studies done to research the effects of wearing gloves on single-arm grip strength, leg lifting, and hand grip strength.

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Study Shows Physical Activity Can Help Protect Against Severe COVID-19

Posted by Merritt Clubs

Jan 23, 2023

We all know that staying active can benefit your health, but did you know it could keep you from getting really sick if you catch COVID-19? The data come from a retrospective study that demonstrates that any amount of exercise can help.

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A Meditation on Goal Setting

Posted by Keith Oelschlaeger

Jan 16, 2023

We are in the time of year where the spirit of personal change and growth is abundant and fresh. I'm not saying that you have to set a new year’s resolution but I'm also not saying that you shouldn’t. Yet there are two sides of setting goals that one should be aware of when contemplating change. We will keep this catered toward fitness related goals but there may be some overlap with other types of goals.

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