When it comes to working out, half the battle is getting started. Although that sounds easy enough, oftentimes, motivation can be hard to find. The next time you're struggling to find the motivation to work out, incorporate these tips to make it easier.
Jan 11, 2021
Let’s get physical, physical! I wanna get physical.
As in physical fitness, obviously. It’s time to get back into physical fitness.
As we finally make the long-awaited transition into 2021, the team from Merritt Club’s Nutrition & Wellness Department would each like to share our top healthy tips.
Dec 28, 2020
In a world with the exponential growth of metabolic syndrome, lifestyle conditions can be a significant, cost-effective way of improving health. Lifestyle modifications can often be necessary for individuals with mental illness. Many of these people are at a high risk of contracting chronic diseases linked to sedentary behavior coupled with medication side effects, such as diabetes and hyperlipidemia. Patients do not fully understand the importance of exercise. But evidence suggests that it is a neglected intervention in the healthcare sector.
Dec 21, 2020
“I could use a little social interaction” – The Grinch
Couldn’t we all? Usually the holidays are filled with maybe a little too much interaction for my taste. But this year is filled with not nearly enough!
Dec 15, 2020
After learning that our clubs were closing on March 16th, it was clear that Merritt would need to pivot quickly and take fast action to keep our members engaged and active. Despite having no experience with teaching group fitness from a virtual platform, I reached out to our Marketing team a few days later to get working on a plan for our first virtual classes, which went live on Wednesday morning. In just about 36 hours after our closing announcement, we had launched a brand-new element for Merritt Clubs – virtual fitness!
Suffice it to say, this year’s holiday season will have its limitations. And it’s common knowledge that this year has been a difficult and challenging one for everybody. Some of us have lost loved ones. Some of us have gotten sick. We have made adjustments to what used to be our regular lives. The new normal has become uncomfortable, inconvenient, and just plain hard. But we adapt to help keep each other safe and to hope for that light at the end of the tunnel, or at least some fancy new twinkle lights to help us find our holiday spirits.
Dec 1, 2020
COVID-19 sent many of us scrambling to set up a home office. And if you’re like most people, it’s been a love-hate thing. You love the flexibility and the 15-second commute. But you may not always love the isolation or the frequent interruptions from members of your household. As someone who’s been teleworking for over 23 years, I’ve experienced most of the ups and downs. As with anything, I think success and happiness in a home office comes from developing healthy habits and in making a conscious effort to strike a good balance between your personal and professional life.
Topics: wellness and health
Nov 23, 2020
If you put on a few extra pounds during the COVID-19 pandemic, you're definitely not alone. Let's face it: the coronavirus has put a damper on many aspects of our lives, including our relationships, our mental health, and of course, our physical health.
Nov 9, 2020
Well, well, well, 2020 you are almost over, and I will be glad when we no longer need to refer to the current year as a “dumpster fire.” But alas, we aren’t there yet. And on top of the coronavirus, why not just add that daylight savings premature darkness every day too! What a fun month to prepare us for the holidays. But you know what makes me feel better? Helping people!