Merritt Clubs Blog


Return Anxiety

How Journaling Can Help

Adjust Your Mindset

What to Do If You Hate Running, But Want to Love It

Unplug to Connect

5 Simple Stress Busters

Healthy Foods Your Heart Desires

How Cardio Became King

Workout Tips for a Healthy Heart

Winter Fitness for Kids

Stressed Out? The Simple Science Behind Stress

The Balancing Act: How Making Small Adjustments Can Make a Big Difference

Better with Friends

Don't Skimp on Sleep

Why You Should Give Working Out with Music a Try

Make it a SMART 2020

Just a Matter of Time

IHRSA Passport Program and TrainAway

Cranberries are Part of a Healthy Life, All Year Long!

Healthy Thanksgiving

50 Squats a Day

Why You Should be Doing More Pull-Ups

Trick or Treat!

Frightful Fitness

An Apple a Day...

Really...I'm Fine.

Pink Hair Because I Care

Staying Active With Limitations or Injuries

Creative School Lunch

Ignite the Future

Toned, Strong, Powerful

Should You Have A Pre Workout Meal?

End of Summer- Last Hurrah

Progress, Not Perfection

3 Ways to Reward Yourself for Losing Weight

Recipe Makeovers - Ways to Improve Ingredients and Make Healthy Swaps

Injury Prevention Strategies (That Actually Work)

I Scream, You Scream...

Stay Active and Fit While You Vacation

Summer Ideas for the Kids

Eat Clean By Eating Breakfast

Smoothie Bowls: Tasty and Satisfying

Dream a Little Dream

Fearless Fishies - How Swim Classes Help Kids Build Confidence

5 Sure-Fire Tips On How To Become a Runner

Taking Care of Ourselves is the Best and Most Important Project

How to Build a Better Salad

I Get by With a Little Help from My Friends

Boxing for Fitness, Function, and Fun

Strengthening Your Mindset and Practicing Gratitude in Order to Stay Fit

5 Ways to Beat the Bloat

Put the Beat in Your Feet

Ten Do's and Don'ts of Losing Weight

Brain Fog is Real

Healthy Green Recipes

Spring-Clean Your Diet

MS Won't Stop Me from Being a Warrior

Exercise Keeps Us Fit For Life

Your Healthy Gut: Probiotics

I Feel Your Heartbeat Beating

Three Reasons to Use a Personal Trainer

Cool Your Jets

Our 5 Favorite Immunity-Boosting Foods

Can Cardio Help You Live Longer?

Pump it Up

Trainer Q&A: Get Results This New Year

Challenge Accepted: Treat Yo’ Self

Trainer Q&A: Fitness Matters at Any Age

Don't Get Scrooged for the Holidays

Holiday Feasting: A Survival Guide for the Healthy Eater

Celebrate You

Challenge Accepted: Where Have You Been All My Life?

Fit for the Holidays

Trainer Q&A: It's a Stretch

Try Me

Challenge Accepted: Meat Cute

Gradually Reducing Salt and Sugar is Good for Your Healthy Lifestyle

Sitting is Killing You

Replenish and Reward: Nutritious Meal Options for Post-Workout

Teamwork Makes the Dream Work

Challenge Accepted: Cut the Crave

Core Like a Ninja

Trainer Q&A: Prenatal and Postnatal Fitness

How 'Bout Them Apples?

Challenge Accepted: I’m in a Glass Cage of Emotion!

3 Alternative Exercises to Help Cut Down Shoulder Joint Injuries

Staying Sane During Back to School

Do you Have Dead Butt Syndrome?

Trainer Q&A: Building a Community on the Fitness Floor

De-clutter Your Mind

Challenge Accepted: Slay All Day

Importance of Self-Care While Working Out

5 Tips for a Healthy 4th of July

Take It Up a Notch

Challenge Accepted: Water You Talking About?

Calories In, Calories Out

Unconditional Body Love

Happy Hydration

Challenge Accepted: Pinch Me, I’m Dreaming

Rolling in the Deep

Let's Zumba for ALS

Trainer Q&A: Just Keep Moving

Sleeping Beauty

Challenge Accepted: Namaste All Day

Stick Around for the Stretch

Finding Peace Through Boxing

Stop Stressing

Challenge Accepted: Is That Even Food?

Quiet Your Mind, Free Your Body

Trainer Q&A: Corrective Exercise and Movement Patterns

Real Food for Thought

Challenge Accepted: Work Out While I Work

Group Fitness: Unplugged

Best Workouts for Joint Pain

I Heart Cardio

Challenge Accepted: It’s All About Me!

Why You Need to Try a Group Fitness Class

Trainer Q&A: Fast, Strong, Explosive

Focus on the Positive

Thinking About Making a New Year’s Resolution? Don’t.

Trainer Q&A: Box Like a Girl

Yogurt-Covered Pretzels: The Perfect Healthy Gift This Holiday Season

Diary of a Fitness Newbie: Don’t Stop Believing, Hold On To That Feeling

How Much Cardio is Too Much Cardio?

Trainer Q&A: Holiday Tips and Getting Out of the Comfort Zone

Why Group Fitness Beats Going Solo

Diary of a Fitness Newbie: A Seven Nation Army Couldn’t Hold Me Back

5 Nutrition Tips for Eating More Fruits and Vegetables

Trainer Q&A: Surpassing Limits and Keeping Things Simple

Fitness for Active Agers Means Never Skipping the Warm Up

Diary of a Fitness Newbie: I Came In Like a Wrecking Ball

Here's the Best Time to Do Cardio Exercise

Sodium vs. Potassium

Top 5 Reasons to Start Training for Strength and Conditioning

Diary of a Fitness Newbie: Pour Some Sugar On Me

2 Healthy Greek Yogurt Recipes That Will Give You a Punch of Protein

Working Out: Hormonal Impacts

Stretches To Do Before and After Working Out: Static Stretches vs. Dynamic Stretches

Diary of a Fitness Newbie: Oh I Wanna Dance With Somebody

5 Benefits of Fitness Trackers

Kids Fitness: Five Fun Pool Games to Keep Your Kids Active This Summer

Quick Safety Tips for Summer Workouts

How to Get Motivated After a Vacation

Look Younger and Feel Better: The Natural Way

Diary of a Fitness Newbie: OMG Becky Look At Her Glutes!

Anyone Can Do It

Change it Up!

Week 2 of Tribe

I Mean it This Time

If the Heat Doesn’t Get You…

Diary of a Fitness Newbie: You Spin Me Right Round Baby

5 Body Weight Exercises You Can Do While Brushing Your Teeth

7 Liquid Calorie Tips for Losing Weight

SoulBody Barre with Bae at the Brewery

Diary of a Fitness Newbie: The Sweat Drops Down My Legs

Three Competitive Swimming Opportunities Through Merritt Clubs

Back in the Workout Saddle

Diary of a Fitness Newbie: Drop it Like it’s Hot

6 Tips to Prep Your Child for Swim Lessons

How to Encourage Your Kids to Eat Fruits and Vegetables

3 Ways to Get the Inspiration You Need to go Running

Diary of a Fitness Newbie: Turn Down For What?

Healthy Lifestyle, Healthy Kids - Try This Counterintuitive Plan for Snacking and Desserts

Different Programs for Senior Fitness

3 Delicious Healthy Recipes You Must Try

Diary of a Fitness Newbie: Who Run The World? (Girls)

The Lowdown on Achieving Perfect Planks

New Year's Resolutions and Habits

What a Personal Trainer Can Teach You

Diary of a Fitness Newbie: I'm Bringing Sexy Back

Breaking Out of the Comfort Zone with BODYPUMP

How to Keep Motivation for Weight Loss

The Math in Losing Weight

4 Ways You Might be Using Kettlebells Wrong

Enjoy the Holidays While Staying in Shape

3 Subtle Benefits of Group Fitness Classes

4 Fun Ways Kids Can Get Fit

Get Results, Avoid Plateaus and Have Fun

Avocados - The Superfood Your Body Is Craving

Play Like You Train

I am IN

Fire Up the Bands in New, Effective Ways at Great Gyms in Baltimore

Understanding Hypertension – Facts About Blood Pressure

Three Nutrition Tips For a Healthy Workout

Your Perseverance Our Personal Trainers

Fall in Love with Fall

Real Men Wear Pink

Healthy And Easy Dinner Recipes

Alternative to Personal Training

3 Ways To Get Your Kids To Take A Walk With You

Premiere Fitness Health Club

Going Back to School? Why Merritt Athletic Clubs Will Help Boost Your Grades

I Need a Vacation...From My Vacation!

How to Stay Active at an Office Job

How to be Confident at the Gym

Conquering the Healthy Lifestyle: 4 Easy-Fix Ways to Making Healthy Habits Stick

Vacation Planning: Tips for Staying Fit

Stay Fit This Summer

Keep Your Children Active This Summer With Rice Balloons

Health Tip of the Month - July