Merritt Clubs Blog


Burpees: The Swiss Army Knife of Exercises

Autumn Anxiety

Let’s Get Physical (Virtually): Core

The Whole-Body Benefits Of Barre: Exercise Incorporating Ballet, Yoga & Pilates

Mixing Up Your Cardio Routine: Have You Tried the Rower Yet?

Fight or Flight: Emotional Eating

Let’s Get Physical (Virtually): Power Yoga

Training Young Athletes

Why You Need to Take Up Swimming as a Workout

The Amazing Benefits of Squats Exercise for General Body Stamina

Simple Strategies to Improve Nutrition

Let’s Get Physical (Virtually): SoulBody Barrre Unhitched

Support Your Fitness Goals by Ordering Healthy Food

Why Hitting the Gym Improves Mental Health

Let’s Get Physical (Virtually): Boxing Fit

Healthy Habits That Lead to Results Pt. 2

How to Shed That Unwanted Quarantine Weight Gain

Three Tips to be More Consistent on Your Fitness Journey

Let’s Get Physical (Virtually): Step

Healthy Habits That Lead to Results

Why Group Fitness Matters

Healthy Asian Dishes You Can Make at Home

Fun and Fitness with the Kids

Med Diet

Let’s Get Physical (Virtually): HIIT

Pushing Your Cardio by Ignoring Negatives

Good Nutrition on the Go

Let’s Get Physical (Virtually): PiYo

5 Tips to Begin Cultivating Mindful Fitness Right Now

Spring Cleaning Workout Ideas

My Take on LM Prep

Let’s Get Physical (Virtually): Zumba

Staying Committed to Change, All Year Long

Getting Fit at Home or the Gym?

Let’s Get Physical (Virtually): Vinyasa Yoga

Can I Really Work Out Wearing A Mask?

Resolution Solutions: Sustaining Your Goals in the COVID New Year

Listen to Your Heart

Discovering the Benefits of Exercise During the Pandemic

How to Find Workout Motivation

Let’s Get Physical (Virtually): Girl Power Boot Camp

Healthy Tips from the Merritt Clubs Nutrition and Wellness Team

3 Mental Health Benefits of Exercising

Baby It’s COVID Outside

Fitness On-Demand

9 Ideas to Make the Most Out of the 2020 Holiday Season

Wellness in the Home Office

3 Steps to Kick that Extra Weight to the Curb

Let’s Step It Up!

Thoughts on Mindfulness

Mastering the Art of Nutrition

Time Management: Five Simple Tricks to Multiply Your Time

Fall Fashion Trends That Will Make Your Pajamas Jealous

Vacation Woes

Boosting Your Immunity With Exercise

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!