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Trainer Q&A: Just Keep Moving

Posted by Katrina Viloria

May 2, 2018

It is no secret that exercise is an integral part of a healthy life. But what happens when we get older and our bodies age, and being sedentary looks a lot more appealing? Why do we need to keep active, no matter where we're at in life?

We recently talked to Ellyn Gildea, Merritt Towson's Fitness Director, about the importance and benefits of regular exercise for older adults. Ellyn also discussed why the social aspect of the club gives active agers the motivation to keep coming back to the gym.

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Topics: Personal Training, baltimore personal trainer, baltimore personal training, Personal trainer, senior fitness

Trainer Q&A: Corrective Exercise and Movement Patterns

Posted by Katrina Viloria

Mar 7, 2018

You enter the gym, choose a machine, set the weight, and do your thing. Lather, rinse, repeat. 

And then you stop and wonder, "Have I been working out properly? Am I moving my body the right way? Am I optimizing it to its full potential?

Fitness experts and Merritt Clubs Fort Avenue trainers Tony Strittmatter and James Rehak sat down with us to talk about the importance of knowing the intricacies of your body, of moving correctly, and fixing bad patterns.

 

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Topics: workout tips, exercise tips

Trainer Q&A: Fast, Strong, Explosive

Posted by Katrina Viloria

Jan 10, 2018

Young athletes, check this out. If you want to excel in your sport while at the same time reduce the chance of getting injured, Merritt Clubs Eldersburg trainer Josh Kruhm is your guy. He and a couple other Eldersburg trainers coach student athletes at the club through a program called Parisi Speed School.

We sat down with Josh as he talks about how a young athlete can be fast, strong and explosive.

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Topics: Personal Training, baltimore personal trainer, baltimore personal training, Personal trainer, youth fitness

Trainer Q&A: Box Like a Girl

Posted by Katrina Viloria

Dec 20, 2017

It's tough being a woman in a man's world. But then again, "tough" is a word that would best describe Merritt Clubs trainer Courtney Feldheim.

The Math-teacher-turned-boxer-slash-coach-slash-personal-trainer has endured struggles being a female athlete in a male-dominated sport. Currently she trains clients to box either as a workout, as a stress reliever, or to fight. But a comeback to the ring is in the plans.

Courtney recently sat down with us to discuss her background and how boxing can help any type of person - even somebody new to fitness.   

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Topics: Personal Training, baltimore personal trainer, Personal trainer, boxing

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

Posted by Katrina Viloria

Nov 21, 2017

We're back with another installment to the Q&A series with our trainers. This month we chatted with DJ Manley from the Downtown Club and asked for some tips on how to stay healthy and fit during the holidays, as well as how to build that trainer-client trust.

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Topics: holiday fitness tips, Personal Training, baltimore personal trainer, baltimore personal training, Personal trainer

Trainer Q&A: Surpassing Limits and Keeping Things Simple

Posted by Katrina Viloria

Oct 25, 2017

Sometimes you just want to hear straight from the pros - so welcome to a new series on the Merritt Clubs blog! Every month we will chat with one of our trainers as they impart some fitness wisdom and give workout tips for our blog readers.

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Topics: Personal Training, baltimore personal trainer, baltimore personal training, Personal trainer, tribe team training