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The Benefits of HIIT-ing the Gym

Posted by Merritt Clubs

Jun 27, 2022

In recent years, there has been a spike in the HIIT trend – and for good reason! Even if you haven't utilized the method yet, you've probably caught the term before. It means short, high-intensity interval training blocks interspersed during a period of around 15-30 mins.

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Five Reasons Why Yoga Rocks

Posted by Merritt Clubs

Jun 13, 2022

Most people have heard of yoga, but there are many misconceptions about it. Some people think it isn't really a workout or that it's all about the emotional well-being and not physical well-being. While it can be about mental exercise, that doesn't negate the fact that it's also good physical exercise. Let's talk about five reasons why yoga rocks!

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Why Your Child Needs to Take Swim Lessons

Posted by Merritt Clubs

May 30, 2022

As summer approaches, you should start preparing for those lake, beach, and swimming pool days out with your child. Besides fancy swimwear, you also need to ensure your child can swim well independently. 

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5 Ways To Fit Exercise Into Your Busy Schedule

Posted by Merritt Clubs

May 23, 2022

Working out isn't just a way to stay fit, it's also a great way to relax and increase your well-being.  For many people, unwinding at the gym is a go-to method for managing the stress of the week. However, sometimes the demands of the day make it hard to find the time to exercise.  When your schedule is already full, working out can start to feel like one more thing you don't have time for. The great news is that fitting exercise into your schedule doesn't have to mean adding more hours to the day. These smart ways to fit exercise into your life make it easier to take care of yourself without adding to the stress of your schedule.

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How Running Benefits Mental Health

Posted by Merritt Clubs

May 16, 2022

Running improves a person's cardiovascular health, strengthens their muscles, and improves their overall bone strength. Besides the physical benefits, running also improves mental health in various ways.

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Exercises to Relieve Back Pain

Posted by Merritt Clubs

May 2, 2022

A natural response to back pain is to avoid strenuous activity and rest. This is far from the truth. While resting for a day or two after the onset of back pain or injury may be a good idea, any longer than that may hinder the healing process and worsen the pain. Studies show exercising strengthens the lower back, core, leg and arm muscles to help alleviate and prevent back pain, as well as increase the blood flow to the back area, which may decrease stiffness and promote healing.

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5 Tips to Kickstart Your Weight Loss Goals

Posted by Merritt Clubs

Apr 25, 2022

Curious about where to start on your weight loss journey? Get back to basics with these effective fat-loss tips.

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5 Benefits of Having a Fitness Journal

Posted by Merritt Clubs

Apr 18, 2022

Progress is made outside the gym just as much as it is made inside. Everyone knows that you need to eat right and sleep well, but most people overlook the benefits of mental organization. Here is how a personal fitness journal can help enhance your training regimen.

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9 Tips When Planning to Work Out Won't Work

Posted by Merritt Clubs

Apr 5, 2022

There are many benefits to working out, such as heart disease prevention, mood improvement, and better sleep. However, despite the many foreseeable benefits, it can still be difficult to find the motivation to get up and exercise. Regardless of workout experience, everyone struggles with it. Here are a couple of tips to prevent falling out of your routine!

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What You Need to Know About Recovering After Workouts

Posted by Merritt Clubs

Mar 28, 2022

Post-workout recovery is a critical time for your body to repair and energize. Without proper nourishment, it is difficult for tissues and organs to function at an optimal level. Here's a closer look at why post-workout recovery is so important.

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