Merritt Clubs Blog


Family Fitness Reboot: Nurturing Health as Kids Head Back to School

Posted by Merritt Clubs

Sep 18, 2023

Heading back to school brings a sense of routine and structure back into our lives. The change to a more structured schedule makes it an excellent time to prioritize health and fitness for the whole family. As parents, we often lead by example, and incorporating wellness practices into our daily routines can have a profound impact on our children's health and habits. Let's explore some practical tips and strategies for nurturing health and fitness as our kids head back to school.

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Getting Back to Your Health and Fitness Routine After a Summer Break

Posted by Merritt Clubs

Sep 11, 2023

Summer is a time of lazy days, barbecues, and ice cream. It's a time of indulgence and hot days, which work together to put our fitness routines on "pause" and cause us to get a bit out of shape. However, with the arrival of fall, it's important to get back on track with our fitness goals. Here are eight ways to restart healthy habits and regain our fitness levels:

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When to Use Wrist Wraps

Posted by Shannon McGoey

Sep 4, 2023

What are wrist wraps?

Wrist wraps are pieces of stiff fabric that are wrapped around your wrists to help stabilize and compress your wrists during overhead or pushing exercises (Valdez, 2021). There are different varieties of wrist wraps of varying stiffness, depending on how much stability you prefer.

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6 Ways to Get the Most Bang for your Buck on Workout Apparel

Posted by Merritt Clubs

Aug 28, 2023

Workout apparel can be a significant expense, especially if you're trying to stay on-trend with the latest fitness fashion -- but it doesn't have to break your budget. There are plenty of ways to save money on workout clothes without sacrificing style or quality.

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Getting After Your Goals: How to Build Consistency at the Gym

Posted by Alexandra Mancini

Aug 21, 2023

According to the Cambridge dictionary, the definition of consistency is “the quality of always behaving or performing in a similar way, or of always happening in a similar way.” 

Whether one is a beginner to the gym, or someone that has been working out for decades, having a consistent routine is imperative to reaching goals.

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To V(egan) or not to V(egan)

Posted by Christian Johnson

Aug 14, 2023

Ever wonder if all the reported benefits of Veganism are true?  Are you considering Veganism as an option for extended longevity, immunal integrity, or even just a sustainable approach to weight loss? Well, I'll tell you about my experience, and maybe you can decide whether the pros outweigh the cons in your individual case.

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Back to School Blues

Posted by Stefanie Hatmaker

Aug 7, 2023

Just like that, it's already August and school supplies are on the shelves! While some kiddos are excited at the thought of being back in the classroom, others start to feel anxiety and worry. Here are a few ways to help your kids get ready for the upcoming school year:

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Staying Fit and Healthy During Pregnancy

Posted by Emily Williams

Jul 31, 2023

Calling all mamas to be and mamas of littles!  You have one of the most important jobs in the world, but oftentimes, your health isn’t the priority when you’re busy caring for others.

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Make Your Health and Fitness a Top Priority During Summer Travels

Posted by Merritt Clubs

Jul 24, 2023

Summer is the perfect time to relax, seek adventure, and explore new places. However, it's important not to forget about your health and fitness goals. While it's tempting to indulge in delicious foods and lazy days, finding a balance and prioritizing your well-being is key. Don't use your summer travels as an excuse to neglect your health and fitness routine.

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Antioxidants and Aging - What’s the Connection?

Posted by Alison Jones

Jul 17, 2023

You’ve probably heard about free radicals (which sound pretty dangerous, right?) and antioxidants, but have you ever stopped to consider the battle they’re fighting inside your body? And have you thought about what the relationship really is between antioxidants and aging?

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