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Fearless Fishies - How Swim Classes Help Kids Build Confidence

Posted by Merritt Clubs

Jun 4, 2019

Frequently, parents sign their kids up for swim classes just to give them something to do, expend energy, and keep them busy. Swimming lessons are a great way to make kids safer around the water and prepare them for involvement in water sports and recreation. However, one of the most important benefits that swimming can offer to kids is boosting confidence and self-esteem.

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Topics: swim lessons baltimore, swimming, kids swimming

5 Sure-Fire Tips On How To Become a Runner

Posted by Merritt Clubs

May 29, 2019

Running isn't easy. If it were, everyone would do it. However, with the right mindset, dedication, and determination, anyone can start running. Check out these five sure-fire tips below to help you become a runner.

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Topics: baltimore running, run for a cause, run for a charity, Running

Taking Care of Ourselves is the Best and Most Important Project

Posted by Dan Sclar

May 22, 2019

And it's about our lifestyle choices.

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Topics: healthy lifestyle

How to Build a Better Salad

Posted by Lindsay Silbert

May 15, 2019

We all know the saying; April showers brings May flowers. Well along with those flowers (and the unfortunate resulting allergies), May brings us National Salad Month. There is no better time than now to seek out local farmers markets, produce stands, and grocery stores to grab ingredients to put together a healthy, filling, and delicious salad. Below you will find some tips and recipes to bulk up your salads that will have the whole family eating those leafy greens all the way into the cooler months ahead. 

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Topics: nutrition tips, healthy nutrition, food recipe

I Get by With a Little Help from My Friends

Posted by Lori O'Donnell

May 8, 2019

There was a discussion this morning in one of my Facebook groups about asking for help. A new member had taken a class and was reluctant to tell the instructor that she was having difficulty with some of the moves. The discussion made me think about asking for help in general. Why is it so hard for us as humans to reach out when we need help? Is it fear of embarrassment, of not seeming competent, being perceived as “less than”? Do we think asking for help makes others think we are weak? Or, do we simply not want to burden anyone else with our problems?

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Topics: help, health fitness tips

Boxing for Fitness, Function, and Fun

Posted by Merritt Clubs

May 1, 2019

Boxing is a great way to get in shape, shed fat, build lean muscle mass, and learn real boxing technique. Combining short and long bursts of intensity, our boxing sessions will push you to reach your next level of fitness in a safe and controlled environment. And best of all, it's fun!

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Topics: boxing

Strengthening Your Mindset and Practicing Gratitude in Order to Stay Fit

Posted by Dan Sclar

Apr 23, 2019

We all want to have strong bodies -- strong legs, strong glutes, a strong core, a strong upper body, and strong arms – but what we also have to focus on is having a strong mind.  A healthy and strong mindset is what will ultimately help us strengthen our bodies in a sustainable manner. 

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Topics: health tips

5 Ways to Beat the Bloat

Posted by Lindsay Silbert

Apr 17, 2019

We all know the dreaded feeling when we can barely button our pants, our belly is so distended that we look far into our second trimester of pregnancy, and we’re terrified to leave the comforts of home in fear of gastrointestinal distress. I’m talking about belly bloating.

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Topics: health tips

Put the Beat in Your Feet

Posted by Lori O'Donnell

Apr 10, 2019

Whether we are conscious of it or not, our lives have rhythm. We hear the tick-tock of the clock on the wall. When we walk or run, our gait has a certain tempo. There’s rhythm in our daily patterns, the way we move, the changing colors of the traffic lights, the drip of a faucet. As many studies have shown, a certain rhythm can make people walk, run, swim, paddle, or pedal faster.

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Topics: exercise tips

Ten Do's and Don'ts of Losing Weight

Posted by Merritt Clubs

Apr 3, 2019

There are many ways that individuals can go about losing weight. To maintain health, it is important to follow a program that will keep you motivated both physically and mentally.  Below are ten do's and don'ts of losing weight:

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Topics: weight loss tips, weight loss healthy