Merritt Clubs Blog


Getting Fit at Home or the Gym?

Posted by Donyel Cerceo

Mar 1, 2021

I have to admit, I did it. When COVID-19 hit, the gym membership was one of the first things I cancelled. I panicked and thought of catching COVID from everyone sweating in the gym and figured that was the last place I wanted to be.

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Let’s Get Physical (Virtually): Vinyasa Yoga

Posted by Leslie Warren

Feb 22, 2021

This February marks the end of a full year we have lived with coronavirus. And wow it has been hard. Hard physically, mentally, emotionally.

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Can I Really Work Out Wearing A Mask?

Posted by Chip Kafka

Feb 15, 2021

The answer is YES! Like many of you, I went into a sheer panic when I heard masks were mandated even when vigorously working out at all clubs except Eldersburg. Thoughts like “I am not going to be able to breathe and I am going to end up eating the mask when trying to talk while teaching” raced through my head. I was nervous to say the least, but I needed to wear a mask so I could keep myself and others safe.

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Resolution Solutions: Sustaining Your Goals in the COVID New Year

Posted by Baily Kerr

Feb 9, 2021

“New Year, New Me.” What does that even mean? Okay, yeah 2020 was a tough year for everyone. But how does the new year, 2021, change you as a person? What is going to be new about you in one day? What are you going to be doing differently? Why does making a change on January 1st become the time that we decide to make transformations? Why not tomorrow? Why not RIGHT NOW? Yes, I get it, the new year is like a fresh start that we attach next to this commitment, but why are we putting so much pressure on this “New Year” to be a better you? Why not start now? Why are we committed to making New Year’s resolutions just for this time of year? Yes, it is important to have a time frame for goals, but why do we tend to fall short? What is the missing puzzle piece?

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Listen to Your Heart

Posted by Katrina Viloria

Feb 3, 2021


It’s common knowledge that the heart is an extremely important organ in the body. Taking care of it is vital in overall health which is why every February the whole country observes heart health awareness with American Heart Month. And in 2021, it is even more important. Those who suffer from heart disease have an increased risk of severe illness from the COVID-19 virus.

To help keep you heart healthy and happy, here are a few tips:

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Discovering the Benefits of Exercise During the Pandemic

Posted by Merritt Clubs

Jan 27, 2021

The current pandemic has taken a toll on everyone in numerous ways. Areas of the country experienced lockdowns and others had major shutdowns of businesses, including gyms. Luckily, at this point, most gyms are back open.

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How to Find Workout Motivation

Posted by Merritt Clubs

Jan 18, 2021

When it comes to working out, half the battle is getting started. Although that sounds easy enough, oftentimes, motivation can be hard to find. The next time you're struggling to find the motivation to work out, incorporate these tips to make it easier.

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

Posted by Leslie Warren

Jan 11, 2021

Let’s get physical, physical! I wanna get physical.

As in physical fitness, obviously. It’s time to get back into physical fitness.

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Healthy Tips from the Merritt Clubs Nutrition and Wellness Team

Posted by Lindsay Silbert

Jan 4, 2021

As we finally make the long-awaited transition into 2021, the team from Merritt Club’s Nutrition & Wellness Department would each like to share our top healthy tips.

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3 Mental Health Benefits of Exercising

Posted by Merritt Clubs

Dec 28, 2020

In a world with the exponential growth of metabolic syndrome, lifestyle conditions can be a significant, cost-effective way of improving health. Lifestyle modifications can often be necessary for individuals with mental illness. Many of these people are at a high risk of contracting chronic diseases linked to sedentary behavior coupled with medication side effects, such as diabetes and hyperlipidemia. Patients do not fully understand the importance of exercise. But evidence suggests that it is a neglected intervention in the healthcare sector.

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