Merritt Clubs Blog


Going Back to School? Why Merritt Athletic Clubs Will Help Boost Your Grades

Posted by Merritt Athletic Clubs

Aug 26, 2016

College is a challenge for just about everybody, but even more so for students who have been out of the classroom for awhile. If you're concerned about grades, there are two reasons why a regular workout at Merritt Athletic Clubs will help your performance.

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Topics: merritt clubs, best gym

3 Weight Loss Tips You Should Know

Posted by Steve Ruby

Nov 5, 2014

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Topics: biggest loser club, Personal Training, Merritt blog, Weight Loss, healthly eating, Fitness Tips, healthier lifestyle choices, Baltimore fitness, eating habits, nutrition, cheat meals, best gym, fit tips

Baltimore’s Best Gym and Fitness Club Recognizes Emotional Wellness Month

Posted by RaySa

Oct 29, 2014

All of us here at Baltimore's best gym and fitness club want to remind everyone that it’s Emotional Wellness Month. And as many family doctors have pointed out over the years, the condition of our bodies has the potential to impact our emotions. So this is the perfect week to sign up for a gym and fitness club membership.

The American Academy of Family Physicians recommends physical exercise, healthy eating, forming social bonds and developing relaxation routines as some of the best ways to achieve emotional wellness. And you’ll find opportunities to do all four at our Merritt Athletic Clubs locations. Just look at our list of health and wellness programs alone. It includes, but isn’t restricted to the following:


We’ve also got a short list of fitness club programs and amenities designed to help people toss away their stress. It includes group fitness, yoga, pilates, dance, aquatics, gymnastics and massage. Of course some folks may find sweating the stress out during a kickboxing class or elliptical workout helpful too.

Plus, there’s something for all members of the family, including the kids. They may enjoy our XRKade, camps, birthday parties and classes. Parents, on the other hand, rave about our onsite childcare services. They make it possible for moms and dads to get a workout in even when their kids’ regular babysitter is out of town.

To learn more about them and the other benefits of joining Baltimore’s best gym during Emotional Wellness Month, please contact us today. And when you do call or e-mail us, be sure to ask about our free e-book offer. It will help provide you with the secrets to achieving excellent health.


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Our very own swim coach Katie Pumphrey prepares to swim the English Channel

Posted by RaySa

Apr 10, 2014

Baltimore artist and Merritt Athletic Clubs swim coach Katie Pumphrey has begun training to swim the English Channel. She shares what she thinks it will take to swim the dangerous crossing and what is driving her to take the plunge. (Whitney Leaming / The Washington Post)

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Exercise your options for sore muscles - massage or light exercise?

Posted by RaySa

Jun 20, 2013

You worked out at the gym a few days ago and went all-out with extra reps or achieved a personal best in the amount of weight for that bench press. Felt great, didn’t it? But you woke up the next day very sore and those muscles are tender to the touch. How to speed up the recovery process and get back to normal again? Here at Merritt Athletic Clubs, you can exercise your options and find the solution to muscle soreness.

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Meet Pecs - The Merritt Parrot

Posted by RaySa

Jun 19, 2013


Congratulations Member Katherine Devaney won the name the parrot Contest. Katherine won a $50 Sports Authority gift card!

Keep your eyes peeled for Pecs. He will be making appearances on the marketing throughout the clubs.

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New Towson Family Fun Pool

Posted by RaySa

Jun 11, 2013


It’s finally here! The outdoor family fun pool complex at Towson is complete. Join us for a huge grand opening party on June 15, 2013 12-5pm. Bring your friends and family to enjoy all of the fun at the new pool.

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Topics: Merritt Athletics, water slides, Merritt blog, towson fitness, family fun pool, grand opening, best gyms in baltimore, Aquatics, gyms, summer camps, towson gym, aquatic & fitness center, best gym