Merritt Clubs Blog


How Cardio Became King

Posted by Lori O'Donnell

Feb 12, 2020

I’m sure by now you’ve heard that February is Heart Month. Merritt Clubs is offering many programs and classes throughout the month that support heart health and the American Heart Association. No matter your level of activity, by exercising just a couple of days during the week, you are already taking important steps to fight heart disease.

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Topics: cardiovascular health, cardio workouts

Workout Tips for a Healthy Heart

Posted by Katrina Viloria

Feb 5, 2020

Did you know February is American Heart Month? While maintaining a healthy heart should not be restricted to just this month, we do want to use this time to help you prevent heart disease. Here are some workout tips we gathered after we spoke with Merritt Clubs Fort Avenue Fitness Director Heidi Shaneybrook.

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Topics: cardiovascular health, cardio workouts

Can Cardio Help You Live Longer?

Posted by Lori O'Donnell

Jan 16, 2019

Well, it’s mid-January: that time when resolutions begin to lose their shine and real life becomes once again…well…real life. Did you make any resolutions for the new year? How’s it going? If one of your resolutions was to get to the gym more often or to simply start working out, here’s some news that may give you a little push in the right direction. According to a recent study completed by the Cleveland Clinic, not exercising can be more detrimental to your health than smoking, diabetes, or hypertension (high blood pressure).

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Topics: cardiovascular health, cardio workouts, cardio training, heart health

I Heart Cardio

Posted by Leslie Warren

Jan 31, 2018

February is American Heart Month and we are getting heart healthy! We want to help you learn all about how to keep your heart in shape and little ways to add activity to your day. You owe it to yourself and your family to take care of your body, and it can be fun to get your body healthy.

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Topics: cardiovascular health, cardio workouts, heart health

How Much Cardio is Too Much Cardio?

Posted by Merritt Clubs

Nov 28, 2017

Cardio is well-known for having wonderful benefits for the body. It helps with weight loss, helps to control blood sugar and helps reduce fatigue. However, there is such a thing as too much cardio, and it can lead to adverse effects on the body.

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Topics: cardio workouts

Here's the Best Time to Do Cardio Exercise

Posted by Merritt Clubs

Oct 4, 2017

Shawn Arent, director of the Rutgers University Center for Health and Human Preferences, addressed a long-time concern of people trying to get the most positive effect for their workouts. When is the best time to do cardio exercise? Is it better to do it in the morning or at night? Before or after resistance training?

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Topics: cardio workouts, cardio training, resistance workout, strength and resistance training

Diary of a Fitness Newbie: Oh I Wanna Dance With Somebody

Posted by Leslie Warren

Aug 15, 2017

Holy dance moves Batman!

Okay, so maybe BODYATTACK isn’t really dancing, at least presumably not compared to Zumba or BODYJAM. But it is still a very fast-paced choreographed routine that I was not great at. And when I say not great, I mean everyone in the class was basically a professional and I just tried not to break my face.

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Topics: group fitness classes, cardio workouts, Baltimore Group Fitness, group fitness class, group fitness

How to Implement More Cardio Into Your Daily Life

Posted by Linda King

Jun 7, 2016

As you probably already know, incorporating cardio into your life is important. Getting enough cardiovascular exercise is good for your heart and the rest of your body, it can provide you with more energy, and it can help you maintain a healthy weight. It can even help you lose weight, particularly when combined with a healthy diet and an overall healthy lifestyle.

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Topics: cardiovascular health, cardio workouts, cardio training

One Program That Is By No Means “BORING” (And Your Body Will Thank You)

Posted by RaySa

Jun 12, 2012

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Topics: pregnancy and weight, exercise workouts for women, work out programs, exercise routines, cardio workouts, diet programs, fast track programs, fast track, fitness goals, Member Success Stories, Exercise plan, weight loss diets

Lap Swimming more than just Cardio

Posted by Andrew Barranco

Sep 25, 2011

Swimming laps has long been considered a great way to get a cardio work out in. Whether your swimming freestyle, backstroke, breastroke or butterfly, swimming allows you to get a full body workout in using all the major muscle groups. A typical lap swimmer will go 15-30 minutes without stopping; they have built up an effective and efficient stroke. However, swimming is more than just a great aerobic exercise.

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Topics: swimming baltimore, Baltimore swimming pools, fitness swimming pool, cardio workouts, swimming pool fitness, Aquatics, swimming, swim tips, anaerobic swimming