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IRHSA Passport Program and TrainAway

Posted by Merritt Clubs

Dec 4, 2019

Traveling for the holidays? Don’t miss a workout with the IHRSA Passport Program and TrainAway

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Topics: fitness apps, fitness, holiday fitness

How to Stay Active at an Office Job

Posted by Kelly Wells

Aug 16, 2016

Just because you’re not outside or in a gym does not mean you can’t be active. There are ample opportunities in every environment…no excuses. Staying active at work provides many benefits. Use these tips to feel better about yourself, become more focused and remain energized.

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Topics: fitness, office, active at work

Vacation Planning: Tips for Staying Fit

Posted by Mark Miller

Jul 26, 2016

Okay so you booked your time off for your well-deserved and much anticipated vacation.  However, you’re a committed and devoted exerciser. So how do you keep going while away and not let your vacation sidetrack all your hard work this year?

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Topics: fitness, summer

Stay Fit This Summer

Posted by Mark Miller

Jul 21, 2016

 

It's Summer - Have Fun and Still Stay Fit

Summer is hot and all you want to do is lay by the pool.  Who can blame you? It's cool, refreshing and much more fun.  Yet we know we need to get in the gym and still strengthen our hearts, improve our muscles and burn those calories.

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Topics: fitness, summer

Study Shows an Association Between Exercise and Brain Health Later in Life

Posted by Laura Wilson

May 17, 2016

For those in their 20's, 30's, and 40's, it feels like life is moving at warp speed. Between a career, household responsibilities, raising children, and other family commitments, the one thing that often gets put on hold is exercising. A visit to a health club often isn't a priority when there are so many pressing needs. But for those who have concerns over brain function later in life, a new study shows it is very beneficial to fit in a workout now.

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Topics: health, fitness, wellness, brain health

Great Sports for Fast Weight Loss and a Healthy Lifestyle (Part 2)

Posted by Sterling McKinley

Nov 23, 2015

Last time, we profiled two great sports that will help you lose weight and promote a healthy lifestyle. Here is part two of that post, which contains two more sports that anyone can do. Both of which boost metabolism, while exercising your body and your heart.

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Topics: fitness

3 Tips for Leading a Healthy Lifestyle

Posted by Sterling McKinley

Oct 15, 2015

Nowadays, it seems to have become hard to lead a healthy lifestyle because you get a lot of conflicting information from different sources.  Egg yolks are constantly going in and out of fashion.  Some health gurus recommend high protein diets while others encourage you to go for diets high in fat (Atkins).  Even when it comes to exercise, there’s usually some new fad you keep hearing about, from Zumba classes to kettle bells.  So how do you weed through all this information and keep the stuff that you need?  Consider the following tips:

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Topics: health, food tips, exercise, diet, fitness, fit tips, spiritual health

Metabolic Weight Loss Versus Metabolic Syndrome

Posted by Sterling McKinley

Oct 15, 2015

If you want to realize the full potential of metabolic weight loss, you need to protect yourself from metabolic syndrome. This cluster of conditions has been growing at an alarming rate. Fortunately, most people can prevent or manage the symptoms by making simple lifestyle changes including regular exercise.

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Topics: health, Weight Loss, fitness

24 Hour Gyms Provide a Cure for the Crowded Gym

Posted by Sterling McKinley

Oct 15, 2015

Yes, you still have a little time before the New Year, but it couldn't hurt to beat the crowd and start looking into 24 hour gyms. Maybe you are the type who thrives on the camaraderie and activity of a busy gym. On the other hand, a gym that is open all the time may suit you better if you like to exercise when it is more quiet.

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Topics: fitness, 24 hour gyms

Why a Fitness Routine Promotes Healthy Living and More

Posted by Sterling McKinley

Oct 15, 2015

We all seem to fall easily into routines. Whether it be getting up and performing the same daily tasks, or following the same route to work, or setting a work routine, we do it all the time. So have you developed a fitness routine yet? A fitness routine is so important to living a healthy lifestyle. Take a look at a few of the great benefits starting and maintaining a fitness routine can do for you.

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Topics: health, healthy lifestyle, fitness, healthy routine