Merritt Clubs Blog


MS Won't Stop Me from Being a Warrior

Posted by Julie Wigley

Mar 5, 2019

I remember the day exactly. It was St. Patrick’s Day 2010 and I was out with a group of friends. We had been drinking and enjoying ourselves. I started to notice when I would look down at the ground my legs would go numb.
Strange? Yes. Concerning? Not yet.

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Topics: les mills, Baltimore Group Fitness, strength and conditioning, group fitness

Pump it Up

Posted by Amelia Luchey

Jan 9, 2019

We're kicking off one of my favorite times of year – Les Mills Launch Week (I might even argue that it’s better than Christmas)!  Each quarter we receive a new release with brand new music and moves that we get to present for our members to keep our classes fresh.  What makes it more exciting is that we get to team teach and work with some of our other fabulous Merritt instructors who we don’t get to see on a regular basis and who can spice up the experience and bring a little extra energy for our members.

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Topics: group fitness classes, les mills, Baltimore Group Fitness, group fitness class, group fitness

Breaking Out of the Comfort Zone with BODYPUMP

Posted by Ryan Wagner

Jan 10, 2017

“Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.”

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Topics: les mills, group fitness class

Sh'Bam on the News and in the Canton Merritt Athletic Club

Posted by Madeline Dolente

Jul 10, 2012

There is no one formula for getting in shape. That is what makes fitness so fun! There are so many ways to work your body out and I have spent the last 18 years learning about them all. I have trained in Spinning, Kickboxing, Fittrek, Gliding, Bodypump, Bosu, Balletone, Pilates, Yoga, Nutrition, Personal Training, Zumba, Hip Hop, Kettlebell, Metcon, Urban Rebounding, Shockwave, and the list goes on. I have found it fascinating to learn about all the different types of fitness programs that are out there and it has convinced me that there really is something for everyone. Last week I had the opportunity to take Sh'Bam at the Merritt Athletic Club in Canton with fitness instructor, Katie Gunthrie, who had a ton of energy and made the workout really fun! It was a dance workout similar to Zumba with choreography that was simple, yet intense. I found myself sweating more than I expected, and having fun singing along with the music. For those of you that like to dance, check out this class on Monday nights at 5:15pm with Katie at the Canton Merritt. Go ahead, give it a try!

You can also check out the news interview with WBAL's Sarah Caldwell here:

In Health and Happiness, Madeline Dolente

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Topics: les mills, getting in shape, dance workout, shbam, local news, wbaltv11, baltimore workout, fit baltimore, dance exercise, kickboxing, burn lots of calories, dance fitness, group fitness