If you are a parent I am sure you find it a challenge to find time for yourself. For many busy parents it is all they can do to keep up with their family’s schedule, between work, their children’s growing list of activities and family responsibilities, finding time to workout does not seem possible. As a parent its not news to you, that you often put the needs and wants of your children in front of your own. For the past 10 years I have coached a youth swim team and have seen dedicated parents bring their children to swim practice. Many of these swimmers have created great fitness habits swimming one to two hours 3-5 times a week. Their parents have done a great job of creating a positive fitness habit. However many parents feel they don’t have time for themselves. We encourage our parents to use the club and workout themselves the same time their children are swimming. You are already at Merritt Athletic clubs. You may as well take the 30 minutes your child is in a swim lesson or the swim team practice and get your workout in too! Taking time for yourself is not a selfish act; it’s an investment in yourself and your family. Recently we launched a program called Express Poolside Fitness for Swim Team Parents, an idea suggested by one of the assistant coaches. Regardless of your child’s activities, find time for you! If they are playing soccer or basketball, is their a place you can walk? Or run? A field or track near by? If you would like more information on the Express Poolside Fitness please click here.
Jan 17, 2012
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Jan 13, 2012
Merritt Athletic Clubs had the honor to work with Perpetual Prosperity Pumps Foundation in their Adopt-A-Family Program. As a company we collected old tennis shoes in order to lift a family out of poverty forever. For every 600 pairs of shoes that we sent to Ghana we were able to save a family. As a team, including Merritt Athletic Staff and our members we collected enough shoes to save 3 Ghana families from poverty and provide them with homes! This was such an exciting program for all of us to participate in together. At the end of the day knowing that we were able to change lives, one family at a time, and that our used athletic shoes were used to fight poverty, hunger and global warming made such a positive impact on all of us. Thank you to everyone who participated!
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