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Recipe Makeovers - Ways to Improve Ingredients and Make Healthy Swaps

Posted by Merritt Clubs

Jul 31, 2019

Cooking at home is a great way to incorporate healthy foods into your diet; however, reviewing recipe ingredients and instructions can have you questioning what is actually healthy and what is in need of a health makeover.  Here are six tips to aid your search for healthy recipes.

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Topics: food tips, nutrition

Gradually Reducing Salt and Sugar is Good for Your Healthy Lifestyle

Posted by Merritt Clubs

Oct 16, 2018

Even if you know that cutting down on salt and sugar would be good for your healthy lifestyle, you may not get around to doing anything about it. When you're feeling swamped with responsibilities at home and at work, it's hard to take on another major project. It's just easier to operate on autopilot doing what you usually do.

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Topics: nutrition tips, nutrition

Sodium vs. Potassium

Posted by Merritt Clubs

Sep 26, 2017

For many years experts have warned the public about the dangers of consuming too much salt since the medical profession has linked it to such conditions as high blood pressure, osteoporosis, heart disease, and stroke. Salt contains sodium, an electrolyte necessary to sustain life. Another electrolyte that can help balance its negative effects is potassium.

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Topics: nutrition

Four Reasons To Work Out At A Gym

Posted by Juan De Cruz

Apr 6, 2015

Many people prefer to work out at their home. They don't want to embarrass themselves because they are out of shape. They don't want to sweat (quickly) in front of others. They might be intimidated by the many machines and fancy classes that a gym offers.

However, there are many good reasons to get off of your butt and join a fitness gym today.

  • Try something new. Sometimes you need to try something new to find out that you really love something. You may find a fun new way to fit exercise into your schedule. It might be so much fun that it won't feel like work (as much).
  • Motivation. You will find motivation at a gym. Whether you find workout buddies to monitor and share your progress or bodies that you admire, you should find plenty of motivation at a gym. Maybe you might find a few classes that you hate to miss.
  • Childcare. Many people use the excuse that they can't exercise because of their children. Many gyms offer childcare, whether or not it is included in the monthly fee or not. Then, you have no reason not to exercise.
  • Personal Trainers. Whether you are just starting an exercise routine or you have been exercising a while, you might need a personal trainer to help you reach your goals. Maybe you need help setting realistic goals and meeting them. A personal trainer might just help you get on your way.

Though you might not want to join a gym, you might find yourself loving it once you do. You will find yourself with a whole lot of different opportunities to take classes and use different machines. This will change the way that you exercise. Then, if you use a personal trainer, you may reach your goals quickly and decide to push even harder. If you have children, you may also take advantage of a gym that offers childcare so you can’t use that excuse either.

Contact us or stop by today to see all that our club offers!

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Topics: Merritt Athletics, biggest loser club, Personal Training, Fitness Tips, Merritt Club Management, Fitness for a Cause, Awareness and Support, Member Success Stories, nutrition, group fitness

Four Reasons To Work Out At A Gym

Posted by Juan De Cruz

Apr 6, 2015

Many people prefer to work out at their home. They don't want to embarrass themselves because they are out of shape. They don't want to sweat (quickly) in front of others. They might be intimidated by the many machines and fancy classes that a gym offers.

However, there are many good reasons to get off of your butt and join a fitness gym today.

  • Try something new. Sometimes you need to try something new to find out that you really love something. You may find a fun new way to fit exercise into your schedule. It might be so much fun that it won't feel like work (as much).
  • Motivation. You will find motivation at a gym. Whether you find workout buddies to monitor and share your progress or bodies that you admire, you should find plenty of motivation at a gym. Maybe you might find a few classes that you hate to miss.
  • Childcare. Many people use the excuse that they can't exercise because of their children. Many gyms offer childcare, whether or not it is included in the monthly fee or not. Then, you have no reason not to exercise.
  • Personal Trainers. Whether you are just starting an exercise routine or you have been exercising a while, you might need a personal trainer to help you reach your goals. Maybe you need help setting realistic goals and meeting them. A personal trainer might just help you get on your way.

Though you might not want to join a gym, you might find yourself loving it once you do. You will find yourself with a whole lot of different opportunities to take classes and use different machines. This will change the way that you exercise. Then, if you use a personal trainer, you may reach your goals quickly and decide to push even harder. If you have children, you may also take advantage of a gym that offers childcare so you can’t use that excuse either.

Contact us or stop by today to see all that our club offers!

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Topics: Merritt Athletics, best gym in baltimore, biggest loser club, Personal Training, best gyms in maryland, best gym in owings mills, Fitness Tips, best gym in towson, Reasons To Work Out In Gyms, Merritt Club Management, Fitness for a Cause, benefit of gym membership, baltimore personal trainer, baltimore personal training, Awareness and Support, Member Success Stories, nutrition, group fitness, gym membership

Protein Donuts…If You're Wrong I Don't Wanna Be Right!

Posted by Juan De Cruz

Mar 27, 2015

 

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Topics: Merritt Athletics, biggest loser club, Healthy Recipes, Fitness Tips, nutrition

Protein Donuts…If You're Wrong I Don't Wanna Be Right!

Posted by Juan De Cruz

Mar 27, 2015

 

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Topics: Merritt Athletics, biggest loser club, Healthy Recipes, good protein, Fitness Tips, High protein foods, cooking healthy, healthy dessert, eating healthy, nutrition

The Major Rule for Eating Fruit

Posted by Paula Chaney

Mar 16, 2015

Fruit is healthy for us and there's no doubt that eating fruit is important in our overall health and well being. In some of my healthy eating research, I have discovered guidelines about eating fruit that we should follow in order to get full benefits for our health. It’s just not about putting fruit in our mouth whenever we feel like it. It’s about learning the proper ways to eat fruit so our body will thank us with less digestive problems and tons more energy.

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Topics: biggest loser club, nutrition

The Major Rule for Eating Fruit

Posted by Paula Chaney

Mar 16, 2015

Fruit is healthy for us and there's no doubt that eating fruit is important in our overall health and well being. In some of my healthy eating research, I have discovered guidelines about eating fruit that we should follow in order to get full benefits for our health. It’s just not about putting fruit in our mouth whenever we feel like it. It’s about learning the proper ways to eat fruit so our body will thank us with less digestive problems and tons more energy.

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Topics: biggest loser club, nutrition

Nutrition and Strength Training Goals: A Woman's Perspective

Posted by Joanna Meade

Feb 12, 2015

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Topics: Personal Training, health fitness tips, women strength training, Merritt blog, Weight Loss, women and weights, women only, weight loss and exercise, Fitness Tips, best way to lose weight, fitness, women nutrition, Personal trainer, Baltimore fitness, diet lifestyle change, nutrition