Merritt Clubs Blog


How A Trainer Will “Kick Your Ass” But Warn You Beforehand

Posted by RaySa

Jun 18, 2012


“I’ve been coming to the gym off and on for the past few years and had used a personal trainer twice during that time. My time working with Ron Zwolak has been “kick ass.” Quite simply, a combination of dedication and new challenges from Ron brought me to a fitness level I’ve looked for since first showing up at Merritt. Each time I had a routine down, Ron would introduce a completely new circuit onthe body parts I was looking to target. I could run down 20 different exercises targeting the abdominals I’ve learned from Ron. Some of these things may have you looking like a fool around the gym, but they are sure to make you sore the next day(s). I’ve heard Ron is a tremendous resource in boxing training –it’s funny to think we have yet to touch one piece of this. I’d recommend Ron to anyone looking to bring it to the next level. Ron Zwolak will kick your ass, but he will warn you beforehand.”

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When a Near Death Experience Isn't Enough

Posted by Karen O'Donnell

Jul 13, 2011

Recently, in the course of attempting to motivate a few of my clients to be more committed to achieving their fitness goals, I was reminded of a very close relative. Due to a bout of bronchitis she had to have a chest x-ray. The x-ray revealed a cancerous spot on her lung (she’s a smoker). It was in the early stages so the chemotherapy treatment (I’m not sure if she had radiation) successfully treated her cancer. You would think that she would consider herself extremely fortunate and make a lifestyle change! Unbelievable to me, she did not and is still smoking at least a pack a day. If a life threatening illness isn't enough then what is?

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"Funky Monkey" Oatmeal

Posted by Maritza Rodriguez

Jul 11, 2011

Some of my favorite clean foods are oatmeal with cinnamon, banana and almonds. And another one we can consider a clean food but need to be really careful with is… Dark Chocolate.

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