Merritt Clubs Blog


Swimming, Stretching and Working Out the Kinks in Your Body at a Fitness Center

Posted by Sterling McKinley

Oct 15, 2015

The human body weighs less in water, so there’s a sense of natural buoyancy when you go swimming at a fitness center.  Although you’re working your body hard, you still get the feeling that you’re floating around and having fun.

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Topics: fitness, swimming pool fitness, swimming

Benefits of Aquatic Personal Training

Posted by Heather Blake

Aug 23, 2012


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Topics: Personal Training, low impact, Fitness Tips, benefits, swimming pool fitness, Aquatics, swimming, cross train, physical therapy

Lap Swimming more than just Cardio

Posted by Andrew Barranco

Sep 25, 2011

Swimming laps has long been considered a great way to get a cardio work out in. Whether your swimming freestyle, backstroke, breastroke or butterfly, swimming allows you to get a full body workout in using all the major muscle groups. A typical lap swimmer will go 15-30 minutes without stopping; they have built up an effective and efficient stroke. However, swimming is more than just a great aerobic exercise.

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Topics: swimming baltimore, Baltimore swimming pools, fitness swimming pool, cardio workouts, swimming pool fitness, Aquatics, swimming, swim tips, anaerobic swimming

Pool Baltimore

Posted by Joe Dressler

Jul 1, 2011

Xtreme Aqua is a 8 week circuit style fitness class that starts with a body fat measurement and performance tests to create a snapshot of your current fitness level and let's you know your alive.

We teach functional/natural movements to get you fit - if you see the movement in nature you will see it in class. We use exercises like squats, lunges, kettlebell swings, deadlifts, push-ups, pull-ups, sit-ups. If you thought you would never be able to do an unassisted ups, think again. We have girls who can currently do double digit pull-ups. We can teach you how.

Some of the equipment we will utilize are kettlebells, medicine balls, ABMATS, superbands, agility ladders and cones and 20-minutes in the pool to work on stroke and metabolic conditioning.

Classes are set up to learn and perfect exercises, then put them into context by performing them under time constraints, you will then have the outlet to compare your scores with others in your class - prepare your mind to learn, work hard and be in the best shape of your life!

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Topics: Clubs in Baltimore, swimming baltimore, swimming pool center, Baltimore pools, Baltimore swimming pools, fitness swimming pool, swimming pool fitness, Baltimore athletic club, Aquatics