Merritt Clubs Blog


One decade, ten lessons

Posted by Joanna Meade

May 7, 2014


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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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The Truth Behind Losing Fat and the Fat Burning Zone

Posted by RaySa

May 7, 2012

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Strength training benefits - it is not just for athletes or bodybuilders!

Posted by Maritza Rodriguez

Apr 27, 2012

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New Exercise Programs: Burn More Calories with Circuit Training

Posted by RaySa

Jul 20, 2011

The best way to prevent plateaus and avoid losing interest in your exercise routine is to create a circuit. Completing circuits is time efficient, helps one stay motivated, promotes muscle growth, and keeps the workouts interesting. Choose from a series of strength (see my top ten benefits below) and or cardio exercises to maximize your workouts and see results.

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Hypertension and weight loss

Posted by RaySa

Jul 15, 2011

Please pass along my most sincere gratitude to Phil Kaplan and the Merritt Training Team for their huge role in helping me transform my health, and therefore my life via the A.L.I.V.E program. I want to urge anyone considering joining this program to not hesitate for even a moment. I learned so very much in the course of about 8 weeks and the impact on me physically and mentally has been nothing short of amazing. My blood pressure readings and glucose levels are significantly reduced...enough so that my doctor for the first time in the many years he's treated me smiled, patted me on the back and said "whatever you are doing has been exactly what you need to do." I've never seen him smile! My strength and flexibility have made similar progress. It's great to move through my days without the aches and pains I suffered daily. I feel great about the 14 lb weight loss, but even better about how I now feel.

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