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Coconut Whipped Cream

1 can regular coconut milk Sprinkling of cinnamon Pure Vanilla essence to your tasting Honey (optional for some sweetness)   Directions: Refrigerate can of coconut milk overnight. Scoop out chilled coconut milk into a bowl, leaving the water behind (save … Continue reading

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Dark Chocolate Chip Banana Bites

4 Ripe Bananas 1 tsp Vanilla ½ tbsp. cinnamon 1 tbsp of pure honey (optional) 2 cups rolled oats Dark chocolate chips Chopped nuts, crasins, raisins (optional)   Directions: Preheat oven to 350 Mash bananas in a medium bowl (some … Continue reading

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Kids Fitness: How Busy Parents Can Find Family Time at Health Clubs

Family time and kids fitness are two major concerns for modern parents. A new study confirms that Americans are spending barely eight hours a week with their children. A health club membership may be just what you need to reverse … Continue reading

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Get fit for the holidays at Merritt Athletic Clubs, your premier fitness health club

The holiday season is officially upon us. As many people will do, you could pig out at every opportunity – and there will be a lot of opportunities between work, friends and family gatherings – and wait until New Year’s … Continue reading

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Need a Unique Gift for a Child? How About a Gift Certificate to a Fitness Club?

The holidays are coming up and you’re probably looking over your list, trying to figure out a gift for each person that will be appreciated and unique. While many adults enjoy going to the gym, a gift certificate to one … Continue reading

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Are You Taking Your First Group Fitness Class?

Whenever someone takes a class for the first time, it can be a little intimidating or overwhelming. When you arrive for your first group fitness class, you do not know how to start or what equipment you should use. A … Continue reading

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How to Overcome Hurdles to Achieving Good Physical Health

  A few years ago, I was 255 pounds, drinking a 30 pack of beer, and smoking 2 packs of cigarettes a day. I had the worst diet, eating fast food and sweets exclusively. I was constantly out of breath, … Continue reading

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Caffeine and a Healthy Lifestyle- Too Much or Not Enough?

  Most people think nothing of drinking a cup or two of coffee every day to wake up and keep ourselves going throughout the. Caffeine can be part of a healthy lifestyle, and it seems harmless enough- until you decide to … Continue reading

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Can a Paleo Diet Support a Healthy Lifestyle and Help You Lose Weight?

One of the most popular diet plans out there today is the Paleo Diet, which focuses on lean meat, vegetables, fish, eggs, and nuts. The concept is based on what our Paleolithic ancestors supposedly ate, and has garnered a lot … Continue reading

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How A Thyroid Disorder Couldn’t Stop Kate from Losing Weight and Being in the Best Shape of Her Life

  After massive, unexplained weight gain, being very tired and sick, along with the struggles of being a college student, I was ready to give up until I was finally diagnosed with an autoimmune thyroid disorder. Next, it was very … Continue reading

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