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Exercise Your Options: Stay Fit Over the Holidays with Plyometrics

At Merritt Athletic Clubs, we know how challenging it can be to get through the holiday season with one’s waistline intact. That’s why we are encouraging you to exercise your options by exploring plyometrics. Plyometrics is a series of fun yet … Continue reading

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Is stress sabotaging your fitness goals?

You may have noticed it has been some time since my last post. Truth be told, I have been recovering from a bit of a vulnerability hangover. Additionally, the past six months have seen a marked increase in my stress … Continue reading

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3 Weight Loss Tips You Should Know

#1 MAKE SMALL CHANGES: We always want quick results and overwhelm ourselves with all the changes that we need to make. Start off making small changes. Make just 1 -2 small changes until they become habit then go to the next … Continue reading

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Recovery

A little over a week ago, another addict lost the battle with his disease. This addict was my friend, Matt. I met Matt through a small non-profit triathlon club for recovering addicts, Tri-harder Triathlon Club.  Like many other members, when I joined … Continue reading

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One decade, ten lessons

  In April I had a Birthday. Some might call it a milestone. Somehow, I have managed to make it on this planet for an entire thirty  years. I imagined I’d feel more like a “grown up” by now. That’d … Continue reading

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3 Reasons to drink the CrossFit KoolAid

Looking at these pictures, I am reminded of why I love CrossFit. I can see the agony and determination on our faces. What’s more difficult to see is the the elation. This was one of the most fun and challenging … Continue reading

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Sitting: public enemy #1

Bias notwithstanding, my mom is pretty amazing. She plays tennis like I CrossFit…as much as possible. About 6 months ago she started having low back pain, which migrated into her hip, then through her glute and down her leg. It … Continue reading

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Your own worst enemy

We all have secrets. Things that we have discovered about ourselves and want to keep hidden. Things we prefer to gloss over or cover up. Things that make us over compensate, or doubt ourselves, or hate ourselves even. I have … Continue reading

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Break up with your scale: my beef with The Biggest Loser

Chances are by now you’ve heard about the “surprising” appearance and percentage of body weight lost by the most recent winner of The Biggest Loser. Rachel Frederickson, lost almost 60% of her body weight in only five months. The trainers … Continue reading

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Looking for fitness in all the wrong places

Recently I asked a friend what they thought I should blog about. “Sex” was the answer. I laughed. All I could think was fitness is more than looking good naked. If that is your only motivation to get fit, you … Continue reading

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