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A Short Cut to Nowhere

Lately, I’ve had several people ask me about losing weight in specific areas of the body; the post baby belly, the under arm flab and “banana roll” between the buttocks and hamstring. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it … Continue reading

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Bring Your Exercise Journal to the Best Health Clubs in Baltimore

    If you keep meaning to work out but you’re still sitting on the couch, you may want to get yourself an exercise journal to bring to the best health clubs in Baltimore. It’s a simple and surefire resource for staying … Continue reading

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Four Reasons To Work Out At A Gym

Many people prefer to work out at their home. They don’t want to embarrass themselves because they are out of shape. They don’t want to sweat (quickly) in front of others. They might be intimidated by the many machines and … Continue reading

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Nutrition and Strength Training Goals: A Woman’s Perspective

Last night was our last free Women & Weights seminar. We ended our six week seminar with a discussion on nutrition. I wanted it to be a positive discussion. So many people, women in particular, struggle with their body image … Continue reading

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Broccoli Parmesan Fritters

I don’t know about you, but I hate wasting food. I love fresh broccoli and I always feel guilty when I pitch out a large stem or two. Well, feel guilty no more, friends. You can save your unused broccoli … Continue reading

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5 Reasons Women Need to Squat More

Despite the snow last week, we still had intrepid ladies turn out for the Women and Weights upper body seminar. This week we hammered squat mechanics and practiced many progressions and variations of the squat. However, we didn’t have quite … Continue reading

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Women and Weights Week 2: Upper Body

Week one of Women and Weights is in the books. Last week we discussed the core, it’s importance in injury prevention and exactly what it feels like to engage your core. Then we went over several different exercises that test … Continue reading

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10 Reasons Ladies Should Lift

A funny thing happened a few years ago when I started strength training more seriously; a paradigm shift occurred. I realized I had starting thinking of my workouts as punishment. It wasn’t always that way, but some time after college … Continue reading

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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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