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50 Squats a Day

When I teach classes that have squats in them, and that’s pretty much most of the classes I teach, people will often come up to me afterwards (or before) and tell me they can’t squat. ...
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MS Won’t Stop Me from Being a Warrior

I remember the day exactly. It was St. Patrick’s Day 2010 and I was out with a group of friends. We had been drinking and enjoying ourselves. I started to notice when I would look ...
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Pump it Up

We’re kicking off one of my favorite times of year – Les Mills Launch Week (I might even argue that it’s better than Christmas)!  Each quarter we receive a new release with brand new music and ...
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Let’s Zumba for ALS

It’s that time of year…our #Zumbathon4ALS is back and better than ever! We’ve been posting information about our Zumbathon for a while now. It will be a great evening…the Baltimore Ravens cheerleaders will be there, Ravens ...
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Group Fitness: Unplugged

When was the last time you were able to go for any length of time without looking at your smartphone? An hour? Two hours? Ten minutes? Our electronic devices are an essential part of our ...
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Why You Need to Try a Group Fitness Class

Think group exercise classes are just loud music, fast movements, and mob-mentality? Think again. Group fitness offers social opportunities, mental health benefits, and psychological support. Safe and effective workouts in a fun and social environment, ...
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Diary of a Fitness Newbie: Don’t Stop Believing, Hold On To That Feeling

My loyal followers! Welcome to my last blog. (Don’t worry, there will be other blogs so you don’t have to collapse in a heap of misery.) Here’s what I’ve learned throughout my year-long process, including ...
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Why Group Fitness Beats Going Solo

Working out gives you more than just a nice figure for clothes. It improves your body’s health, raises your spirits and helps you reach emotional and mental wellness. Knowing these wonderous benefits doesn’t always propel ...
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Diary of a Fitness Newbie: A Seven Nation Army Couldn’t Hold Me Back

BODYCOMBAT timeeeeeeeee! Ok guys, I think I found my favorite class because this one is AWESOME! Maybe it’s just my personality that made me enjoy this class, because the idea that I am spending an ...
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Diary of a Fitness Newbie: Oh I Wanna Dance With Somebody

Holy dance moves Batman! Okay, so maybe BODYATTACK isn’t really dancing, at least presumably not compared to Zumba or BODYJAM. But it is still a very fast-paced choreographed routine that I was not great at. And when I ...
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Change it Up!

When was the last time you changed your fitness routine, stepped out of your comfort zone, tried a new class format or even participated in a group class?
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Diary of a Fitness Newbie: Turn Down For What?

This is a continuing blog series written by Merritt Clubs graphic designer Leslie Warren about her journey back into fitness. For the previous entry in this series, click here. I’m back!! If Yoga didn’t scare me, BODYFLOW ...
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