June Events

CELEBRATING PRIDE & EMANCIPATION

June is Pride Month and Merritt has chosen to support The PRIDE Center of Maryland with some fundraisers and events!

Plus, we’re celebrating Juneteenth too! Merritt will be hosting several events in solidarity with the Black community. These events will require a donation to any charity that resonates with you and that you feel best serves the Black community. Click here to see some of our team member’s favorite Black-led local charities.

PRIDE EVENTS

Rainbow Race

Starting JUNE 1

This year, Merritt is choosing to support The PRIDE Center of Maryland through a fundraising race! Help us reach our fundraising goal by creating your own fundraising page to share with friends/family/coworkers, or donate to someone else’s page. Thank you for supporting our LGBTQ+ members, staff, and allies.

PRIZE INFORMATION:
Prizes will get given out to the first person to reach these intervals:

  • 1st to raise $200 – Merritt tumbler, beanie & unisex tee
  • 1st to raise $300 – Merritt tote bag & towel
  • 1st to raise $400 – Merritt water bottle, stress ball & yoga mat
  • 1st to raise $500 – 10 LM Prep meals (valued at $150-$200)
  • Overall Winner – A Pride-themed gift basket with local goods and a $50 Target gift card
CLICK HERE TO DONATE OR CREATE FUNDRAISING PAGE

Pride Pet Photo Contest

JUNE 7 – 14

Submit a photo of your pet for our photo contest and enter to win a $50 gift card! Pets should be decked out in rainbow gear or celebrating Pride in some way. Photos will go up on Facebook on June 8 for people to like. The photo with the most likes is the winner, which will be announced June 14.

ALL SUBMISSIONS ARE DUE JUNE 7 AT 10AM.

PHOTO SUBMISSION WINDOW CLOSED

Tribe Pride Challenge

JUNE 12, 9:00AM

Bring your A-game to Canton’s Tribe Pride Challenge in support of The PRIDE Center of Maryland! This will be a TribeFIT challenge workout with optional mini-challenges.

TribeFIT is a high-intensity interval training program designed to help you move and perform like an athlete. Prizes will be given for first place finishers. Registration starts at 9:00AM, session begins at 9:30.

EVENT ENDED

Pride Silent Auction

JUNE 14 – 29

Merritt Clubs Buckingham is hosting a silent auction to benefit The PRIDE Center of Maryland. Just stop by the welcome desk to see the things you can bid on, including LM Prep Meals, Personal Training, Wellness Consultation and much more.

VISIT BUCKINGHAM

Pride Zumbathon

JUNE 18, 6:00PM

Join us for this amazing Pride Party with Homero Bayarena at the Eldersburg club! The Kona Ice Truck will be on site until 8:30PM.

EVENT ENDED

Pride Dance Party

JUNE 18, 6:15PM

Dance into the weekend at our Fort Avenue club with Merritt instructors Brian Rice, Adontae McCallum, Nathan Hendrix, and Amelia Luchey in support of The PRIDE Center of Maryland. Spend 75 minutes getting lost in the music with a mash-up of BODYJAM and Zumba. Participants in class will also enjoy happy hour pricing at LM Poolside after!

$10 donation for the class. Contact Amelia Luchey at aluchey@merrittclubs.com or 410.576.2004 for more info.

EVENT ENDED

Pride BODYJAM

(NEW DATE!) JUNE 25, 6:00PM

Join us for a Pride-themed BODYJAM class you’ll never forget at our White Marsh club on June 25 at 6:00PM.

EVENT ENDED

Pride Ride

JUNE 26, 10:30AM

Come kick your Saturday off with this amazing event from 10:30AM to 12:45PM at Merritt Canton. On top of the workout, we will have entertainment and commentary provided by local drag artists Venus Fastrada and Virya Shavasana! Additionally, we will have refreshments provided post-class from LM Poolside.

For 18 years old and up. $25 donation for the class. Contact Amelia Luchey at aluchey@merrittclubs.com or 410.576.2004 for more info.

EVENT ENDED

Pride Pump

JUNE 27, 10:30AM

Come join Amy Cohen and the crew at the Eldersburg club and wear your favorite pride attire or color of the rainbow for this heart-pumping, strength-building workout.

EVENT ENDED

JUNETEENTH EVENTS

Yoga Fundraiser

June 19, 8:00AM

Canton will be hosting an early morning yoga class on our rooftop to raise money in honor of Juneteenth. This 1 hour vinyasa class will be taught by instructor Jermain and is open to people in all skill levels of yoga. As part of this class, we ask for you to donate a minimum of $10 to a charity that resonates with you and how you feel best supports the Black community.

To Register:
1. Purchase a free ticket by clicking on the button below
2. Make a $10 donation or larger
3. Email a copy of your donation receipt to Leslie at lwarren@merrittclubs.com

EVENT ENDED

Virtual Zumba

JUNE 19, 9:30AM

Spend the morning in a calorie-burning dance fitness party with Zumba Instructors Brian and Adontae. Take the “work” out of workout, by mixing low-intensity and high intensity moves for this interval-style class. Once the Latin and World rhythms take over, you’ll see why Zumba® Fitness classes are often called exercise in disguise. As part of this class, we ask for you to donate a minimum of $10 to a charity that resonates with you and how you feel best supports the Black community.

To Register:
1. Purchase a free ticket by clicking on the button below
2. Make a $10 donation or larger
3. Email a copy of your donation receipt to Leslie at lwarren@merrittclubs.com.
4. You will receive a confirmation email with the link to join the class virtually at the bottom.

For more information, contact Amelia Luchey at aluchey@merrittclubs.com.

EVENT ENDED

Outdoor Group Fitness

JUNE 19

Join the Merritt Eldersburg Group Fitness team for a celebration with outdoor classes all morning. To participate in these classes, we ask for you to donate a minimum of $10 to a charity that resonates with you and how you feel best supports the Black community.

EVENT ENDED

WANT TO DO MORE WITH THE PRIDE CENTER OF MARYLAND?

CLICK HERE