Megan Merchant's blog

5 Ways to be Your Own Personal Trainer

www.meganmerchant.comYou may be having trouble finding time to exercise much less hire and pay for sessions with a trainer at a different location.  Here are tips to help you progress while working out on your own:

How to Become a Group Fitness Instructor

www.meganmerchant.comEvery one benefits from a few inside tips before starting a new job.  Here's the list for becoming a GREAT Group Exercise Instructor, and these are my own memories starting out.

Tips for New Group Exercise Participants

www.meganmerchant.comExercise shoppers!  Here are some tips to bring you a successful exercise class experience:Research in Advance:  Just like buying a car, you don’t want to drive one off the lot with no outside information.  Research class prices and locations by asking friends and coworkers for recommendations.  Read up on various exercises techniques and styles online to help you prepare and find a certified instructor.

Inside: An ART Chiropractor

www.meganmerchant.comIt came to my attention on Facebook that a relative of mine opened a Chiropractic office!  So I invited him to tell us more about his specialty:

Sharing Goals (and Bumps) from 2010

www.meganmerchant.comSome things to remember from a year come and gone...

Freaky Exercise Symptoms! Am I Normal?

www.meganmerchant.comRed face, dizzy head, shaking muscles: these are some common experiences during intense exercise that make you wonder, “What is happening and what should I do next?”

Inside Fitness Conventions: Tips and Secrets

www.meganmerchant.comThere is no greater experience for fitness professionals than attending a Live Event!  Fitness conventions, conferences, and symposiums are the best way to meet your mentors and be revitalized while renewing your certifications.  If you are operating on a low budget or attending for the first time, here are some tips I’ve learned along the way:

Loud Demands from a Smashed Toe

www.meganmerchant.comYesterday I had my two nephews (3 and 1) along with my girls (5 and 2) for a few hours of fun.So when I heard a crash, I can easily say I did not see what happened.  But I scooped up the injury victim, my 2 year old, and asked where it hurt and if she was going to be alright.

BOSU Fun for Adults and Kids

www.meganmerchant.comWhen I saw a post on LinkedIn from a trainer about his passion for getting kids to join adults in their workouts, combined with his love of the BOSU, I asked if he would send me his favorite kid and parent BOSU exercises to share with you!  Great for ages 4 and up, enjoy demonstrating these moves to your kids and let them hold your hand when they need additional balance:

Inside: Megan's Fitness Story

www.meganmerchant.comI notice fitness professionals at the gym, buff trainers on television, and athletes jogging sidewalks in my neighborhood.  For each active person I always wonder, "How does THAT person keep going?"  My sister asked me over the weekend, "Megan, why don't you share what keeps you going?"So here is my short story.
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