Conference Blogs

Primal Movement Patterns

Traditional weight lifting practice urges you to design workouts based muscle group isolation.  Dumbbell curls for your biceps, bench press for your chest, crunches for your abdominals, etc.  Have you ever questioned the practicality of this workout style for YOU?  Well, what if I were to tell you that this methodology comes from the bodybuilding world.

Get Fit and Dance In May, New Mexico!

Check out these wonderful charitable fitness events, dance classes, and performances this April and May at www.meganmerchant.com.  All events below are located in Albuquerque unless stated otherwise. If you have a local event we missed, email me and we will add it to our post.  Let's get fit and dance, New Mexico!  

STRESS!!!!!!!! :)

Today is "Study Day" at UCA, which marks one special day of the semester when students will call/email/text to ask "When will you be in your office today.... I need to discuss my grade/talk to you about what I can do to get an A in your class....", to which I get to reply "I won't be in my office today."  Oh, the stress of being a student and/or a teacher (and/or ANYONE in the world today, really!)....

Exercise and Traveling or Moving....They Can Co-exhist!

It's PCS season again as we say in the military, or for you civilians...moving season. Each year at this time I prepare to say good-bye to clients who have become more like friends and family, than just clients.

21 Day Detox

 Hey Guys

Date Change; Celebrating National Pilates Day May 18, Pilates and Paddle Boarding in Malibu!

Come celebrate National Pilates Day with fun in the sun!  While the official day is May 4, we are celebrating in Malibu on Saturday May 18, 8-10am with 2 dynamic core activities; Pilates on the beach and Paddle Boarding.    Challenge yourself to move in new directions, while enjoying dynamic people, and building community in the spectacular outdoors.

DO YOU WANT TO SUCCED?

 Use my DP2 formula. Trust me, if you have these 4 on your side, you will not fail. 1. Determination ... Refuse to allow your limitations from achieving your desired outcome. 2 Perseverance Do the physical work required.. 3. Dedication Set aside time in your busy life to train, staying focused on your goal.

Dan's Story

 I have had the pleasure of working with many incredible people over the past 13 years as a personal trainer.  All of my clients have had something about them that was memorable to me.  For some of them, it was what they did for a living, for others it was where they came from, or how they got to be where they were.  I love to hear about peoples' lives and the experiences they have had.  

Get your Body ready for Summer!

 With work, kids, family and dogs taking up every last second of your time, you get the last remaining threads of minutes. By the time you have a few moments for yourself, you are too tired to go to the gym, or don't have a full hour to dedicate to exercise. The good news is you can maximize your time and effort with interval training. Interval training is a great way to get you bikini ready just in time for those beach days.