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WEIGHT TRAINING: When you lift weights, not only do you burn calories during the weight training session, but you also burn calories for up to an hour afterward.

This is because your muscle fibers get microscopically torn during the workout and your body has to help them recover and rebuild when you’re done lifting. The amount your muscles tear depends on how long and hard you workout, on the specific types of exercises you do and your technique.

The longer and harder you workout, the more your muscles will tear and thus, the more calories you’ll burn. You’ll burn approximately 50 calories per day for every pound of muscle on your body.

If you do exercises with the proper technique, you’ll most likely work the muscles you’re supposed to be working.

If you use improper technique, you’ll probably bypass working the muscles you’re supposed to be working, which are more likely than not, weaker than the muscles your improper technique is causing you to work. Improper technique can also cause you to get hurt, because it’s not the PROPER technique.

In short, using the proper technique will prevent you from getting hurt and also help you strengthen weaker muscles.

Also, remember that if all areas of your body are strong, you’re less likely to get hurt. Muscles protect your skeletal structure, prevent ankle rolls and throwing out your back and help assuage chronic pain!

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  • I feel stronger, fitter, healthier and happier all thanks to Meryl. After suffering a shoulder injury and falling off the fitness wagon, I needed help and thankfully found Meryl. She makes working out fun, but be ready to work hard and push yourself. She also goes above and beyond with affirmations and eating plans to train you body, mind and spirit. I've learned a lot in a short amount of time and will carry on the tools she gave me. Highly recommend!!!!!!
    Claire M. (June 4, 2017)
  • Great experience and great results!
    Whitney M. (April 1, 2017)
  • Meryl is the best trainer ever! She helped me lose 2% body fat in just 30 days! It was great to work with her as all of her workouts are fun and dynamic in nature. I highly recommend working with her for any of your personal fitness goals!
    Erica G. (July 21, 2017)
  • I've worked with excellent trainers before, so I know when somebody knows her stuff. Meryl had a plan from day one, and is relentless in helping me implement it. She's also a fierce advocate for me on days when I'm not feeling able to give my best. I've a long way to go before I get to the "destination", but I have no doubt about Meryl's ability to help me get there. Training sessions are fun, varied, and tough in exactly the way they should be. I've made tangible gains in two months and feel better than I have in years.
    Shawn F. (September 12, 2016)
  • Working with meryl has been a joy! I am by no means an athlete or a health nut. I'd sit forever and live off donuts if i could (I probably have at times). I was waaaay off the fitness wagon when I started with meryl but she has gotten me on track! It's actually fun to work out now ( close to fun as it will ever be for a person who loves to lounge as much as I do). I'm on my second leg of training and I have had amazing results in body fat percentage reduction, weight loss and overall fitness in just 2 months. I'm now motivated to keep my fitness goals going and her training has been instrumental in getting me to this place. She's also fantastic at working with people with injuries. Highly recommended!
    Amy S. (September 9, 2016)
  • Meryl is the absolute best! She is always prepared when I arrive for my workouts and makes me feel totally comfortable. Also, she is quick to respond to any questions I have regarding my nutrition plan throughout the week. I always look forward to my sessions with her! Would definitely recommend!
    Tory T. (April 6, 2016)
  • Meryl is a great trainer. She is very skilled and enthusiastic. She takes time to really get to know her clients and their desires and goals. Based on her client's expectations, Meryl tailors every session towards helping her clients achieve their wishes. She pushes you to perfection and is there every step of the way even when you are not in session with her! Meryl is an absolute pleasure and I would highly recommend her to anyone!
    Diane C. (March 29, 2016)
  • I'm so lucky to have found Meryl! She makes me enjoy working out and eating healthy. I look forward to every training session!
    Whitney W. (February 10, 2017)
  • Her training is very effective and she is so disciplined, but the training is not boring at the same time. I have been training with for almost 4 month and I have much progress with my muscle strength. Don't hesitate to contact her to be her future client and you will not regret it! She's very awesome!!!
    Mohammad D. (February 7, 2017)
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CARDIO: Running, swimming, cycling, walking or any form of cardio boosts self-confidence immediately after it’s done. That sense of completion and accomplishment of something difficult makes you feel TERRIFIC!

Cardiovascular exercise releases endorphins, which decreases stress, anxiety and depression. It also strengthens your heart, which means it can pump more blood through your body and to your muscles with fewer beats. Your body’s efficiency and endurance increases if there’s more blood pumping throughout your body. Your lungs and immune system also benefit from cardio training.

If you hop on a treadmill, your lungs will be able to process more oxygen with less effort and your body will become more resistant to illnesses like the cold and flu. Cardio also increases stamina, reduces fatigue, increases life span and reduces chances of heart disease, high blood pressure, stroke, diabetes and some types of cancer.

Lastly, cardio enhances your body’s ability to deliver oxygen to your muscles, which makes you a better, stronger weight lifter. I recommend starting an exercise program that combines cardio and strength training. A way to achieve this would be to lift weights on

Monday, Wednesday and Friday and do cardio on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday every week, and take a rest day on Sunday. You can either work one body part during each weight lift or you can do a combination of a few different body parts, just make sure you wait at least two days to work that body part again.

If you’re interested in investing in some of your own fitness equipment, I recommend LIVE STRONG FITNESS, 3GCardio, Dazadi, Smooth Fitness and Worldwide Sport Supply.

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