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RMR, VO2 Max &
you are looking to loose weight or increase peformance, metabolic
testing can help you reach your goals. Our resting metabolic
rate tests rates your metabolism and gives you a gauge of how
many calories per day that you need to maintain or lose weight.
Our VO2 - anaerobic threshold tests let you know your true heart
rate zones to get the most out of your fat burning ability while
you do your cardio workouts. Runners and cyclists can also take
their sport and racing to the next level by getting heart rate
zones to help with realistic heart rate training goals. Check
out the links below for more info about both tests and call
us at 713-523-2577 if you have questions about testing and how
it can benefit your fitness goals.
up to 50% on select Harbinger men's and women's weight
training and workout gloves.
Inflatable Fitness Balls
fitness balls from Harbinger, Theraband and TKO. Great for abdominal
and core body strengthening.
great alternative to traditional weights, these water-filled
rubber balls are great for training core body.
rollers are hot and a great way to apply your own myofacial
massage. They can also be used for balance, stability and core
body training. Check our our full line of foam roller and rehab
low back and trunk while performing those heavier lifts. We
offer a wide selection from Harbinger Fitness.
duty gloves for the serious lifter. Available in wrist wrap
and non wrist wrap styles.
camps are hot but Michael has been busy designing his own version
of outdoor exercise. No army fatigues and screaming in your
face while wallowing in the mud here. Just challenging and safe
workouts for all fitness levels that will make you fall in love
with playing outside again. Each workout involves resistance
training and cardio conditioning to get you in shape quick and
wondering why you haven't done this stuff since you were 8 years
wrist support with our wide selection of weight lifting straps
from Harbinger and Grizzly.
from painful nipple abrasion. A must have product for male runners.
Don't run your next long run or race without them.
Run Fast by
you are a beginner road racer or shooting for a new personal
best, this book does a great job of breaking down training schedules
and drills to run smarter and prepare for race day. More
Spring is here and summer is just around the corner. Kick your fitness plan into gear with professional personal
fitness training from Merlino Fitness. One one one and group training is available in our private fitness studio close to River Oaks & Downtown Houston, your home or office or the wide open spaces of Houston's inner loop city parks. We offer a wide variety of training programs and services to fit your budget and busy lifestyle. For more info on our complete menu of fitness services scroll down. Have questions about our programs? Call us
at 713-523-2577 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Group Outdoor Fitness Training
"Out Fit Houston"
Boot Camp Style Resistance Training Classes
Not A Gym Rat? Then Take It Outside & Get Fast Results Get Professional Training at 1/5 The Cost Of One On One Training Online Registration Now Open For June Round Of Classes!
Outdoor boot camps are hot but Houston personal fitness trainer and running coach, Michael Merlino, has been busy designing his own version of outdoor exercise. No army fatigues and screaming in your face while wallowing in the mud here. No "gimmicky", over-hyphed exercises that will put you in the doctor's office. Just challenging and safe strength training and muscle-building workouts for all fitness levels that will make you fall in love with playing outside again. Each workout involves resistance training and cardio conditioning to get you in shape and build muscle fast. Classes are limited to 16 participants each so you don't get lost in the crowd and receive the quality instruction you need to succeed. Choose from packages that allow you to train in the AM or PM once, once, twice or three or more times each week. If you are not in the best shape don't worry. Each class is designed to accomodate a beginner, intermediate and advanced track so you can start easy and upgrade the dificulty of your workouts as you prove your readiness. For those already in shape we can easily help you take it to the next level. More Info & On-line Registration
Train One On One Personalized & Private Fitness Training
Work one on one with Michael at his private studio, your apartment or condo's gym facility or in the privacy of your own Houston home or office (inside and adjacent to 610 Loop only) Both one hour and half hour sessions are available. Each session is both a workout and instructional in nature as Michael teaches proper form and technique of all the exercises on your personalized workout plan. In his over 15 years of experience in the fitness industry Michael has worked with a wide variety of clients at every fitness level and age. Whether you need to lose weight, increase strength, re-gain your health, rehab from an injury, increase your athletic performance or improve your sport Merlino Fitness can help! More Info Fill Out & Submit Our Client Questionnaire With This Service Purchase On-line
Train With A Buddy Share Sessions With A Friend & Save The buddy system works in life and in fitness. Train with a buddy, co-worker our significant other during these more affordable one hour workouts. Great, free wheeling workouts that coach you on how to get the most out of each exercise, set and rep. Sessions are available at our private studio, your home or office or most City of Houston Parks inside the 610 Loop.
Fitness & Nutrition
Your Plan For Success & It's Always Free!
wasn't built in a day and without a plan. You
certainly can't expect to get results without
your own blueprint for success. Fill out our fitness
and nutrition questionnaire below and we put a
plan together for you and present it during this
free 1 hour session. We cover the basics of weight
training, cardio and nutritional recommendations.
At the end of the session we review the training
programs and services we offer. Then you choose
a program that best fits your budget, schedule and lifestyle. More Info Here - Don't Order It Because It's Now Free! Fill Out & Submit Our Client Questionnaire With This Service
VO2 Max - Anaerobic Threshold - Resting Metabolic Rate (RMR) These medical grade tests determine each individual's daily caloric needs and unique heart rate training zones to work out more efficiently, burn fat, build muscle and improve performance. From the couch potato to the elite athlete these tests give you a much clearer picture of what needs to be done in the gym and at the dinner table every day to lose, maintain or gain weight.
Body Fat Percent & Total Inches Measurements It is always smart to get your baseline measurements completed before starting a new exercise program so you can measure results down the road and make the necessary adjustments along the way to get results. Michael does a 9 site body fat with calipers and 16 site circumference measurements with a measuring tape. Then he loads it all in a spreadsheet and spends some time reviewing your results and setting goals.
Advocare Nutritional Supplementation
FREE 30 Minute Consultation
Helps Design Your Personal Plan
all nutritional supplements are created equal.
We highly recommend Advocare supplements which
are one of the most effective and safest nutritional
supplement product lines on the market. Just fill
out our fitness & nutrition questionnaire
and we will call you to book your free 30 minute
consultation to design a supplementation plan
that will get you great results.
Marathon & Half Marathon Training Program-
In Flight Running
Register Now For The 2013-14 Training Season Don't
train alone! Take your running to new heights
with group coaching from In Flight Running. Get
great coaching from head coaches Michael Merlino
and Duval Ruiz who live and breath the sport of
running. In Flight head coaches have been coaching
runners over 13 years and know what it takes to
get you to the finish line or getting that new
personal best. In Flight Running trains and prepares
local Houston runners for the Houston Marathon & Half Marathon and other fall and winter
races nation-wide. Choose your race and we will
get you ready to earn that medal!. More Info Purchase On-line
Want To Learn More About Houston Trainer Michael
know you have many fitness programs to choose
from in the Greater Houston area. We offer a wide
variety of training and programs that fit your
budget and busy life. Michael's training style
is fun, professional, goal based and results driven.
References are always available from those who
have benefitted from our programs over the past
12 years. Here are a few reasons why Michael may
be a good "fit" for you.
Discuss Fitness & Nutrition Issues On-line
Like Michael's FaceBook page and tune in for the latest discussions
on fitness and nutrition. Chime in and ask your
own fitness and nutrition questions from a certified
trainer and marathon coach with 16 years of experience
training clients and coaching runners and marathoners.
Michael's New Fitness & Nutrition Blog Houston
Personal Fitness Trainer, Michael Merlino, offers
a fresh brew of fitness and nutrition thoughts
at his new fitness blog, "Fitness Latte".
Tune in for his takes on the latest in fitness
and feel free to reply to his posts to get some
on-line discussion going. Michael is always looking
for some new new material to write or comment
about so stop by, check out some posts and let
us know what is on your mind.
Michael's New Running Blog Houston
Marathon Coach, Michael Merlino, shares and discusses
the sport of running, road racing, half marathon
and marathon training. Every runner is welcome
here as he offer training tips, discusses and
review local and national races and provides other
resources to help improve your running. In
Flight Running is also Michael's
Houston based marathon and half marathon coaching
two simple tests, which last 30-40
minutes combined, we can determine
your unique metabolic profile.
These tests are routinely done
on Olympic and professional athletes
although everyday people can benefit
greatly from them also. Using
the results from your Resting
Metabolic Rate (RMR) test
and your VO2/Anaerobic
Threshold test, you can train
scientifically, knowing exactly
how many calories per day and
how intense you need to work to
achieve the goal you want. Whether
you are looking to lose weight,
improve your cardio fitness, decrease
your body fat, or run or cycle
faster, these tests can help take
you to the next level. Training
without your true numbers is like
training in the dark, regardless
of your fitness goals. These tests
are appropriate for all levels
of fitness enthusiasts, from the
beginning exerciser, to the marathoner,
Fitness Health & Wellness
Director and RN, Christina
Merlino, discussions hypothyroid
disorder and how exercise
can counter-act many of the
risk factors that are caused
by this common ailment. more
Fitness Health & Wellness
Director and RN, Christina
Merlino, discussions Osteoperosis;
What it is and how you can
prevent it. more
Your Own Weight Training Workout
professional fitness trainer,
Michael Merlino, shows you how
to design your own weight training
program by muscle group. more
Classics from our fitness and
nutrition vault. more
are a great exercise for
the back muscles but avoid
pulling the bar behind the
head. Pull the bar down in
front of the body toward
the collar bone and with
the bar just below your chin.
Pulling the bar behind the
head puts undue stress on
the shoulders and rotator
Do you have
lower leg pain or shin splints
from running? Running on
hard surfaces, worn out running
shoes and weak calf muscles
could be the culprit. Try
running on soft trails, buying
a new pair of running shoes
or adding calf exercises
to your weight training routine.
A great way
to make sure you are staying
in your aerobic fat-burning
range is the talk test. If
you cannot comfortably carry
on a conversation with your
walking partner you probably
need to bring down the intensity
to assure yourself that you
are burning fat.
A great way
to make sure you are burning
fat during cardio sessions
is knowing your anaerobic
threshold or where your heart
rate zone needs to be to
burn fat stores. Find a gym
or fitness center that offers
anaerobic/VO2 testing. Merlino
Fitness offers anaerobic
threshold testing every month.
Check out the link below
for more details. Merlino
Fitness Metabolic Testing
to Weight Loss
If you are
trying to drop weight make
sure you incorporate the
following to get you on your
way. Drink lots of water,
don't skip meals (especially
breakfast), do not eat late
night meals or snacks after
7 or 8 pm and build as much
activity into your everyday
life as you can. Michael
also recommends joining weight
watchers to anyone trying
to lose weight and keep it
off long term.
For busy lifestyles
nutritional supplements may
be a good idea to fill the
gaps that most of us have
in our diet. Many Americians
are not even getting the recomended
daily allowances of important
nutrients through the food
they eat. Merlino Fitness
highly recommends nutritional
supplementation to improve
health and performance as
long as products are safe
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