Shop from our Merlino Fitness equipment
and apparel store, our Ebay fitness close
out Store or our Advocare nutritional
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.
New Houston 5K/10K
Starts January 20th!
Kick off the new year with a bang as Coach Michael's new In Flight Running 5K/10K program launches on Tuesday January 20th. The 12 week program welcomes walkers and runners of all skill levels and get you trained up for a 5K or 10K goal race in mid April 2015. Whether you just want to get off the couch, run or walk your first race, return to the sport of running after a hiatus or improve your current 5K or 10K time this is the program for you.
Program includes 2 group workouts a week on Tuesday evenings and Saturday mornings, online training schedules accessible via a phone app, 10% discount at Fleet Feet sports, training dry fit T shirt, online video running video instruction series, coaches to help lead the way and all the team camaraderie you need to reach your finish line.
Be one of the first 30 to register before January 12th & get a free video gait analysis ($85 value) from Coach Michael Merlino and start the program a week sooner on January 13th..
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
Merlino Fitness, we feel that we have
something to offer everyone; a variety
of products and services to help you
reach your fitness goals and stick to
your program. We have trained a wide
range of clients from weight loss to
Ironman competitors, teenagers to seniors
and people from all walks of life. We
know you have many wellness professionals
from, so we offer quality-training programs
from certified and experienced fitness
professionals. You and your goals are
always priority number one. We roll up
our sleeves, use a "team approach” and
give you the instruction you need to
get the most out of your workouts and
nutrition plan. Check out our various
fitness and nutrition services below.
you overweight and have decided to get
in shape once and for all? Are you having
a tough time starting or sticking to
your exercise program? Do you feel like
you are not getting the most out of the
limited time you have to exercise and
stay in shape? Are you an athlete looking
to improve your strength, speed, quickness
and agility? Then we invite you to train
and learn with us. Get started today
by clicking on the link below or submitting
our new client questionnaire.
matter what your fitness and nutrition
goals may be, approaching a plan
without a blueprint can be self-defeating.
Before you hit the training floor,
it is important to discuss and formulate
a plan that is realistic for your
lifestyle and maximizes your chance
of reaching your goals.
and Nutrition Consultation arms you with that
success plan. After filling out our comprehensive New
Nutrition Questionnaire, we have all of the information
that is necessary to design your plan. Certified Professional
Fitness Trainer, Michael
Merlino, reviews and analyzes your
questions, formulates your plan and presents it to you in
this 1 ½ hour consultation. We focus on all aspects
of getting fit; cardiovascular fitness, resistance training,
flexibility, rehabilitation and nutrition.
your current physical state of health
is very important in determining your
fitness goals and strengthening weak
links in the body. Our fitness assessment
services determine your current
and endurance, cardiovascular health,
flexibility and posture. Knowing where
you are strong and more importantly,
where weak links lie, is invaluable
in designing a fitness program that is
right for you.
find out literally what you are made
of with our body composition services.
Before you embark on a training program
it is important to get baseline measurements
of total inches and body fat percentage
so we can measure your results later
to determine what you have accomplished
and reset goals if needed.
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
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, improved 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, or cyclist.
you train at home or your local gym,
we can put together a written exercise
plan specific to your goals. Our workout
plans include an exercise summary, detailed
information on sets and reps, what muscle
groups to work on which days and a weekly
workout calendar highlighting weight
training, cardiovascular training and
cross training recommendations. We also
give you a personalized summary of what
you need to focus on to maintain your
plan and reach your goals.
core business is getting you in shape!
Merlino Fitness spends the majority
time coaching clients on weight training
and how to efficiently and safely build
muscle and lose body fat. Normally
a session is 60 minutes of resistance
training using a variety of equipment.
We also offer Bowflex training, running
coaching, exercise rehabilitation,
nutritional guidance and phone consulting.
Whether you live in the greater Houston
area or the other side of the world,
we have a fitness solution for you!
Train in a gym environment at the Downtown
YMCA, in our private studio or in your
own home or office (inside the 610
Loop only). For those outside of Houston
we offer phone or Internet-based
voice chat consultations.
offer a variety of seminars on
weight management, nutrition,
weight training, cardiovascular
fitness and various wellness
topics. Merlino Fitness can easily
customize a seminar specifically
for your group, department or
business and include wellness
and fitness professionals from
our Advisory Board for a well-rounded
program. Have fun and cut through
the confusion and myths for realistic
messages about living a balanced
and healthy lifestyle.
weight training workshops are
an affordable way to quickly
arm you with the tools you need
to be successful. Learn proper
weight training techniques,
how to design your own weight
training program and how to
get the most out of your fitness
program. Look for more hands-on
workshops coming your way this
year. Sign up for our next workshop
today. Check out the link below
for our upcoming workshop schedule.