Time to Say Goodbye to 2020 and Hello to 2021 With Healthy Resolutions

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Time to Say Goodbye to 2020 and Hello to 2021!

December 29, 2020

As we’re ringing in the New Year, we hope that our residents here at 1305 Dock Street are creating resolutions and goals—it’s important to grow and achieve accomplishments, as you reflect upon yourself throughout the year.

If you’re looking to create healthy New Year’s resolutions, then look no further! We’re listing and linking various trainers, gyms, and healthy eating options throughout Baltimore below. Improving your lifestyle can decrease stress, increase satisfaction of life, and aid mental health.  

If 2020 taught us anything, it’s that staying healthy is more important than ever!

Ringing in the New Year with Baltimore’s Trainers

If you’re looking for personalized, stylized, and guided workout regimens, we recommend seeking out a personal trainer. Below are details on some of Baltimore’s best trainers and instructors: Tim Rider, Kelly Berger, and Marissa Walch. —

Meet Tim Rider

Tim Rider is a fitness coach specializing in weightlifting, as well as speed and agility training. He is best known for his “bootcamp” routines on Tuesday at 8:00 a.m., Thursday at 7:00 a.m., and Saturday at 8:00 a.m. at Locust Point’s Banner Field. If you’re interested, message Tim on Instagram @riderfitness.

Introducing Kelly Berger

Kelly Berger is a retired lacrosse gold medalist and creator of Resistance Fitness. Due to COVID-19, Kelly offers virtual training sessions, as well as barre workouts on Mondays and Wednesdays. For beginners, Resistance Fitness is offering a free 7-day trial. Afterwards, prices are $10/class, or $30/month with access to a library archive. If you’re interested, you can sign up for classes here.

Make sure to follow Kelly’s Instagram, @kelbelberger, for updates on everything fitness and her dog, Remy.

Check Out Marissa Walch

@marissawalch is a fitness and wellness coach, as well as a spin instructor and yoga teacher.

If interested, sign up for Marissa’s classes here. A typical weekly schedule looks like this:

Monday at 7:00 a.m. – Vinyasa Yoga via Zoom for 45 minutes, $8/class

Monday at 8:00 a.m. – Strength and Core Training with weights via Zoom for 30 minutes, $5/class

Tuesday at 6:30 a.m. – Vinyasa 2 Yoga via Zoom with YogaWorks  (YogaWorks is currently offering a 7-day free trial)

Wednesday at 7:00 a.m. – Vinyasa Yoga via Zoom for 45 minutes, $8/class

Wednesday at 8:30 a.m. – Strength and Core Training with weights via Zoom for 30 minutes, $5/class

Thursday at 6:30 a.m. – Vinyasa 2 Yoga via Zoom with YogaWorks

Saturday at 7:00 a.m. – Vinyasa 2 Yoga via Zoom with YogaWorks

To participate in classes, you need to Venmo Marissa @Marissa-Walch.

Marissa also has pre-recorded fitness videos on YouTube @Marissa Walch.

Fantastic Fitness Centers

If you’d like more control over your workout routines and regimens, we recommend trying one of Baltimore’s fantastic fitness centers, such as Reflex Functional Fitness, Merritt Clubs, and the MAC.

Reflex Functional Fitness

Reflex Functional Fitness members have access to their open gym, as well as individualized regimens, fitness class, and a sense of community and support. For beginners, Reflex is offering a 7-day free trial, as well as a free fitness class drop-in. Afterwards, an unlimited membership is at a deal price of $120/month. If you’re looking to join, submit a membership form here.

From January 1st until February 28th, Reflex is offering a New Year, New You 2-month resolution program. For $220, members will have access to unlimited virtual classes, as well as virtual check-ins for mindfulness.

Merritt Clubs

Merritt Clubs was voted Baltimore’s Best Gym, for their unrivaled open gym, equipment, training programs, one-on-one classes, and group fitness classes. If interested, view their membership plans here. Plans vary by location and we recommend joining their Downtown, Canton, or Fort Avenue gym.

For beginners, Merritt Clubs is offering a 3-day free trial. But, that’s not all. To accomplish your healthy New Year resolutions, Merritt Clubs is offering deals on their plans; if you join today, you can save $360 off of your membership.


Maryland’s Athletic Club has it all: mind and body studios, an open gym, virtual fitness classes, and virtual training sessions. If you join by December 31st, your membership will only cost $21. More information on their membership plans can be found here, as well as your 3-day free trial.

Nourish Your Mind and Body

Take care of your gastrointestinal and cardiovascular systems by aiding in digestion with healthier eating options. By nourishing your body, you are also feeding your mind and spirit.

LM Prep

Merritt Clubs is offering ready-made meals, for your nutrition and wellness goals. View their yummy menu here, with various bulk, keto, plant-based, organic, low carb, Mediterrean, and juice options.

LM Prep is seriously so simple and stress-free. All you have to do is visit their website, confirm the pick-up date and location, order your food, and then pick it up. Who knew eating healthy could be this easy? Heating instructions can be found here.

Johns Fit Meals

Johns Fit Meals serves delicious and nutritious food options, with organic and local ingredients. To get these pre-portioned meals, all you have to do is place an order here, then pick it up or have it delivered to your home! Johns Fit Meals also offers bulk meal preps, for your convenience.

Jimmy’s Famous Meals

Jimmy’s Famous Meals is, well, famous for their delectable meals and preps. And, if they sound familiar, that’s because they are. Jimmy’s Famous Meals is a sister company to the infamous restaurant, Jimmy’s Famous Seafood.

Jimmy’s Famous Meals offers sauces, snacks, specialty diets, and breakfast items, for your nutritional needs. All meals are customizable. For your convenience, JFM also delivers right to your door.

Stay Well

1305 residents—stay healthy and be kind to yourself in 2021. Here’s to a happy and healthy New Year.


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