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Arts and Attractions: Gym( Karl Merton Ferron, Baltimore Sun photo / September 29, 2011 )
Merritt Athletic Club
Various locations, 800-639-7427, merrittclubs.com
Merritt Athletic Club eschews the label "gym" for "lifestyle center" when describing its 10 locations in the Baltimore area. Amenities include yoga classes, trainers, 18-foot water slides, pool bars, lazy rivers and, of course, cardio and weight rooms. "Our Number One focus," said Marketing Director Donyel Cerceo, "is to be the best part of our customer's day."
-- Jaclyn Peiser