John Mercer In The News

Profile: John Mercer

July 17, 2020
Finding the motivation to commute to a gym — not to mention working out when you get there — is a struggle. It’s time to take advantage of that little thing we do each time we run errands, park our cars, or take the stairs: walking. But can you actually lose weight with walking as your main form of exercise?
July 12, 2020
“Since COVID hit, I’ve been exercising outside. But in the heat, how can I stay cool while working out?”
April 7, 2020
In this Coronavirus quarantine, getting outside for any reason at all feels like a treasure. Since gyms and yoga studios are closed to maintain social distance (6 feet between you and others), going for walks or runs outdoors seems to be our only option if we want a little vitamin D with our cardio.
March 24, 2020
As local, state, and federal public health officials continue to urge social distancing as the best way to stay safe from the coronavirus pandemic, Americans across the country are hunkering down in their homes and finding ways to adjust to the new, albeit temporary, restrictions on daily life.
Authority Magazine
November 25, 2019
Since my research is focused on biomechanics and physiology of sports, I have had many unique opportunities related to sports.
Men's Journal
June 4, 2019
The greatest thing about running is how accessible it is. You don’t need a fancy gym membership or a lot of expensive gear to get involved. The only thing you really need is a good pair of sneakers. And if you’re going to go so far as to run a full marathon —26.2 miles, plus all the training miles you need to log to get there—you need a really good pair of shoes.
Runner's World
August 27, 2018
“The bleachers are on your right. The white line’s up ahead. Keep pushing!” Jennifer Conroyd calls out to me and the 30 or so other runners she’s coaching through an interval workout. We finish our hard effort, finally easing up when Conroyd prompts, “jog it out!”
Weight Watchers Canada
March 2, 2018
Whether you’re a running veteran or new to the game, having a solid pair of shoes is crucial to a successful and enjoyable workout.