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Time vs. Distance: Which is the Better Way to Train?

Posted by Five Seasons Family Sports Club on 3/23/17 9:00 AM

Should you run for time or distance? Which method is a more effective way to train? Without a doubt, there are die-hard fans in both camps, but the important thing to remember is that what works well for one runner might be the undoing of another. In the spirit of fairness, we're going to discuss the benefits and drawbacks of each approach, so that you can decide which one best fits your training style. 

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Topics: Fitness

Spring Cleaning: Gym Bag Edition

Posted by Five Seasons Family Sports Club on 3/21/17 9:00 AM

 

As we say our goodbyes to winter, it's customary to start thinking about cleaning up those not-so-often-cleaned areas of our home, but keep in mind that your gym bag might need some spring cleaning as well! Below are six simple tips you can keep in mind to give your gym bag a nice spring cleaning makeover. 

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Topics: Fitness, Healthy Living

Tips for Staying Healthy While Transitioning from Indoor to Outdoor Tennis

Posted by Five Seasons Family Sports Club on 3/16/17 9:00 AM

With spring making its glorious debut and the weather beginning to warm up nicely, it's only natural for tennis enthusiasts to get excited about playing tennis outdoors again. Unfortunately, many tennis players underestimate the importance of taking the proper precautions while transitioning from indoor to outdoor play, which can leave them vulnerable to unwelcome injuries. Below are some handy tips you can use to stay healthy while you're transitioning from indoor to outdoor tennis. 

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Topics: Tennis

Tips for Transitioning to Outdoor Running

Posted by Five Seasons Family Sports Club on 3/14/17 9:00 AM

Perhaps you've been grinding it out on the treadmill all winter, but with warmer weather emerging, you're ready to try your hand at some outdoor running. This transition can be a little trickier than you think, as there are several conveniences to running indoors that you simply won't have when you hit the pavement. With treadmill running (or running on an indoor track), there's a lot more predictability, not to mention the perks of exercising in a controlled environment (e.g., TV monitors, towels, easy access to a water cooler, etc.). This doesn't make outdoor running any less awesome, though -- after all, there's nothing quite like going for a nice run while breathing fresh air and enjoying the natural beauty of the outdoors. Below are some tips to keep in mind that will help make your transition to outdoor running as smooth as possible.

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Topics: Fitness

Matcha: What is it and why’s Everyone Talking about It?

Posted by Five Seasons Family Sports Club on 3/9/17 9:00 AM

Perhaps you've heard of matcha, the uber-popular green tea beverage with a reputation for providing a laundry list of fantastic health benefits. So what exactly is it, and why is everyone talking about it? Below are some key facts regarding this burgeoning drink obsession.

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Topics: Healthy Living

4 Exercises for Stronger Wrists

Posted by Five Seasons Family Sports Club on 3/7/17 9:00 AM

Wrist strength is an area of physical fitness that often gets overlooked, but that doesn't mean that it's not important. Whether you want to improve your tennis serve or backhand, you need to know how to strengthen your wrists to make that happen. Below are four excellent exercises that will help you develop stronger wrists. 

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Topics: Tennis

What You Need to Know Before Your First Group Class

Posted by Five Seasons Family Sports Club on 3/2/17 9:00 AM

Perhaps you've been thinking about taking your first group fitness class, but you have a few hesitations. This is perfectly normal, especially if you're not a particularly outgoing person. If you feel a little intimidated about the whole group class thing, don't let it stop you – just keep the following tips in mind to help you properly prepare for your first group fitness class. 

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Topics: Fitness

5 Tips to Help you Maintain Your Happy Weight

Posted by Five Seasons Family Sports Club on 2/28/17 9:00 AM

Ah, the happy weight – that "sweet spot" on the fitness spectrum where you can maintain a realistic weight without obsessing over every calorie. Perhaps better known as your "ideal weight," your happy weight is the point at which you're not too chubby but not too thin either – in other words, you're at a weight that tends to support optimum health, and you feel pretty good about it, too. For many people, their happy weight has proven to be quite elusive, as it can easily be usurped by one too many ice cream sundaes or not enough trips to the gym. The good news, however, is that it's much easier to keep weight off than it is to shed pounds that you have gained. If you would like for your weight to stay in the "happy zone," below are some tips that will help you do just that. 

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Topics: Healthy Living

Move like a Pro with These Footwork Tips

Posted by Five Seasons Family Sports Club on 2/23/17 9:00 AM

Tennis pros such as Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic are what some would call "scary good" at their game, and much of it is due to their uncanny ability to move practically anywhere on the court in what seems like an instant. While many would attribute this skill to great anticipation – and that's definitely a part of it--what often goes unnoticed is how exceptional these players are at moving their feet. Great court coverage is connected to great footwork, and if you haven't yet mastered this part of your game, you will regularly find yourself in the wrong position at the wrong time, unable to return shots due to the ball being just out of your reach. If you would like to improve your tennis footwork (and who wouldn't?), try putting these tips into practice to help you start moving like a pro on the court. 

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Topics: Tennis

Can Swimming Help You Become a Better Runner?

Posted by Five Seasons Family Sports Club on 2/21/17 9:00 AM

Could the secret to better running be found in the swimming pool? According to many exercise experts, the answer is a resounding "yes." In fact, adding swimming to your cross-training regimen might just be the missing link that will help you run better, smoother and longer. Need proof? Below are some key points that explain how swimming can help you become a better runner. 

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