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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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Avoid These Common Salad Toppings for a Healthier Meal

Posted by Five Seasons Family Sports Club on 2/16/17 9:00 AM

So you've put together a lovely salad full of veggie-laden goodness, and now you're ready to finish it off with some flavorful toppings. Well, not so fast – you might want to think twice about the types of toppings you're going to choose, as they can add a whole lot of unwanted calories to your salad. Below are some of the most infamous salad toppings to avoid if you want to ensure a healthier meal. 

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Topics: Healthy Living

6 Tips to Train like a Tennis Pro

Posted by Five Seasons Family Sports Club on 2/14/17 9:00 AM

You can't help but admire the strength, agility and all-around physical fitness of professional athletes. For obvious reasons, they have to stay in the best shape possible, which means that their training regimens must be top-notch as well. If you're looking to take your physical fitness to the next level, below are 6 tried-and-true tips to help you train like a pro. 

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Topics: Tennis

Get the Most Out of Spinning with These Helpful Tips

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

Indoor cycling is a fun, challenging and invigorating form of exercise, but there are quite a few things you should keep in mind in order to maximize your ride. Below are some handy tips to help you get the most out of your spinning workout. 

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Topics: Fitness

Can't Sleep? Try Adding These Foods to Your Diet

Posted by Five Seasons Family Sports Club on 2/7/17 9:00 AM

Have you been having trouble sleeping? If it's any consolation, you're not alone  in fact, according to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, more than 40 million Americans suffer from various sleep-related disorders. Believe it or not, the answer to your sleep issues just might be found on your dinner plate! Consider adding these foods to your diet in order to increase your chances of getting some quality shuteye. 

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Topics: Healthy Living

Tips for Eating Clean Without Breaking the Bank

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

Few of us would argue that eating clean is much better for your body than having a diet full of processed foods, but for many of us, the cost of buying organic foods seems a little outlandish. Believe it or not, it is entirely possible to eat clean, all-natural, organic foods without breaking the bank; below are some handy tips that will show you how to do just that. 

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4 Gadgets to Improve Your Tennis Game

Posted by Five Seasons Family Sports Club on 1/31/17 9:00 AM

Are you struggling to take your tennis game to the next level? Has your "game, set, match" become "game, set, botch?" If so, take heart: Technology is now on your side. Below are 4 handy tennis-focused tech gadgets that will help you improve your game.

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Topics: Tennis

12 Clever Ways to Reuse Your Old Yoga Mat

Posted by Five Seasons Family Sports Club on 1/26/17 9:00 AM

If your old yoga mat has seen one too many downward dogs, it may be time to retire your beleaguered rectangular friend in favor of a new one. So what should you do with the old mat? In the spirit of creative repurposing, consider the following 12 ways to reuse your yoga mat for ultimate upcycling glory. 

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Topics: Fitness, Healthy Living

6 Protein Rich Snack Recipes to Get You through the Day

Posted by Five Seasons Family Sports Club on 1/24/17 9:00 AM

Protein is one of the essential building blocks of life; indeed, you can't live without it. As a critical "macronutrient," protein is found in every cell of your body, and it plays a vital role in the formation of bones, muscles, blood, skin, and cartilage. As you can imagine, it's important to make sure that you're getting enough protein every day, but many times this is easier said than done. Keep in mind that unlike carbohydrates and fats, protein is not stored in the body, so you constantly have to replenish your "protein stock" in order to keep everything on the up-and-up. If you're looking for ways to add more protein to your diet, below are 6 protein-rich snack recipes to help you get through the day.

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Topics: Healthy Living