Five Seasons Family Sports Club Blog

Workout Myth Busting: Does Foam Rolling Really Work?

Posted by Five Seasons Family Sports Club on 12/9/16 3:25 PM

You were killing it in the gym yesterday, but now your body is killing you - tight, stiff, and sore. You may have heard about foam rolling as a way to help remedy the problem of sore muscles - as well as help you get rid of cellulite - but does it really work? Read on to find out.

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Topics: Fitness

7 Can't-Miss Gifts for a Healthy and Fit Christmas

Posted by Five Seasons Family Sports Club on 12/7/16 2:55 PM

Whether your list is full of fitness junkies or newbies, there are countless gadgets on the market from dozens of different brands that promise to revolutionize the way you work out. We've sorted through them for the best bets, so check out these can't-miss gifts to help that exercise enthusiast in your life have a healthy and fit Christmas. (And make sure these find a spot on your list, too!)

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The 5 Best Tennis Books to Cozy Up to This Winter

Posted by Five Seasons Family Sports Club on 11/30/16 7:52 PM

Now that the winter season is settling in, you're going to need some good tennis books to keep you occupied between those trips to the indoor court. Below are five of the best tennis books on the market to inform, entertain, and help you sharpen your game during the colder months.

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Topics: Tennis

After the Feast: Fresh Ideas to Get the Family Moving After Thanksgiving Dinner

Posted by Five Seasons Family Sports Club on 11/22/16 12:38 PM

We've all experienced it--the turkey has been devoured, the dressing and cranberry sauce have been annihilated, and the scant remnants of gravy-laden goodness are hardening on the plates that rest on your Thanksgiving table. Everyone is full and happy, and then the inevitable post-feast lethargy begins to set in. You know that with all of the calories your family just consumed, it would be much better to get a little exercise than to just lay around and do nothing, but what can you do? Use these fresh ideas to get the family moving after a hearty Turkey Day throwdown.

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Topics: Healthy Living

Set Up for Success: A Plan to Keep Your Diet on Track This Holiday Season

Posted by Five Seasons Family Sports Club on 11/17/16 10:10 AM

The fun and festivities of the holidays are beginning to ramp up, and while we all look forward to the joy that this special season brings, it also marks the time of year when it's easier than ever to blow your diet to smithereens. After all, you've got family gatherings, office parties and other holiday-related events to attend, and food temptations will abound in all of these scenarios.

So how can you keep your eating under control during this traditionally indulgent time? Try putting these key tactics into practice to help you keep your diet on track throughout the holiday season.

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Topics: Healthy Living

How to Get the Most Out of Every Personal Training Session

Posted by Five Seasons Family Sports Club on 11/15/16 7:39 AM

Working with a personal trainer is a great way to maximize your workout efforts and take your personal fitness to the next level. If you're going to invest your hard-earned money into personal training, be sure to keep the following tips in mind in order to get the most out of every session.

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Don't Wait for the New Year! Get Ready for the Holidays with this Workout Plan You Can Start Now

Posted by Five Seasons Family Sports Club on 11/10/16 7:48 AM

The holiday season is fast approaching, and for many of us, it brings a mixed bag of excitement and dread. While we're excited about spending time with family and friends, we dread the thought of having to battle the many food temptations that will inevitably befall us. So why not start now with a workout plan that will give your metabolism a good head start on all of those indulgent holiday dishes? Below is a simple yet effective workout plan that will help you keep your body in shape throughout the holiday season.

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How to Transition from Outdoor to Indoor Tennis This Winter

Posted by Five Seasons Family Sports Club on 11/8/16 9:20 AM

So you've made some great progress in your tennis game during the summer, and you've developed quite a feel for playing on outdoor courts--now here comes the cold weather, forcing you to play indoors. While it may seem like a simple transition at first, you might have a tough time adjusting your game to indoor court conditions. Balls are flying everywhere, your stroke mechanics seem a little off, and your sense of touch is all out of whack. What gives?

Does a simple change of location really make that much of a difference? Believe it or not, it does. In fact, when you change your playing environment, there are a multitude of small adjustments that need to be made in order for you to find your footing again on the tennis court. If you want to save yourself some frustration, keep the following tips in mind to help you transition from outdoor to indoor tennis this winter.

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Topics: Tennis

Fall-Back into Bed: How to Get the Most Out of a Good Night's Sleep

Posted by Five Seasons Family Sports Club on 11/4/16 9:14 AM

November 6th marks the end of Daylight Savings Time, where we "fall back" an hour. And if you're like most people, you get a little bit of satisfaction out of knowing that you can catch a few extra z's on Sunday morning.

While we all need sleep, hardly any of us get enough of it. Even if you are among the fortunate few who actually get the recommended eight or more hours of sleep a night, you can still feel like you're dragging through your day for some strange reason. So what gives?

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Topics: Healthy Living

4 Cookbooks That Will Change the Way You Think About Healthy Eating

Posted by Five Seasons Family Sports Club on 11/2/16 10:09 AM

In many people's minds, the idea of eating healthy food and actually enjoying it seems to be a contradiction. Fortunately, there are those among us who know how to turn healthy ingredients into flavorful culinary masterpieces. If you're ready to discover a realm of healthy eating beyond boring or underwhelming dishes, be sure to add these four healthy cookbooks to your library.

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Topics: Healthy Living