Five Seasons Family Sports Club Blog

5 Reasons to Never Skip Warming Up

Wondering How Long You Should Wait to Work Out After Eating? Here's the Answer

6 Ways to Alleviate Pre-Match Jitters

Forget Tupperware, Try These Mason Jar Meals Instead

4 Ways to Maintain Your Routine Despite Injury

5 Tips for Maintaining Your Healthy Eating Habits No Matter the Occasion

Where to Start? From the Couch to the Tennis Court

Increase Your Endurance with These Tips

5 Detox Water Recipes to Try

What to Expect at Your First 5k

Healthy Tips for Getting the Kids Ready to Head Back to School

When to Add Strength Training to Your Child's Tennis Routine

5 Swimming Tips for Newbies

7 Refreshing Summer Salads

Sore? Best Stretches for Key Areas

Natural Remedies for Summertime Ailments

Attending a Professional Match: 10 Things You Need to Know

4 Dumbbell Exercises for a Total Body Workout

5 Ways to Jump Start Your Metabolism

Love: 5 Ways Playing Tennis Together Can Improve Your Relationship

Want to Run Faster? Try These Tips

Foods to Add to Your Diet to Help Fight Headaches

6 Ways to Keep Your Workout Routine on Vacation

Fire Up the Grill! 3 Healthy Recipes

The Secret to Winning in Doubles: Controlling the Net

SUP Yoga: What You Need to Know

6 Tips for Raising Active Kids

4 Keys to Stressing Less

3 Ways to Improve Your Defensive Backhand

Tone Your Glutes with These Yoga Moves

Eliminate Unwanted Calories from Your Favorite Sandwich

Are Your Strings Holding You Back?

Tips for Getting the Most Out of the Rowing Machine

Avocado: Should You Be Eating It More Often?

Get Back on the Court Faster with These Foam Roller Exercises

How to Avoid the Most Common Weight Training Injuries

5 Benefits of Turmeric

5 Plank Variations for a Stronger Core

Beat the Heat with These Healthy Popsicle Recipes

5 Ways to Create and Maintain Momentum during a Match

5 Reasons to Start Working Out with Your Better Half

4 Ways to Break Your Caffeine Addiction

Workout Myth Busting: Is Cardio the Key to Weight Loss?

Should You Start Drinking Kombucha?

6 Life Lessons Tennis Teaches Children

HIIT vs. LISS: What You Need to Know

Egg White vs. Egg Yolks: Which is Healthier?

Cardio Then Strength Training or Strength Training Then Cardio: Which is Better?

4 Breathing Exercises to Help You De-Stress

5 Tennis Elbow Exercises

4 Ways to Add a Kettlebell into Your Routine

Tips for Introducing Your Children to Running

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

Spring Cleaning: Gym Bag Edition

Tips for Staying Healthy While Transitioning from Indoor to Outdoor Tennis

Tips for Transitioning to Outdoor Running

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

4 Exercises for Stronger Wrists

What You Need to Know Before Your First Group Class

5 Tips to Help you Maintain Your Happy Weight

Move like a Pro with These Footwork Tips

Can Swimming Help You Become a Better Runner?

Avoid These Common Salad Toppings for a Healthier Meal

6 Tips to Train like a Tennis Pro

Get the Most Out of Spinning with These Helpful Tips

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

Tips for Eating Clean Without Breaking the Bank

4 Gadgets to Improve Your Tennis Game

12 Clever Ways to Reuse Your Old Yoga Mat

6 Protein Rich Snack Recipes to Get You through the Day

How to Chart and Analyze Your Tennis Matches

Treadmill Workouts for Beginners

Stretch and Rest for Stronger Muscles

Resolved to Get in Shape? Here's Where to Start

Stop Making the Same Empty Promises and Start Setting the Right Goals

The Top 5 Ways to Beat Winter Weight Gain

Winter Court Advantage: Why Playing Indoor Tennis Will Improve Your Outdoor Game

6 Healthy Appetizers for Your Holiday Party

Strength Training Tips to Make Your Time at the Gym More Efficient

The Importance of Self-Care During the Holidays

Workout Myth Busting: Does Foam Rolling Really Work?

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

The 5 Best Tennis Books to Cozy Up to This Winter

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

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

How to Get the Most Out of Every Personal Training Session

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

How to Transition from Outdoor to Indoor Tennis This Winter

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

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

Helpful Tips for a Shockingly Healthy Halloween

How to Cross Train to Build Endurance

Can Doubles Tennis Help Your Singles Game?

Workout Myth-Busting: Will Doing Crunches Get Rid of Belly Fat?

Study Up! Doubles Tennis Vocab to Help You Understand the Game

Always Hungry? Here's Why and How to Fix It

How to Not Lose Your Workout Momentum When You're Sick

How to Tell If You'll Make a Good Doubles Tennis Player

Morning Glory: Healthy, Quick Breakfast Ideas for Everyone in the Family

How to Actually Get a Good Workout on the Elliptical

4 Doubles Tennis Drills to Take Your Game to the Next Level

How to Talk to Your Kids About Losing Weight and Getting Healthy

7 Tips for Keeping Yourself Accountable to a Workout Schedule

The Best Exercises for Improving Your Backhand

What to Cook This Weekend for a Week of Healthy Meals

7 Health Benefits of Yoga You Didn't Know

Squeeze the Last Out of Summer With These Pool Workouts

Fridge Overhaul: What Should and Shouldn't Be In There When You're Getting Healthy

Tennis Terms for the Beginner

Rainy Day Workouts: How to Mix Things Up When the Weather's Bad

Buddy System: 4 Workouts You Can Do With a Partner

Nutrition Myth Busting: Is Juicing Better Than Blending a Smoothie?

Are You Making These Common Errors When You Swing Your Tennis Racquet?

5 Health Improvements That Start After Just One Workout

What is Compression Gear, and Can It Help Your Workout Performance?

4 Power-Packed Lunches to Get You Through the Afternoon (Without Snacking!)

Workout Myth Busting: Does Walking Give You the Same Health Benefits as Running?

What to Look for in a Doubles Tennis Partner

Adult Summer Camp: What You Can Do At Five Seasons While the Kids Are At Camp

How Quickly After You Stop Working Out Does It Take to Get Out of Shape?

Eat These 7 Foods to Stay Hydrated and Healthy This Summer

Pool Protocol: Don't Let Your Kids Go to the Pool Without These Important Lessons

Bust through a Weight Loss Plateau - Add Cardio to Your Strength Training Routine

The Mediterranean Diet - Why All the Fuss? Can It Really Prevent Cancer?

Keep Weight Off All Summer With These Every Day Healthy Habits

4 Things Your Kids Should Be Learning During Their First Tennis Lessons

Stress-Reducing Workouts to Try Tonight

Sick of Counting Calories? Counting Macronutrients Could Be Key to Weight Loss

Tips for Planning an Active Vacation

How to Play the Clay Court Advantage

The Psychology Behind Cheat Days - Do They Help or Hurt?

How Learning a Sport Together Can Help Your Family Reconnect

Want to Lose Weight? Why Exercise Isn't Enough

What Happens to Your Brain When You Exercise?

Didn't Pack Your Lunch? Try These Low-Calorie Fast Food Options

Buying Your First Racquet: What's Important, and What's Not

Weight Loss Mistakes You Could Be Making Without Knowing

Shape Up with These Shoulder Exercises for Men and Women

What is LISS and Can It Really Help You Lose Weight?

Tennis Injuries - How to Prevent Them and Know When It's Time to Treat Them

How Low Motivation Hurts Your Workout Performance and How to Fix It

Your Healthy Morning Checklist - To Do Tonight!

Why Is It Important for Women to Lift Weights?

How to Encourage Off-Court Tennis Conditioning for Kids

8 Quick Fixes That Will Brighten Your Mood

Can You Still Work Out When You're Sore? Why It Happens and What You Can Do

Start Thinking Now About Summer Break Plans for the Kids

Use These Meal Planning Tips to Help You Stay on Track All Week

Heat Up the Tennis Court This Spring with These Quick Adjustments to Your Game

The 5 Best Apps to Take With You When You Workout

What is Protein Powder and Should You Use It?

The 5 Tennis Skills Beginners Need to Master Before They Can Advance

Natural vs. Refined Sugar: What You Need to Know

Weird Things That Happen to Your Body When You Work Out and Why

Which Foods Actually Help You Lose Weight?

How to Fight the Winter Blues

The Definitive Answer for How Much Should You Stretch Before and After a Workout

Getting Back in the Game - What to Expect When You Haven't Played Tennis in a Long Time

How to Help Your Kids Deal with Their Tennis Losses

How to Make Healthy Eating a Family Affair

How to Choose the Right Weight for Your Strength Training Routine

Resolution Check-In: Get on Track with Your Health and Fitness Goals

How to Keep Your Tennis Game Hot Even Though It's Cold Outside

Salad Tips to Help You Eat More Veggies and Actually Like It

What to Do When the Number on the Scale Isn’t What You Hoped

How to Start a Diet and Exercise Journal

How to Find the Right Fitness Plan for Your Goals and Body

What is a Strong Core Anyway, and Why is It Important?

Holiday Eating Got You Down? Get Back on Track With These Tips

What's Your Tennis New Year's Resolution?

Curing Cabin Fever - Tips to Get Your Kids Moving

Fitting It All In - How to Edit Your To-Do List to Find Balance This Season

The Ultimate Tennis Gift Guide

Holiday Eating: Finding the Right Balance Between Deprivation and Getting Stuffed

Trying to Keep Up a Regular Exercise Routine? Schedule Some Court Time!

4 Reasons Why the Holiday Season is the Perfect Time to Start Working Out

7 Workout Excuses Every Personal Trainer Has Heard

How to Use a Heart Rate Monitor to Get Your Best Workout Yet

Breaking Down the Buffet - What Thanksgiving Favorites Will Cost Your Diet

How to Talk with Your Child About Getting Serious About Tennis

15 Sneaky Tricks to Eat More Veggies

Goal Setting: Don't Start Your Fitness Journey Without Them!

The 6 Workouts Everyone Needs to Try Once

The Most Effective Tennis Stroke and How to Do It Right

Too Much of a Good Thing: When Healthy Eating Becomes a Disorder

The Secret Weapon to Your Fitness Program

What to Do When Your Diet Derails

How to Moderate the Candy Intake (for You and the Kids) This Halloween

Never Been on a Tennis Court Before? Here's What to Do.

Remember These Tips to Protect Your Back During Your Workout

7 Things You'll Always Find in a Personal Trainer's Fridge

Are You Ready to Join a Recreational Tennis League?

Science Says: When's the Best Time of Day to Exercise?

The Four Steps for Developing Diet Discipline

Boost the Benefits of Your Workout with These Simple Tweaks

Four Exercises for a Stronger Serve and Forehand

Five Healthy Cookbooks Every Family Should Have

How to Safely Prepare for Your Tennis Match

Does High-Intensity Interval Training Really Work? Should You Try It?

Tips and Tricks for Cutting Down on Sugar and Carbs

Need a Boost? Why It's OK to Use Workout Modifications

How the Pros Became Pros: What Goes Into Making a Tennis All-Star

What Skills to Watch For at the US Open and Add to Your Tennis Game

Maximize Your Results: What to Eat After a Workout

4 Workout Moves You've Probably Been Doing Wrong

10 Healthy School Lunches to Start the Year Off Right

5 Amazing Things Tennis Does for Your Body

Understanding the Food Label: What Kinds of Fats are Good Fats?

Office Pains: 10 Stretches for When You've Been Sitting Too Long

Healthy Breakfasts for Busy People

Workout Rut? Try a New Sport Instead!

8 Tips For Healthy Travel Eating

Beginner Tennis Drills You Can Do Between Lessons

Add these Fun Activities to Your Summer Fitness Bucket List

5 Foods You Should Never Have in Your Grocery Cart

10 Boredom Busters You Can Use on Your Kids Today

How to Tell if You're Working Out All Wrong

What to Do When You Just Don't Want to Workout

Grill Master - Throw a Healthy Summer Barbecue with These Tasty Ideas

Workout Hair Woes: Top 5 Ways to Fight Summer Frizz

Ask a Five Seasons Tennis Pro

Keep Summer Stress At Bay with Massage Therapy

Four Diet Myths, Busted!

Beat the Heat with These Workouts You Can Do in the Pool

Lighten Up! Fresh Ideas for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner This Summer

Is a Group Fitness Class Right for You?

Ask a Five Seasons Personal Trainer

Bloating Blacklist - Stay Away from These Foods and Beat the Bloat!

Make It Count - Get the Most Out of Your Workout Time with These Tips

Summer Shred - Lose Weight Safely While Still Having a Great Summer

Keep Up Your Momentum with These 7 Tips for Working Out on Vacation

Summer Stockpile – Kid-Approved Healthy Snacks to Always Have on Hand

You Have to Start Somewhere - Take These First Steps To a Healthy Lifestyle

The Art of Clay - How Pros Tweak Their Tennis Game for Clay Courts

Spring and Summer Fitness at the Sports Club

Conquer the Menu - Making Healthy Restaurant Choices for the Whole Family

Never Too Young or Too Old - How Tennis Benefits Any Age Group

The Best Tips to Encourage Your Child to Make Exercise a Priority

6 Tricks for Getting Kids to Make Healthy Eating Choices

8 Active Springtime Ideas for the Whole Family

Up Before the Sun - Healthy Habits for a Happy Week

Put Some Spring in Your Step with These Workout Playlist Upgrades

To Be a Member or Not to Be? The Pros and Cons of Joining a Sports Club

A Kitchen Tool Checklist for Prepping Healthy Meals

Is It Love? Tennis Scoring Rules for Beginners

Wake Up Your Workout with These Modifications on the Basics

Get the Secrets Behind 5 Superfoods to Add to Your Diet

Court Etiquette - Getting the Most Out of Your Time on the Tennis Court

No Sleeves, No Problem: 6 Exercises to Transform Your Upper Body

Stay Germ-Free At Home, At Work and At the Gym With These Tips

Take Your Workout Outside This Spring with These 7 Fresh Ideas

3 Tips for Analyzing Your Tennis Game and Improving On the Court

Start Strong: 10 Tests Trainers Use for Assessing Baseline Fitness Level

Sneaky Sugar - 5 Ways You're Eating It Without Even Knowing

5 Reasons Adults Should Take Tennis Lessons

Struggling With Portion Control? Tips for Getting It Right

Not a Pro? How to Help Your Child Excel in Tennis Anyway

Pilates, Barre, Yoga - Which is Right for You?

Simple Changes You Can Make to Live More Actively

Follow These Steps to Ace Your Tennis Serve

How Much is Too Much Cardio?

Add These Foods Into Your Heart-Healthy Diet

How to Actually Achieve Your New Year's Health Goals

How to Listen to Your Body During a Workout

Why a Strong Core is Essential to Your Tennis Game and How to Get One

What to Expect in a Spinning Class

How to Curb Winter Carb Cravings

How to Walk Into a Weight Room Like You Know What You're Doing

Team Member Spotlight: Julie Cosentino of Five Seasons Burr Ridge

Healthy Smoothie Recipes for Pre- and Post-Workout Fuel

6 Boredom-Blasting Treadmill Workouts to Challenge You

Tennis Power Plays to Add to Your Arsenal of Skills

What Does it Mean to Eat Clean?

Team Member Spotlight: Nida Hamilton of Five Seasons Burr Ridge

Winter Workout Motivation Tips

How to Recover from Holiday Eating

How to Run in Cold Weather

Team Member Spotlight: Kattie Kristie of Five Seasons Burr Ridge

Active Ideas for Family Time Around the Holidays

Tips for Eating Right at Holiday Parties

How to Cross Train to Increase Tennis Endurance

What to Expect In a Zumba Class

How to Analyze Your Opponent's Tennis Playing Style and Adjust Your Game

Team Member Spotlight: Linda Straub of Five Seasons Burr Ridge

Don't Wait for Jan. 1: Healthy Resolutions to Make Before New Year's

Learning to Pace Yourself During a Run

Team Member Spotlight: Shannon Venable of Five Seasons Burr Ridge

How to Keep Playing Tennis in the Winter

Are You Eating Enough?

Team Member Spotlight: Caroline Machado of Five Seasons Burr Ridge

When to Buy New Workout Shoes

3 Tips for Transitioning to Doubles Tennis

How to Wake Up Early to Work Out

How to Find the Right Tennis Facility

What to Measure When Losing Weight

What's Your Tennis Playing Style?

Stuck Inside? Active Things to Do On a Snow Day

Forget Diet Trends: How to Find What Works for You

How to Work on Tennis Endurance

What's My BMI: Obese or Obsolete?

10 Ways to Make Fitness Fun - Even in Winter!

6 Questions You Need To Ask Your Personal Trainer

What to Look for in a Tennis Coach

The 5 Keys to a Workout Design That Works

How to Trick Yourself into Eating Healthy

How to Win on Grass, Hard or Clay Tennis Courts

Avoid Fall Weight Gain With This Game Plan

Knee Pain When You Squat? You Could Be Moving Wrong

Get the Energy of a Personal Trainer with These 5 Habits

Healthy Halloween Candy Alternatives

Fine-Tune Your Tennis Serve with These 5 Tips

Get Active At Work

Why Should You Take a Private Tennis Lesson?

Surprising Little Ways You Can Work Out Every Day

6 Exercises That Improve Core Strength in Tennis Players

Push Yourself with These Workout Motivation Tips

What to Look for in a Tennis Program for Your Child

Fit These Fun Family Activities Into your Fall

Make Breast Cancer Awareness Part of Your Healthy Lifestyle

6 Tennis Drills You Can Do at Home

How to Break Your PR in the Mile

How to Create Healthy Meals to Eat On the Go

Keep Kids Active This Fall With These 3 Tips

What Does It Take to Play College Tennis?

How Long Should You Rest During and After a Workout?

Fit These 5 Easy Calorie Cutting Techniques Into Your Fall Schedule

Body-Trimming Tips for Busy Moms

Why Do Tennis Players Grunt?

Power Snacks for Active Kids

Is This Move Safe? Why Exercise is More Complex than the Media Tells Us

What Kind of Tennis Parent are You? Part 2

What Type of Tennis Parent Are You? Part 1

5 Easy Ways to Exercise With Your Kids

6 Strategies for Healthy Grocery Shopping

4 Doubles Tennis Strategies to Hold Serve

How to Reduce Screen-Time and Get the Whole Family Active

Gear Check - What's in Your Tennis Bag?

Avoid These Weight Loss Pitfalls and Reach Your Goal

How to Get Fit for Your First 5K

Is Jump-Serving Beneficial to Your Tennis Game?

Should You Start Your Child On an Exercise Program?

How to Anticipate Your Tennis Opponent's Shots

Circuit Training on Your Own Without a Trainer

Where Did Summer Go? Fitness Tips for Your Busy Fall Schedule

Essentials of a Tennis Strength Training Program

Is Finding Balance a Waste of Time?

Maximizing Sports Performance Through Mental Conditioning

How to Choose the Right Sunscreen for Your Whole Family

4 Ways to Stay Cool During an Outdoor Tennis Match

8 Reasons to Cook your Own Food

Should Tennis Players Avoid the Shoulder Press?

How to Push Yourself During a Workout

Fun Pool Games To Help Reinforce Swimming Lessons

What Does the Term 'Poaching' Mean in Tennis?

Tennis Conditioning to Improve your Game

How to Lunge Your Way to a Better Body

Fun in the Sun: The Benefits of Summer Camp

The Cardio Conundrum: Why Strength Training May Be the Answer

A Guide to Choosing Healthy Foods At A Cookout

How To Change Your Tennis Game For Grass Courts

5 Reasons to Join a Tennis League

Why, When and How to Switch Up Your Workout for the Best Results

4 Drills to Improve Tennis Agility and Fitness

How to Measure Your Progress While Getting Healthy

6 Important Things A Personal Trainer Can Teach You

What’s the Difference Between Clay and Hard Courts?

8 Must-Haves for Your Workout Bag

What to Bring to Your First Tennis Lesson

How to Know When Your Child is Ready for Swim Lessons

What's the Difference Between a Sports Club and a Gym?

We’re In This Together: Group Fitness Classes Get your Heart Pumping

Too Busy to Work Out? How to Make Time For Your Health

Questions to Ask During Your First Personal Training Session