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Is Topspin Really That Important?

Posted by Five Seasons Family Sports Club on 10/12/17 9:00 AM

If you've been playing tennis for any length of time, you've probably heard of the term "topspin" before, but what exactly is it, and how important is it to your tennis game? Below are some key points that will explain what topspin is all about, as well as how you can use this "secret weapon" of the pros to improve your performance on the court. 

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Topics: Tennis

25 Fitness Quotes to Help You Power Through Your Workout

Posted by Five Seasons Family Sports Club on 10/10/17 9:00 AM

Let’s face it – sometimes you just don’t feel like working out, even though you know it’s the right thing to do. Maybe you didn’t get enough sleep last night, or you’ve had a stressful week at work, or perhaps you haven’t seen any noticeable results from all of your efforts so far. It’s tough to stay committed to a workout and exercise plan when there are so many things that could potentially sap your enthusiasm and leave you feeling discouraged.

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Topics: Fitness

8 Healthy Pumpkin Recipes in Time for Fall

Posted by Five Seasons Family Sports Club on 10/5/17 9:00 AM

Let's face it – the fall season is all about the pumpkins. This "lord of the gourds" is one of the most versatile foods around, offering both sweet and savory flavors as well as a smooth texture that works wonderfully in a staggering array of applications. And pumpkin is no slouch in the nutrition department, either – it's loaded with Vitamin C, fiber and potassium, and it acts as a natural appetite suppressant as well. If you're looking for creative ways to use pumpkin in your health-conscious dishes, below is a roundup of 8 healthy pumpkin recipes just in time for the fall season. 

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Topics: Healthy Living

Is It Time for a New Racquet?

Posted by Five Seasons Family Sports Club on 10/3/17 9:00 AM

Perhaps you've noticed a change in your tennis game lately, and you're wondering why your performance seems a little "off." Maybe one of your favorite shots isn't as effective as it normally is, or you're not getting the same crisp "pop" from your racquet that you're used to. Is it time for a new racquet? Below are some key points to help you make that determination. 

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Topics: Tennis

5 Tips for Getting the Most Out of Your Workout

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

If you're like most people, you can't stand the thought of wasting your time doing something that only yields mediocre results. This holds especially true when it comes to working out – nobody wants their efforts in the gym to be only marginally effective (or worse, completely in vain). If you're ready to maximize your exercise efforts, below are 5 tried-and-true tips to help you get the most out of your workouts.

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Topics: Fitness

5 Healthy Game Day Appetizers

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

Football season is in full swing, and for those of us who will find ourselves yelling at our television sets a little more than usual during this time, that can only mean one thing: Plenty of game day eats! As you well know, snacking is an integral part of game day fun, but if we're being honest, we don't always go for the healthiest fare when deciding what foods to prepare. The good news is that there are plenty of healthy alternatives out there that can help you inject a little more nutrition into your snack selection. Below is a roundup of five healthy game day appetizers that are sure to score a touchdown in the flavor department. 

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Topics: Healthy Living

5 Reasons to Never Skip Warming Up

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

For many of us, the warm-up is the most dreaded part of working out. If we're being honest, most of us would rather skip the warm-up altogether so that we can go ahead and get to the "fun stuff." While this is understandable, it might not be the wisest decision to make. Below are five good reasons why you should never skip warming up before you workout. 

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Topics: Fitness

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

Posted by Five Seasons Family Sports Club on 9/19/17 9:00 AM

If you've ever tried exercising too soon after eating a meal, you probably regretted it shortly thereafter. Prematurely engaging in a post-meal workout can sometimes cause painful cramping, feelings of sluggishness and other unpleasant physical issues that can quickly derail your performance. While it's obvious that you need food to fuel your workout session, how long do you have to wait before its "safe" to start exercising? Below are some key points to help you master the art of timing your meals on workout days. 

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Topics: Fitness, Healthy Living

6 Ways to Alleviate Pre-Match Jitters

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

Most athletes are all too familiar with having "butterflies in the stomach" before a big game. The anticipation and heart-pounding excitement you can feel before engaging in competition is perfectly normal, but if left unchecked, it can spiral into nervousness and anxiety. If you're tired of feeling like a bundle of nerves before every tennis match, below are some tried-and-true ways to alleviate those pre-match jitters.

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Topics: Tennis

Forget Tupperware, Try These Mason Jar Meals Instead

Posted by Five Seasons Family Sports Club on 9/12/17 9:00 AM

If you're a fan of convenient meal prep ideas, you've probably noticed that mason jar meals have become all the rage as of late. Often referred to as the "lunchbox for adults," mason jars offer convenient and easy storage for meals of all varieties, as well as a classically charming aesthetic. If you're ready to get a little taste of this "mason jar mania," below are six delicious make-ahead meals to get you started.

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Topics: Healthy Living

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