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3 Ways to Improve Your Defensive Backhand

Posted by Five Seasons Family Sports Club on 6/15/17 9:30 AM

If you want to become a well-rounded tennis player, you're going to have to spend some time adding defensive shots to your arsenal. After all, nothing is worse than losing to an opponent because they discovered a weakness in your defensive strategies. One of the most important shots to develop along these lines is the defensive backhand, as you will probably have to use it in match play more often than you would like.

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Topics: Tennis

Tone Your Glutes with These Yoga Moves

Posted by Five Seasons Family Sports Club on 6/13/17 9:30 AM

Yoga is a great way to relieve stress, improve flexibility and achieve mind-body balance, but it can also do a bang-up job on your glutes as well! If you're looking to achieve a little more firmness and tone for your derriere, the following four yoga poses will definitely do the trick.

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Topics: Fitness

Eliminate Unwanted Calories from Your Favorite Sandwich

Posted by Five Seasons Family Sports Club on 6/8/17 9:30 AM

Ever since the Earl of Sandwich came up with the bright idea to stick a piece of ham between two pieces of bread, human beings the world over have enjoyed the delightful convenience of eating sandwiches as a quick and simple meal. Sandwiches are incredibly versatile as well, since you can shove practically any conglomeration of ingredients between two pieces of bread and make it your own special sandwich concoction. The only problem with having this "creative liberty" is that it's all too easy for the calorie count to get out of control. If you want to enjoy a delicious sandwich without blowing your diet to smithereens, keep the following techniques in mind to eliminate unwanted calories from your favorite sandwich. 

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Topics: Healthy Living

Are Your Strings Holding You Back?

Posted by Five Seasons Family Sports Club on 6/6/17 9:30 AM

There are all kinds of factors that can influence your performance on the tennis court, but what often goes overlooked is the impact that your racquet strings can have on your game. Although this might seem like a minor detail, you would be surprised at how much of a difference a small adjustment in string tension can make, or how choosing the right gauge (thickness) can noticeably boost the responsiveness of your racquet. You wouldn't want something so seemingly innocuous as your racquet strings to hold your game back, so keep the following points in mind to ensure that your string setup will work in your favor. 

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Topics: Tennis

Tips for Getting the Most Out of the Rowing Machine

Posted by Five Seasons Family Sports Club on 6/1/17 9:30 AM

The rowing machine has made quite a comeback in gyms and fitness clubs all across the country, and for good reason: When performed correctly, it's one of the best ways to get a highly effective full-body workout. If you're ready to try your hand at this classic piece of exercise equipment, keep the following tips in mind to help you get the most out of your rowing machine workout.

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Avocado: Should You Be Eating It More Often?

Posted by Five Seasons Family Sports Club on 5/30/17 11:33 AM

Are you bananas for avocados? If not, you might want to reconsider boosting your intake of this often-overlooked nutritional powerhouse. Along with being a very versatile food, avocados offer several outstanding health benefits that will definitely make them worth your while. Below are 6 good reasons why you should be eating avocados much more often.

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Topics: Healthy Living

Get Back on the Court Faster with These Foam Roller Exercises

Posted by Five Seasons Family Sports Club on 5/25/17 9:00 AM

If you're an avid tennis player, no doubt you're all too familiar with aching muscles. Using a foam roller is a great way to "work out the kinks" by applying pressure to these muscles in a process known as "self-myofascial release." While some have regarded foam rollers as cute cylindrical torture devices, it's hard to deny that they can bring some much-needed relief to sore muscles. Below are four excellent foam roller exercises that will help you shorten your recovery time so that you can get back on the tennis court faster.

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Topics: Tennis

How to Avoid the Most Common Weight Training Injuries

Posted by Five Seasons Family Sports Club on 5/23/17 9:00 AM

Lifting weights is a great way to keep your muscles toned and strong, but it can also be a source of injury if you're not careful to practice safe lifting techniques. Below are four of the most common weight training injuries, along with some tips on how to avoid them. 

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5 Benefits of Turmeric

Posted by Five Seasons Family Sports Club on 5/18/17 9:00 AM

If you're a fan of South Asian cuisine, you're probably very familiar with turmeric, the golden yellow herb that is the main spice in curry. While this immensely popular herb has carved out an indelible niche in the culinary world, it is also regarded as one of the most powerful herbs on the planet in terms of its ability to fight and reverse disease. Just to give you a small example of what this amazing herb is capable of, below are five major health benefits of adding turmeric to your diet.

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5 Plank Variations for a Stronger Core

Posted by Five Seasons Family Sports Club on 5/16/17 9:00 AM

Fitness enthusiasts the world over recognize that planks are the gold standard when it comes to core-strengthening exercises. While the standard plank can definitely firm up your abs, there are quite a few plank variations that can add some extra mojo to your core workout. Below are five fun and effective plank variations that will help you develop a killer core. 

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Topics: Fitness