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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

4 Ways to Maintain Your Routine Despite Injury

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

It's no secret that an injury can put a damper on your fitness momentum. Although working through an injury can be frustrating and challenging, it doesn't have to bring your exercise efforts to a grinding halt. Below are four practical tips to help you maintain your routine despite injury

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Topics: Fitness

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

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

It's an all-too-common scenario: You've been doing a bang-up job keeping your eating habits under control, but then there's that one event – e.g., a holiday gathering, office party, hotel breakfast buffet, or a night out at a restaurant with friends – that completely blows your diet to smithereens. Of course, the feelings of guilt and disappointment inevitably follow, and now you have to build up positive momentum all over again, which is no easy task.

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Topics: Healthy Living

Where to Start? From the Couch to the Tennis Court

Posted by Five Seasons Family Sports Club on 8/31/17 9:00 AM

Have you been thinking about taking up tennis? It's a good choice, as tennis is a sport that can be enjoyed by people of all ages and skill levels. Perhaps you feel a little uncertain about where to start, especially if you haven't been physically active in a good while. The good news is that tennis is a very beginner-friendly sport, and there are plenty of resources available to help you develop your skills. If you're ready to try your hand at this fun and addictive sport, below are some simple steps to help you transition from couch to tennis. 

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Topics: Tennis

Increase Your Endurance with These Tips

Posted by Five Seasons Family Sports Club on 8/29/17 9:00 AM

For many runners, developing endurance is one of the biggest challenges they face in their training. If you've found yourself struggling to develop greater stamina as a runner, don't get discouraged – there is hope! Below are some tips to help you boost your endurance, so you can get the most out of your running sessions.

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Topics: Fitness

5 Detox Water Recipes to Try

Posted by Five Seasons Family Sports Club on 8/24/17 9:00 AM

Detox water has become all the rage in the health and fitness world, and for good reason: Not only is it a fantastic tool to help you lose weight, but it's a delicious and refreshing way to keep yourself hydrated while flushing toxins from your system. For the uninitiated, detox water is basically cold water that has been infused with natural flavors by way of immersing any variety of fruits, vegetables and/or herbs into it. If you're ready to add this flavorful treat to your dieting repertoire, below are five detox water recipes that are sure to please.

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Topics: Healthy Living

What to Expect at Your First 5k

Posted by Five Seasons Family Sports Club on 8/22/17 9:00 AM

So you've signed up for your first 5k race – congratulations are in order! Not only will it be a fun and memorable experience, but you'll be helping to support a worthy cause as well. No doubt you'll have to deal with a little nervous energy before race day comes, so keep the following tips in mind to help make your first 5k experience go as smooth as possible.

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Topics: Fitness

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

Posted by Five Seasons Family Sports Club on 8/17/17 9:00 AM

Saying goodbye to summer isn't the easiest thing for school-aged kids to do, and if we're being honest, transitioning back into the school season can be a tough adjustment for parents as well. As back-to-school time approaches, keep the following tips in mind to help prepare your kids – and the entire household – for the new school year. 

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Topics: Healthy Living

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

Posted by Five Seasons Family Sports Club on 8/15/17 9:00 AM

It is a well-known fact that strength training is one of the best ways for tennis players to improve their power, control and athleticism. While strength training is commonly recommended for adult tennis players, what about for children? Is it safe, or will it cause problems down the road? Fortunately, the latest research has shown that strength training is not only safe for kids when done properly, but it can also be very beneficial to their overall body development.

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Topics: Tennis

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