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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

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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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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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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5 Swimming Tips for Newbies

Posted by Five Seasons Family Sports Club on 8/10/17 9:00 AM

Swimming is one of the best exercises in existence, and it's also an important skill to learn for the sake of your personal safety. If you're brand new to swimming and you want to get started off on the right foot, below are five tips that will help you shorten your learning curve. 

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Topics: Fitness, Aquatics

Sore? Best Stretches for Key Areas

Posted by Five Seasons Family Sports Club on 8/3/17 9:00 AM

After an intense workout, it's not uncommon to experience stiffness or soreness that hurts-to-move-anything feeling in your muscles. One of the best ways to combat this is to perform stretching exercises that can increase blood flow to the affected area, bringing healing and relief from soreness. Below are some simple and effective stretches you can use to ease muscle soreness in key areas.

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4 Dumbbell Exercises for a Total Body Workout

Posted by Five Seasons Family Sports Club on 7/25/17 9:00 AM

Dumbbells are commonly used in exercises that target specific muscle groups (e.g., bicep curls, tricep kickbacks, etc.), but did you know they can be great tools for full body workouts as well? Below are four dumbbell exercises that can give you a fun, challenging and calorie-blasting full-body workout.

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Topics: Fitness

Want to Run Faster? Try These Tips

Posted by Five Seasons Family Sports Club on 7/13/17 9:30 AM

Do you want to run faster? It's entirely possible, but it does require making some key adjustments to your training and nutritional regimen. If you're ready to improve your speed as a runner, below are some handy tips that will help you do just that. 

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6 Ways to Keep Your Workout Routine on Vacation

Posted by Five Seasons Family Sports Club on 7/6/17 9:30 AM

There's something about travel that can put a real damper on your workout routine. While it's true that a vacation is a time to ease up a little bit and take a break from the daily grind, you don't want to undo all of your hard work by kicking exercise completely to the curb – after all, those vacation calories can definitely come back to haunt you. So to avoid losing your fitness momentum, below are 6 tips to help you stay in shape while you're on vacation. 

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Topics: Fitness