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Outdoor Winter Activities to Get Your Heart Pumping

Posted by Five Seasons Family Sports Club on 1/9/18 9:00 AM

If you’re looking to warm up this winter, the answer is simple … get moving! Cold weather doesn’t mean you have to shut yourself off and put outdoor exercise on-hold until spring. There are many activities that you can partake in throughout the season that may just have you wishing winter would stay a little bit longer this year. Don’t fall victim to cabin fever by checking out these suggestions and plan one (on your Five Seasons fitness calendar?) for your next open weekend.

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4 Fitness Tips You Should Never Follow

Posted by Five Seasons Family Sports Club on 1/4/18 9:00 AM

Like many other areas of life, the world of fitness has its fair share of erroneous advice and unfounded axioms. While much of this misinformation probably originated from well-intentioned sources, it can often do more harm than good when followed. If you spot any of the following four fitness tips in the wild, be sure not to follow them.

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Get the Most Out of Your 2018 Fitness Calendar with These Tips

Posted by Five Seasons Family Sports Club on 1/2/18 9:00 AM

As we embark on yet another 365-day journey, we’re surrounded by individuals proclaiming that this is the year they finally take control of their health and fitness by getting in better shape. What separates those who follow through on their goal from those who fall off the wagon by the time the snow melts?  Quite simply, a plan.

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Shake the Winter Blues with These Exercise Tips

Posted by Five Seasons Family Sports Club on 12/21/17 9:00 AM

Winter blues – often referred to as "Seasonal Affective Disorder" – is a very real phenomenon that affects between six to 14 percent of the U.S. population each year. Some of the most common symptoms of the winter blues include lethargy, irritability and even depression. While cold, dreary weather can make anyone want to curl up on the couch and go on a Netflix binge, it's not the best route to take if you're looking to maintain good physical and mental health throughout the winter season. Try the following exercise tips instead to help you lift your spirits and shake those winter blues.

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Topics: Fitness, Healthy Living

6 Gift Ideas for the Fitness Fanatic on Your List

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

Holiday gift shopping for your favorite workout enthusiast can sometimes be a tricky affair – after all, you're trying to find something that will have plenty of practical value without losing the "I actually put some thought into this" vibe. If you feel like you're coming up short on ideas, don't fret – below are 6 excellent finds for the fitness fanatic on your list. 

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5 Tips for Getting the Most Out of Your Exercise Ball

Posted by Five Seasons Family Sports Club on 11/30/17 9:00 AM

An exercise ball can be one of your greatest allies when working out. Despite its simple appearance, it can play a variety of roles and even help people with various injuries tone their muscles and get back on track. That being said, learning how to properly use one in order to maximize its utility is essential, so let's review a few of the most common things you need to take into account when working out with an exercise ball:

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5 Ab Workouts that Don't Involve Crunches

Posted by Five Seasons Family Sports Club on 11/28/17 9:00 AM

There are few people out there who wouldn't wish for a flatter belly or more toned ab muscles. That explains why the abdomen is so often the main focus for plenty of people, whether they're beginners or seasoned workout veterans. But many become disheartened after hundreds of crunches that seem to yield no results and sometimes end up putting unnecessary strain on their backs. For that reason, let's take a look at several alternative ab workouts that are just as effective and much safer overall:

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7 Thanksgiving Leftover Ideas

Posted by Five Seasons Family Sports Club on 11/23/17 9:00 AM

The aftermath of Thanksgiving Day always leaves us with plenty of fond memories, and it usually provides us with plenty of leftover food as well. After all the hard work you put into preparing your Thanksgiving meal, what sense would it make to let any of it go to waste? Try repurposing your Turkey Day leftovers using these simple and scrumptious recipe ideas. 

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Dumbbells: How to Pick the Right Size

Posted by Five Seasons Family Sports Club on 11/9/17 9:00 AM

Most fitness experts will tell you that strength training with weights is one of the most effective ways to build muscle density and achieve a lean, toned appearance. Among the many strength training options, there are to choose from, dumbbells stand out as an uber-popular choice due to their convenience, ease of use and versatility. If you're new to the world of dumbbell training, how do you determine which size dumbbells you should use? Below are some handy tips to help you choose the right size dumbbells for your workout. 

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What You Can Expect from Your First Personal Training Session

Posted by Five Seasons Family Sports Club on 11/7/17 9:00 AM

Signing up for your first personal training session can be both exciting and slightly nerve-wracking. It's perfectly normal to be a little apprehensive because quite simply, you might not be sure what to expect. To help set your mind at ease, below are some key points that will help you get a better picture of what takes place during an initial personal training session. 

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