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SUP Yoga: What You Need to Know

Posted by Five Seasons Family Sports Club on 6/27/17 9:30 AM

You may have heard the term "SUP yoga" before, but what exactly is it? To the uninitiated, SUP yoga stands for "Stand-Up Paddleboard" yoga, and it is quickly becoming one of the hottest summer exercise trends in the country. For many people, performing yoga on the water provides a sense of calm and exhilaration at the same time, as it offers healthy stimulation for the mind and body.

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Topics: Fitness, Aquatics

6 Tips for Raising Active Kids

Posted by Five Seasons Family Sports Club on 6/22/17 9:30 AM

Raising healthy, active kids in today's world can definitely be a challenge. Studies show that the average child spends more than six hours a day in front of some type of screen (e.g., computer, smartphone, TV, etc.), which obviously does not leave a lot of time for physical activity.

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Topics: Fitness

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

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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Topics: Fitness

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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Topics: Fitness

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

5 Reasons to Start Working Out with Your Better Half

Posted by Five Seasons Family Sports Club on 5/4/17 9:00 AM

We all know that exercise is one of the golden keys to maintaining your physical well-being, but did you know that it could improve your romantic relationship as well? In fact, mounting evidence suggests that working out with your better half is a great way to keep the flames burning in your relationship. If you haven't yet hit the gym with your significant other, below are five good reasons why you should give it a try. 

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Topics: Fitness

Workout Myth Busting: Is Cardio the Key to Weight Loss?

Posted by Five Seasons Family Sports Club on 4/27/17 9:00 AM

Is cardio the key to weight loss? The answer to this question seems to be quite elusive, and with the overwhelming number of weight loss magazines and websites out there – many of which offer conflicting information – it can be easy to feel confused and frustrated. Should you focus on cardio, or should you zero in on strength training? And what about dieting – isn't cutting calories enough to lose weight? Below are some key points that will help clear up the confusion, so that you can approach your weight loss efforts with a clear head.

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Topics: Fitness

HIIT vs. LISS: What You Need to Know

Posted by Five Seasons Family Sports Club on 4/18/17 9:00 AM

The fitness world is replete with cardio trends, but among the many different types of cardio workouts that have emerged in recent years, two have really grabbed the spotlight as of late: High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) and Low Intensity Steady State cardio (LISS). Below are some need-to-know points about each type of workout, as well as how they compare with one another. 

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Topics: Fitness

Cardio Then Strength Training or Strength Training Then Cardio: Which is Better?

Posted by Five Seasons Family Sports Club on 4/11/17 9:00 AM

You've probably heard that you should balance your exercise regimen between strength training and cardio workouts, but which one should you do first? Well, if you're looking to slim down and tone your muscles (and who isn't), experts recommend hitting the weight rack before jumping on the elliptical. Below are some key points that explain why this approach makes the most sense. 

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Topics: Fitness