By Namarah McCall
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Cherry Hill Health and Racquet Club will be honored by the United States Tennis Association (USTA) this fall as one of 12 winners in the 35th annual USTA Facility Awards Program. The award recognizes excellence in construction and/or renovation of tennis facilities throughout the country. Cherry Hill Health and Racquet Club (CHHRC) is the only facility among the winners that includes a full health club. The full list of winners can be found here.
It’s always tennis season. That means when you’re training at the gym, you should work on improving your athleticism on the court. While it may be hard to get the whole Roger Federer look down while playing a match at the gym, you can increase your speed and agility on the court by learning a few good tennis footwork drills. Show your opponent that tennis is a lot more than fluffy white skirts and sweatbands by serving up a tough game. When you have the right mindset and a solid set of skills, tennis can be one of the most intense sports out there. So get ready to unleash your inner hardcore Williams sister with these awesome tennis moves!
It is hard to deny that big booties are "in" these days. Whether you're a fan of the original big booty, J-Lo, or you lean more toward those Kardashian curves, one thing is for certain, the new millennium is all about having a great butt and flaunting it. If you've been working on those squats but still aren't seeing the type of results you want, dancing your way to a bigger booty in Zumba may be the next best option for you. Zumba classes are not only great for working out big muscle groups but they can help you quickly slim down so that you can start focusing on growing your best assets.
When it comes to living a fit and healthy life, getting the body you want takes a lot more than just hitting the gym regularly. A healthy diet is huge when it comes to slimming down or bulking up and what you eat can affect your workout routine significantly. But shopping for food these days for healthy meal planning can be a super confusing and daunting task if you aren't sure what you're looking for.
A BOSU ball workout is an excellent idea if you’re hoping to firm up and tone your core in ways you’ve only previously imagined. Because the ball isn’t a flat surface, it requires a great deal of control to keep it balanced while you do various exercises… or alternatively, to balance on it. This kind of work is excellent for your core, as well as improving your balance.
Getting stuck in a weight loss rut is something that happens to even the most positive workout enthusiasts. While getting down on yourself for reaching a plateau is never very helpful, it is important to recognize the need to liven things up a bit! Sometimes what you need to take your performance to the next level is the ability to change things up. If you're looking for a great way to lose more weight and turn more heads at the gym, try one of these fun and seriously simple health hacks to get your fitness game back on point.
Do you keep track of your exercise and caloric intake? What about your sleep cycle and shift in moods when shaking up your workouts? If not, you may be keeping yourself back from getting the body of your dreams and reaching your weight loss goals. Listen, not everyone was born to be a professional writer, but that doesn't mean that journaling for "your eyes only" is any less beneficial. As you progress in your health and fitness journey, keeping track of your progress, your cheat days and your triumphs with a weight loss journal is something that will help keep you accountable and on the right path.
Getting out for a ride is a great way to workout but sometimes riding solo can be a bit of a drag. If you've ever been curious as to why all the cool kids at the gym are so in love with spin classes (indoor cycling), you're not alone. Is there some sort of magic behind the special playlist that the instructor plays? Maybe everyone in the class just loves to be shouted at to pedal faster and climb those hills? Whatever the case, it's easy to see why so many gym-going Americans out there desperately want to check out one of these indoor cycling classes.