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Know Your Tennis Racquet Bevels

A tennis racquet’s handle has an octagonal shape, and the 8 sides are called bevels. The bevels serve as a reference point for executing certain grip types, as well as providing a comfortable shape to hold the racquet. Here’s what you need to know about tennis racquet bevels.

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Effectively Training in Cold Weather

A couple weeks ago, we discussed the potential risks of exercising in extreme hot weather. But what about the other end of the spectrum? What risks exist in extreme cold weather? Let’s take a look at how you can prepare for cold weather exercise.

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Cherry Chocolate Nice Cream Recipe

Looking for a healthier, non-dairy alternative to ice cream this summer? Look no further than this Cherry Chocolate Vegan Nice Cream recipe. Using frozen bananas for the base, this recipe is loaded with sweetness and flavor without added sugar and is safe for those with lactose intolerance. The almond extract helps enhance the flavor of […]

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Annette Malloy Wins USPTA Industry Award

We want to congratulate Elite Sports Clubs Tennis Professional Annette Malloy for winning the Nancy Mickler Award from the USPTA Midwest division! Annette was chosen for the essay she wrote on how tennis is a lifelong sport, which you can read here.

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Preparing for Life Outside the Club

Everyone has their own fitness goals, to improve mobility, weight loss, etc., but have you ever trained for something specific beyond the long-term benefits of exercise? What you train for in here helps you live your life to the fullest. Here are just some things one might prepare for their life outside the club.

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Glossary of Swimming Terms

If you’re not a regular swimmer, you might not be familiar with common swimming terms associated with exercise or racing. While there are plenty of terms in the swimming world, we’ve compiled a list you might hear us using around the clubs during swim lessons or classes.

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10 Back-to-School Lunch Ideas for Kids

Now that kids are preparing for their return to school, here is your chance to get ahead of the curve and plan out some nutritious options. Instead of packing the same items everyday, check out these meals for some fresh, new ideas. Keep in mind that each meal should include a protein, fruit and vegetable […]

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Staff Highlight: Carey Bongard

We’re thrilled to announce that Carey Bongard has been named our new General Manager at Elite Sports Club-North Shore! Carey has been with us for many years and worked in a variety of roles. Get to know more about her background in this staff highlight!

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