Tennis Workouts to Improve Your On-Court Performance

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By Shelby Andersson, Ocotillo Village Tennis Pro Tennis players that are looking to improve the performance out on the court can do so off the court! There is a multitude of traditional workouts that can help players up their game, but it all comes down to strength training. Let’s break it down:   Strength Training… Continue reading Tennis Workouts to Improve Your On-Court Performance

A Not-So-Typical Thanksgiving Dinner

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By Village Dietitian, Jamie Miller   Turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, gravy and corn… we all know the veteran dishes to a typical Thanksgiving dinner. But what if that seems too time consuming, a little boring or like too much food for a smaller crowd? Or what if there’s a guest attending your dinner with special… Continue reading A Not-So-Typical Thanksgiving Dinner

The Benefits of Body Scrubs

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By Heather Blascak, Lead Massage Therapist for the Village Health Clubs & Spas   Many people equate body scrubs to summertime. Bathing suits, shorts and tank tops make us think of perfecting our skin in order to show it off. In actuality, however, winter is the most beneficial time to exfoliate our skin. That dry,… Continue reading The Benefits of Body Scrubs

Be a Superhero with these Superhero Inspired Workout Moves

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By Faye Del Mundo, Ocotillo Village Personal Trainer   From the time we are little, we look up to superheroes and we want to be more like them. They have power, strength, discipline and determination, among other many qualities. What they can do is limitless and awe inspiring. They can fly, they can lift cars… Continue reading Be a Superhero with these Superhero Inspired Workout Moves

Improve Performance with Speed Drills

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By DuMaine Corbin, Village Personal Trainer At some point, many athletes and fitness enthusiasts want to accelerate their game. Some may be looking to improve their speed, and there are actually specific drills to help them accomplish this goal. Let’s take a look at speed itself — and how you can improve yours with some… Continue reading Improve Performance with Speed Drills

Healthy Party Treats for Tailgating

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By Jamie Miller, Registered Dietitian, Village Health Clubs & Spas Fall is quickly approaching, and that means one thing — football season is here! Whether you’re a loyal football fan, or don’t know a thing about the game, everyone loves the tasty dishes served up at a football tailgate. If being healthy this fall is… Continue reading Healthy Party Treats for Tailgating

Creative Chicken Salad Ideas

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By Jamie Miller, RD, Registered Dietitian, Village Health Clubs & Spas Chicken salad can be an awesome make-ahead meal idea, and in the warm months of Phoenix, there’s the added benefit of not needing to turn on the hot oven to prepare a delicious dish. However, the standard chicken salad base of mayo can make… Continue reading Creative Chicken Salad Ideas

Nutrition for Better Sleep

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By Jamie Miller, Registered Dietitian, Village Health Clubs & Spas Not getting quality sleep can affect every aspect of our health from cognitive functioning, blood pressure, digestion, weight gain, hormones, insulin levels and much more. While many lifestyle factors such as stress, screen time and low physical movement can impact sleep, the important role of… Continue reading Nutrition for Better Sleep

6 Hottest Hair Color Trends This Summer

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By: Noelia Clark and Molly Smith It’s practically summer, and that means it’s time to lighten up or freshen up your look — from head to toe! And the Village Health Clubs and Spas can help members achieve a new look for the season that’s on trend with some of the hottest hair color trends.… Continue reading 6 Hottest Hair Color Trends This Summer

Hydration Enhancers for Better Health

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We all know that being well hydrated is good for your overall health, especially when in a warm, dry climate like Arizona. But how much water does your body need? Is water alone enough to stay hydrated if you sweat more than normal? Are electrolytes needed to replenish our bodies? Village Clubs Dietitian, Jamie Miller,… Continue reading Hydration Enhancers for Better Health