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Tennis has followed me since I was a kid, which was, of course, my dad’s influence. But it’s kind of amazing that it’s stuck with me throughout my life and is still the workout I return to. We played tennis as a family, and I still play with two of my brothers. There was always one brother who was a little better. In a family of seven, there’s bound to be some good competition. Last month, Christmas celebrations gave my family a reason, besides tennis, to get together. There were about 30 of us, including my siblings, their spouses, kids, grandkids, and great grandkids. It was a special time. Even though most of us live within 30 miles of each other, it’s not often we all get together. I hope you had a fun holiday and a great start to the new year. When you need to get back into BODYPUMP, come to Fore Court. When you’re looking for a racquetball partner, come find me. -Dave Morin
not at the level of West Coast teams. It’s a bigger sport in other parts of the United States. There are a lot of great college teams, including at West Point. Just as you’d expect, those military guys were very good. Racquetball is a quick, high-intensity workout. In one hour’s time, you’re constantly moving. The game is so fast- paced that you’re finished working out before you know it. It’s the type of game that helps you forget you’re exercising, and it’s a perfect way to release some stress. The sport is a great winter workout if you’re looking for one. I’ve played with some of you in the past, and I’m excited to get back on the court. Besides racquetball, I’m also hoping to get back into group exercise. It’s something else I’ve let slide in the last couple years. I need the accountability and strength training that group classes give you. BODYPUMP is a go-to for me because I get a workout for all my muscles in one quick class. When you’re stuck, you can just follow along, and it’s unbelievable how the instructors help you pick it up easily.
Fitness is an ongoing adventure. At 52, I’m not as active as I once was. These days, moderation is key. It’s more important for me to be moderate in all areas than be aggressive in a few. I watch what I eat, avoid a lot of sweets, and I’m still an avid tennis player. At this stage, I prefer doubles. I like having a teammate I can depend on so it’s not just me out there. Everyone is starting their fitness resolutions this time of year, and I’m no exception. My goal is to start playing racquetball again. I played growing “ The game is so fast-paced that you’re finished working out before you know it. It’s the type of game that helps you forget you’re exercising, and it’s a perfect way to release some stress.”
up and all the way through college. In 1987, we went to the National Collegiate Championships in Colorado. The competition was very good, and we were
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