Blog | Redding Gym

Blog | Redding Gym

Spring Training!

April 1st, 2nd and 3rd
6:00am-11:00am and
in the Sun Oaks lobby.

Our Personal Training team will be recruiting members who are ready to takethe next step in their fitness journey! Let us figure out your starting positions with a FREE Goal Setting Consultation and fitness assessment. Total value +$65!

Purchase any Personal

Training Package for 30% off!

Lowest prices of the year and good for 3 days only!
Packages will include 2 Styku 3D Body Scans. A $100 value

Enter to win a pair of Premier Field Club Level tickets to a Giants game or an Outdoor Adventure package from Wild Beginnings Adventure Co!
We will also have goodie bags and more prizes each day!

Cresswell Newsletter

March / April  2019

Sun Oaks Newsletter

Keeping tennis fun and pain free

Tennis is enjoyed by many people of all ages, whether it is treated as a fun pastime with friends or a competitive sport that brings excitement and victory with every match. Either way, tennis can positively impact your health in many ways in addition to the fun it brings. It strengthens your cardiovascular system with the frequent “sprints” that occur while getting to a ball and helps with weight loss, increased muscle strength and bone mass, improved balance and coordination and even improved brain power. However, this game can also lead to both traumatic and overuse injuries. Fortunately, these injuries can often be avoided by doing the following:

1) Make sure you prepare your body for the game by warming up first. After a general warm up, incorporate tennis-specific dynamic movements involving all the muscles that will be engaged during the game. 

2) Cool down when you are done playing. Instead of throwing yourself on the lawn after a tiring game, allow your heartrate to return to its resting rate gradually by jogging around the court and slowing down to a walk. 

3) Stretch the muscles that were involved during your sport. For tennis, these muscles include your quadriceps (front of thigh), hamstrings (back of thigh), calves, and shoulders. Try to hold all your stretches for 30 seconds and perform each one twice. 

4) Wear good tennis shoes with skid-resistant soles

5) Use good technique. If you are new to the game, taking a few lessons may help to teach you how to use your body correctly and become a more effective tennis player. 

6) Stay hydrated: Drink at least 2 cups of water a half hour before playing. During the game, take water breaks at each changeover (~half a cup).

If you still end up with pain after a game, try the RICE technique: rest, ice, compression, elevation for 15 minutes at a time a few times a day. If pain persists, physical therapy may be the key to getting you back on the court with a reduced chance of re-injury.  

Listen to your body’s wisdom and contact Cresswell Physical Therapy for tips on staying active while recuperating from injury. We can be reached for appointments by calling 244-7686, and we can help transition you back to your Sun Oaks trainer through our collaboration partnership with Sun Oaks. We accept most insurance. 

Buela Alioto

After a bone scan I was told I have osteoporosis and a “fractured hip waiting to happen”, but with proper exercise, my bones could rebuild.  I decided to hire a personal trainer at Sun Oaks, and I was fortunate enough to meet Deborah Skinner.  She put me on a program to regain what I had lost.  Over the last few months, my strength and balance have dramatically improved, and the doctors are impressed with my progress.