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Welcome New Trainer, Dmitry Tepper!

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My fitness journey started only three years ago, I was unhealthy, unhappy and overweight. I was a member back then and some people still remember me being, looking and behaving as a totally different person. I had no energy to wake up in the morning and no drive to do anything. I had high blood pressure, high cholesterol and blood sugar. My lower back was killing me after a car accident that happened many years ago. I was buying shoes with no laces because I couldn’t bend down to tie them. The only answers I was getting from doctors was having a spinal fusion and taking statins and blood regulating pills that cause all kinds of problems and also are almost irreversible – once you get on them you have a little to no chance to get off of them. I didn’t like the alternative provided by doctors so I decided to take my destiny in my own hands. I decided to radically change my diet and start working out very seriously. At the beginning it was very hard to overcome the lack of energy and motivation. But the more I was doing this the better I felt and it gave me motivation to continue and with time, while increasing my training frequency. With proper guidance I quickly got to a different place. I actually felt so healthy and strong that I decided to start my powerlifting career. In only one year of doing so I was able to break four Maryland record sand one National record. I was able to solve so many of my own health problems so I started helping other people. At some point I realized that I like it so much so I decided to make it my second profession. I got certified by the National Academy of Sports Medicine as a personal trainer and joined my friends on the Aspen Hill Club Team.

 

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How Often Should I Restring My Racket?

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By: Tim Hahn, Aspen Hill Pro Shop Owner

 

As a general rule you should re-string each year as often as you play per week. If you play twice per week, you should restring  your racket twice per year. All strings gradually stretch and lose their resiliency or go dead, even if you play infrequently. When this happens you begin to swing harder, grip the racket tighter to get the same results from the ball.

Swinging harder and gripping tighter makes control more difficult, fatigue arrives early and may even contribute to tennis elbow. fresh strings help your racket play the way it was intended to play. If you have any question about rackets or restringing please stop by the Aspen Hill Pro shop. Tim will be glad to assist with your needs. Tim is a member of USRSA, a Master Racket
Technician, the Yonex National Stringing Team, and the USPTR.