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5 Bad Eating Habits to Avoid at Work

  • by Dylan Edwards
  • November 16, 2016
Are you ever at work and have the urge to go grab that last donut in the lounge? It’s common that many people in the working world have developed their bad habits of eating in the work place. Whether you have back to back meetings, a lot of tasks to complete by the end of […]Read More >>

Alkaline pH: Maintaining Levels for Vitality

  • by Dylan Edwards
  • November 15, 2016
When thinking about living a healthy lifestyle, what characteristics come to mind?  For me, I believe it is a synergistic balance of mental and physical well-being; giving your body and mind both the attention they need day in and day out to reach their optimal condition.  This involves daily training; testing the limits of both […]Read More >>

Mobility 101

  • by Players U Editor
  • October 3, 2016
If you spend any time listening to the latest in the fitness community you have probably heard the term “mobility” thrown out. So what exactly is mobility training? Mobility training (not to be confused with stretching) is the practice of engaging muscle, tendons, fascia, ligaments and joints to increase range of motion and motor control. […]Read More >>

Carbohydrates for Athletic Performance

  • by Players U Editor
  • September 26, 2016
Carbohydrates are the body’s main source of fuel for athletes. Virtually all of the tissues in the human body rely on glycolysis (breakdown of glucose into ATP) for cellular energy. The central nervous system (which includes the brain) relies heavily on glucose for energy. Our brains are very needy when it comes to carbs and […]Read More >>

Stress and The Mind Body Connection

  • by Players U Editor
  • September 20, 2016
The mind-body connection suggests that our physical health is a reflection of our mental state and that our mental state is a reflection of known and unknown physiology. The growing research in the field of the mind-body connection and quantum physics tells us that there is more to the human body than what we simply […]Read More >>

20 Questions for Tyler Kopp – Summer Baseball Intern

  • by Les O'Hara
  • May 22, 2016
Tyler is one of newest additions to our summer #chasinggreatness staff.  Stud ball player for North Park College, we sat him in a dug out to get our 20 questions in on him. Age, weight, and your serial (fav) number? 21 yrs old, 165 lbs and favorite number is 17 Where did you grow up and go […]Read More >>

The Terrific Trio: 3 Exercises to Prioritize

  • by Garrett Peterson
  • April 24, 2016
In the gym, building a solid foundation is the first and foremost requirement to achieving your long term fitness goals.  There are certain “God-Father” exercises, that date back all the way to the very beginning of physical culture, that are pivotal to include when programming if you’re seeking to build a strong and functional muscular […]Read More >>

KidsU Summer Camp 2016: June 13th – June 24th

  • by Editor Players U
  • April 19, 2016
  Improve your child’s game and have a blast at Players U Summer Camps! Register Now for KidsU Summer Camps!         TwitterFacebook0LinkedinPinterest0emailRead More >>

New Course at the U – Bushido MMA

  • by Players U Editor
  • April 3, 2016
WAY OF THE WARRIOR: In Japan, Bushido signified the code of ethical behavior followed by Samurai Warriors. Today, the philosophy of Bushido represents the underlying set of values for all the martial arts. It incorporates virtues such as honor, humility, discipline, courage and self-confidence. Dylan Edwards wanted to give back to the community he grew […]Read More >>

20 Questions for Anthony Concialdi – Baseball Professor at Play Ball USA

  • by Players U Editor
  • March 18, 2016
Anthony Concialdi is one of the favorite professors that teaches here at Players U. Running the Play Ball USA day to day operations here in Mt. Propsect as well as coaching private lessons, we barely found time to get our 20 questions in on him. 1.  Age, weight, and your serial (fav) number? 25, 175, # 14 2. Where […]Read More >>