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HVP May 2017

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Page 12 of 39 n Hudson Valley Parent 13 Mind-body exercise When exercising, it's important to work out both the body and the mind to achieve better overall health. Some sports and fitness activities allow people to zone out, such as running on a treadmill at a gym. But other sports engage and strengthen the mind as much as they do our muscles, tennis being a great example. It requires players to be totally focused and mentally engaged. Corey Thompson, the adult and junior programmer at Taconic Sport & Racquet in Hopewell Junction, spelled out the complexities of the game: players need to use a lot of eye-hand coordination, they must race to the right spot to meet the ball, pull back on the racquet at the right angle in order to successful- ly hit it back across the net. Add into the mix playing a doubles game and coordinating all of this with a partner, and it's clear tennis takes a lot of mental engagement and acuity. Because of the dynamism of the sport, Thompson says getting into tennis at an older age can be intimidating for some, but he encourages moms and dads to take note of a free introductory clinic his facility is holding during the week of May 8 through May 14 meant for beginners of all ages. Although pre-registration is required for each event taking place both during the day and evening hours, attendees can participate for free in drills throughout the week using a modified court and modified balls to help them get up and running - or hitting over the net. For more information, visit call 845-226-8485 Brilah Harris is a writer from Newburgh and a regular contributor to Hudson Valley Parent. Stevens Realty Group 171 Main St. New Paltz, NY 12561 845-256-8868; Stevens Realty Group is a cutting-edge boutique Hudson Valley based Real Estate Brokerage, specializing in Real Estate, Proper- ty Management and Contracting Services. Arlington Dental Associates 876 Dutchess Turnpike - Route 44 Poughkeepsie, NY 12603 (845) 454-7023; Arlington Dental Associates, providing ad- vanced and comprehensive dental services in the lower Hudson Valley for over 23 years. Arlington Dental Associates The fun beginz at Quinnz Pinz! The fun beginz at Quinnz Pinz! (845) 343-8121 Women Bowling with Wine A fun night out with the girls! May 20th at 6:30pm $13/pp for 2 games & 2 bottles of wine Enjoy more me time! e Enjoy more me time! 13-19 Railroad Ave. Middletown , NY 10940 Sip n Paint Paint Your Pet! A fundraiser for Pet's Alive @ Quinnz Pinz May 13th at 6:00pm $35/pp for supplies & a glass of wine beauty & fitness

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