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    Are you looking to get more out of your yoga class? Deb Nehlig, the newest member of the Spooky Nook Group Exercise Team, explains eight ways on how to do so! Arrive to class early. Some classes are crowded and the best way to start a yoga class is not being stressed about where to […]

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  • What is foam rolling

    By: Kelly Murphy, Personal Trainer Foam rollers are one of the most important tools in the gym! Foam rolling is a great way to prepare your body for the stresses of your upcoming workout and can also help improve the quality of your muscles by attempting to relieve tension and also help improve your flexibility. […]

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  • SammyFreese

    On January 2, 2016 Sammy Freese was excited about a new year full of possibilities. As a junior in high school, she was looking forward to volleyball season with the Nook Volleyball Academy and the potential to earn an offer to play in college. In a difficult match against Coastal 18 Blue, Sammy felt pain […]

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    It’s never too early to start planning your company or family holiday party! Jenna Martin, The Nook’s Sales Coordinator, enjoys planning holiday parties almost as much as she enjoys attending them. Martin says there are five significant factors in planning a successful holiday party: Venue/Location: “You want to have a venue that is easily accessible […]

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  • Why should you use kettlebells

    By: Kelly Murphy, Personal Trainer Simply stated – they deliver all-around fitness. Whether you are looking to get stronger or looking to improve your cardio the kettlebell delivers! Kettlebells are compact, pretty indestructible and can be used just about anywhere. Kettlebells improve coordination and agility, build strong, lean muscle, can help lower your heart rate […]

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  • Should you stretch before or after a workout

    By: David Kennedy, Head Strength & Conditioning Coach Both! Stretching is often overlooked, especially when an individual has time constraints such as working out over their lunch break. However, stretching before and after working out is vital to maintaining full range of motion through your joints, increasing blood circulation which in turn gives you more […]

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    What are those round bruises that Michael Phelps and other Olympic athletes have all over their bodies?  If you’ve been watching the Olympic Games, you may have noticed some strange, weird bruises on the backs and arms of some athletes, particularly swimmers.  So what are these strange marks?  Are the athletes adding their own “Olympic […]

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  • How do you stay motivated

    By: Marty Murphy, Personal Trainer Set realistic goals for your training, both short term and long term. Your trainer has a wealth of information to help you set these goals, talk to your trainer. Mix it up. Incorporate different types of training into your programs. Use strength training, boxing, and martial arts style training to […]

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  • Libby

    Libby Woffindin, a familiar face for The Nook Volleyball Academy, has recently been named The Nook’s Volleyball Director. Woffindin has been the Technical Director of the academy for the past year and has been coaching at The Nook since 2014. Woffindin is excited to begin this new role at The Nook stating she has always […]

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  • What type of cardio do you recommend

    By: David Kennedy, Head Strength & Conditioning Coach  High Intensity Interval Training, or HIIT for short is the popular recommendation in the fitness community and for good reason. HIIT is any form of cardio that includes intervals of high intensity exercise (i.e. sprinting), followed by a lower intensity exercise (i.e. walking at a brisk pace). […]

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  • PA Mavs & Nook

    The PA Mavericks is a premier field hockey club based out of Harrisburg, PA and comprised of elite players throughout central Pennsylvania. This club is nationally ranked and since 2007, has competed and medaled in numerous USA Field Hockey sanctioned festivals, tournaments, and championships at various levels of competition. Spooky Nook Field Hockey is focused […]

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    “Buzz, buzz, buzz,” sounds the Fitbit when you reach your goal of 10,000 steps! Whether you want to count your calories or just count your steps, these four step trackers have been voted the best by our Spooky Nook team members. Alyssa Stefanadis, the Nook’s Fitness Director, says you should choose a step tracker based […]

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  • Nook Gymnastics

    Nook Gymnastics Spooky Nook Sports is excited to announce the launch of Spooky Nook Gymnastics! Nook Gymnastics is a rewarding year-round program with the goal of teaching discipline, strength, flexibility, and a strong work ethic to athletes of all ages.  The program will also aim to prepare athletes for a bright future in not only […]

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  • Nook Field Hockey

    Nook Field Hockey Spooky Nook Field Hockey has been ranked the #1 U-19 Club in the Nation! Matt Soto, Spooky Nook’s Field Hockey Director, is honored to announce his academy program ranking. “I feel very proud of all of our players and coaches for the great efforts they have made. Our entire academy has contributed to […]

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  • Nook basketball

    Our Nook Basketball Academy is gearing up for an exciting season! The academy, run by our Director Mark Seidenburg, has developed a brand new program offering for the 2016 season! Along with the traditional academy, the basketball department has implemented a new developmental program in hopes of creating a year-round basketball program for youth players. […]

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  • baseball players

    Spooky Nook Baseball Director Troy Steffy has been training professional and amateur baseball athletes for over 16 years. For the past two years, Steffy has been training a very special group of athletes from Canada. Fourteen young baseball players travel from Montreal twice a year to visit Spooky Nook Sports and train specifically with Steffy. […]

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  • family events for springtime

    By The Youth Programming Staff With winter (hopefully) drawing to an end, the staff at the Nook have set their eyes ahead to warmer temperatures and spring time sunshine. To aide in our pursuit of busting the winter blues, we have put together a list of springtime family events happening in our area for you […]

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  • Bear Woods

    This week our PR Manager had a chance to sit down with Bear Woods, linebacker for the Canadian Football League: 1. Where are you from? I’m from Florida, near Jacksonville. Now I live in Alabama with my wife and two children. 2. Do you like Canada? Yes, I am in Quebec. The people and fans […]

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  • Nook Cheerleading

    “Cheerleaders don’t walk the red carpet, they rule the blue mat.” And rule the blue mat is what the Spooky Nook Cheerleading Academy did at their first all-squad Lancaster-based competition on February 6 at the Lancaster Marriott at Penn Square. Five out of the seven squads that make up the Nook Cheerleading Academy placed very […]

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  • MLK Kickoff Classic

    Today was the last day of the MLK Kickoff Classic Girls Volleyball Tournament 2016! The MLK Kickoff Classic spans across nine different locations in Lancaster & York, PA. This event uses a total of 73 courts over three days. This year, the Nook welcomed almost 200 teams to our facility and hosted 25 different volleyball […]

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  • U-21 USA vs. U-21 Great Britain

    U-21 USA vs. U-21 Great Britain Series Spooky Nook Sports hosted the U-21 U.S. Women’s National Field Hockey Team and the U-21 Great Britain Field Hockey Team in a five game series that started Wednesday, January 6 and ended on Tuesday, January 12. The U.S. U-21 team ended the series with three total wins, one tie, […]

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  • 2015 Year in Review & New Year Resolutions

    2015 Year in Review & New Year Resolutions Spooky Nook Sports has a lot to be thankful for in 2015! This year we expanded our facility to include the Warehouse Hotel and Forklift & Palate Restaurant. We added Spooky Nook Cheerleading and Spooky Nook Ice Hockey to our repertoire of sports. We added 50,000 square feet to […]

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  • fitness success

    Heather Perez, a fitness member of Spooky Nook Sports, knows that with hard work and step-by-step goals, results happen. At 22 years old and 2251bs, Heather found herself in a break up with her high school sweetheart and fiance. With this difficult upheaval in her life, Heather decided it was time for a change and to […]

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  • This is the third year The Nook has participated in the Isaiah Owens Toys for Tots Campaign.

    This is the third year The Nook has participated in the Isaiah Owens Toys for Tots Campaign. Isaiah, a local student, is 14 years old and is very active in community organizations like Toys for Tots and The Ronald McDonald House. Toys for Tots is a program run by the United States Marine Corps Reserve […]

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  • Medicine Ball Full Body Workouts with Jim Launer

    Medicine Ball Full Body Workouts with Jim Launer Medicine balls were first used in Ancient Greece in 400 B.C. If you have ever accidentally kicked one, you probably found that they are pretty heavy. Balls range in a variety of different sizes and weights. Be sure to find the best weight for you. Here are […]

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  • winning

    By Abby Dixon, Marketing Assistant Winning feels good. The feeling of conquering and overcoming an obstacle gives people (especially competitive people) a rush of adrenaline. The sensation fuels us to do our best and work hard, and in its best form is a motivator to meet goals. At its worst, winning becomes the only goal. […]

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    Click here to view larger map. Manheim, Pa - Spooky Nook Sports is proud to announce the expansion of our fitness center and fitness membership offerings! We are grateful to the numerous members and staff whose feedback and ideas contributed to the design of this expansion. Since our opening in June 2013, our fitness center memberships have seen […]

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  • The Conquer Run

    This year the Youth Programming Department has the pleasure of hosting the Kid’s Area at The Conquer Run! The Conquer Run benefits Four Diamonds at Penn State Hershey Children’s Hospital, providing direct support for children with cancer and supporting research to ultimately find a cure for cancer. On Saturday, October 3rd runners, families, and friends […]

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  • Spooky Nook Sports is excited to announce the launch of Nook Cheerleading.

    Lancaster, Pa – Spooky Nook Sports is excited to announce the launch of Nook Cheerleading. Nook Cheer offers athletes, ages 6 to 18, beginner & tumbling classes, flier & stretch classes, stunt camps & clinics, recreational & all-star competitions, and a competitive All-Star cheer program, Nook All-Star Cheer Academy. Nook All-Star Cheer Academy will also offer a […]

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  • Legendary MLB Scout Fred Ferreira

    Central PA’s top youth baseball players may be selected for the Baltimore Orioles Fall Scouting Team. Manheim, PA – Fred Ferreira is currently Executive Director of International Recruiting for the Baltimore Orioles. His impressive MLB resume includes Vice President and Director of International Operations with the New York Yankess, Montreal Expos, and Florida Marlins. Ferreira’s […]

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    Lancaster, PA - Spooky Nook Sports is excited to announce the launch of Nook Ice Hockey, a player-development program for youth hockey players. This program is based on age-appropriate competition and training for both boys and girls. New players begin with “First Steps – Learn to Skate” and progress through the program to 20 years old […]

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    It’s a Tuesday morning and as I open my eyes my mind is already wandering to the wedding favors I still have to make, the table linens I have to buy, the ring I have to get resized, the rehearsal dinner invitations I need to send, and the wedding dress payment I need to make. […]

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    By: Madeline LaCesa LAT, ATC, AASDN Certified Nutrition Specialist Many people struggle when it comes to choosing the right foods to prepare the body for things like sports games, distance races, and even activities of daily living. It is important to fuel your body properly every day, but especially if you’re a “Girl on the […]

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    Why Join an Adult Rec League? My high school years are long gone, but I remember the time when I practiced and played a lot of volleyball. Practices kept me in shape and I enjoyed the competition and the effort to constantly improve my game. College came and went as well, and I was too […]

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    Spooky Nook Sports Welcomes New Director of Volleyball Spooky Nook Sports is pleased to announce that Gerald Conrad has been named the new Director of Volleyball. Gerald brings a tremendous amount of success and experience to our volleyball program. His knowledge, network, and leadership will be true assets to prospective volleyball athletes. Conrad will officially begin […]

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  • South Central Select and Spooky Nook Sports

    Spooky Nook Sports announces an expansion to Basketball programming Manheim, PA - On Friday, February 6, Spooky Nook Sports announced a newly formed relationship with the South Central Select Basketball program and with head coach, Tigh Savercool. South Central Select Basketball program has brought a developmental and exposure-driven boys basketball program to Central  Pennsylvania. Started in 2012 by Tigh Savercool, […]

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  • Fun Futsal Facts

    Fact #1 – All of the world’s greatest players grew up playing futsal and recognize the game as a major reason for their foot skills and ability to think quickly under pressure. Pele, Maradona, Messi, Kaka, Xavi, Ronaldo, Robinho, Ronaldinho, and Fabregas are just some of the players that grew up playing futsal. Fact #2 […]

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  • An Interview with an Olympian

    In September, two-time Olympian and current USA Field Hockey player Katelyn “Falgo” Falgowski joined Spook Nook Field Hockey as Technical Director. As the New Year rings in, The Nook and Falgo have new goals to grow the game at the Home of Hockey and to encourage girls to pursue their dreams. In a recent interview […]

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  • USA Softball Visits The Nook

    Ken Eriksen, Head Coach of the USA Softball National Team, visited Spooky Nook Sports for the first time in September. As a coach who has traveled to training centers and fields all over the world, Coach Eriksen knows what it takes to train elite softball players. During his tour of Spooky Nook, Coach Eriksen remarked, […]

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  • USA Field Hockey Scrimmage

    USA Field Hockey Scrimmage  Open to the Public    USA Field Hockey is having an intra-squad scrimmage in the Spooky Nook Dome. Come show your support for USA! Date/Time:   Thursday, December 18 2:00pm Fee:   FREE!

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  • Motivation as the Cold Sets In

    It’s the time of year that is announced by pumpkin flavored coffee and holidays of overeating.   Leaves will start changing colors, the air will become crisp, and layering clothing becomes necessary as temperatures drop. Yes, the cold weather months are nearly upon us.  And although that means hibernation for bears, we must not follow in […]

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  • Labor Day: Monday, September 1 Hours

    Spooky Nook Sports will be open from 5:00am – 2:00pm on Monday, September 1st with a modified group exercise schedule.  The abbreviated hours of operation are in place due to the observation of Labor Day. Modified Group Exercise Schedule: 7:00am – 7:45am: BODYPUMP Express (studio 13) 8:00am – 8:45am: Cyclogy (studio 29) 8:00am – 8:45am: Zumba (studio 13) […]

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  • A Healthy Breakfast Leads to a Healthy Lifestyle

    The dogs are barking, kids are yelling, lunch boxes sit empty awaiting the day’s edibles.  Not only are you trying to ready yourself for the day (after hitting snooze one too many times), but your children are relying on you to make them breakfast. Sugary cereals are truly the last thing they need before they […]

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    There is a common misconception that strength and conditioning is unsafe or dangerous for youth.  I would have to agree with this statement if the training is taking place in an unsafe, unmonitored environment that does not take into consideration the individual, their age, or their maturity.  If a youth athlete is taught the basics, […]

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  • 10U Baseball Team Named in Perfect Game Super Rankings

    10U Black Nook Baseball Team Named #17 in the Perfect Game Super 25 Rankings The PG Super25 Mid-Atlantic Region is striving to bring the region together, creating new matchups and exciting tournaments for all age divisions. After posting the initial 9u rankings, the pre-season content continues with the region’s 10u baseball rankings and outlook: Favorite: […]

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  • Team USA to Host First Test Series Against Canada

    First International Event at Spooky Nook Sports  Manheim, PA - USA Field Hockey is pleased to confirm that the U.S. Women’s National Squad will be taking on the Canadian Women’s National Team in a capped, four-game series next week at Spooky Nook Sports in Lancaster, PA. The matches will take place on March 10, 11, 13 […]

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