Cardio Tennis, best workout, is High-intensity interval training(HIIT),a form of interval training, an exercise strategy alternating periods of short intense anaerobic exercise with less-intense recovery periods. HIIT is a form of cardiovascular exercise. This type of training provides improved athletic capacity, improved glucose metabolism and improved fat burning.
With Cardio Tennis, it’s about the workout, not the competition.
Benefits of Cardio Tennis
It’s no secret that tennis is great exercise for people of all ages. But Cardio Tennis takes it to another level—and the important thing is, you’re having so much fun, even though you’re working so hard,
that you don’t even realize you’re doing some of the best things you possibly can for your health. For many people, CT is a much better fitness option than trying to drag yourself to a gym for a rather routine and boring workout.
CT participants consistently get their heart rates into their effective training zones easily because they’re enjoying the activity. When that happens, they burn more calories than in singles or doubles tennis, and more than in many other fitness options. On average, with eight people in a class, women will burn 300 to 500 calories and men 500 to 1,000 calories.
Importantly, Cardio Tennis also helps fight obesity. In fact, many people use CT to lose weight (you can read about some these “success stories”—with participants losing as much as 100 pounds—at www.cardiotennis.com). Recently, I was asked to do a Cardio Tennis class for a bride-to-be and her wedding party, because she had gained weight and needed to fit into her wedding dress!
Even though the focus of Cardio is on getting a great workout (and the “interval training” aspect of CT is important for a healthy heart and overall fitness), you’re also “playing” tennis, and there’s no better way to train for tennis than by being on the tennis court. The American College of Sports Medicine recommends a minimum of two hours of exercise per week at moderate intensity or one hour per week at high intensity. Cardio Tennis twice per week more than fulfills this recommendation.
Cardio for All Ages
Cardio Tennis is for players of all levels
and ages. Former US Open champ Tracy
Austin does Cardio Tennis three times a
week as her workout. For advanced players,
it can be a break from their normal
training activities and they can work on
specific shots and spins in realistic situations.
And Cardio Tennis is for kids, too!
Kids 10 and under will participate in
Cardio Tennis using QuickStart Tennis
guidelines and pedometers. For this age
group 15 to 20 minutes of Cardio can be
What You Can Expect in Cardio Tennis
- A tennis pro who is engaging and motivating.
- Getting into your target heart rate zone quickly.
- Games and drills that are both “cooperative” and “competitive.”
- A safe, healthy workout designed for everyone, from beginning players to advanced, from kids to seniors.
Cardio Tennis Kids
The program is designed to engage children into loving tennis and fitness through a fun, interactive, and highly successful delivery system.The CTK environment develops tennis and athletic skills essential in player development while at the same time improving health and fitness, making it a winner for every child who steps on the court.
For more on Cardio Tennis, and to find a class near you, visit www.cardiotennis.com. If your local facility doesn’t offer CT, talk to your tennis director and or email firstname.lastname@example.org.