‘Bounce to the beat with this exciting tennis inspired workout for all abilities’
WHAT’S IT ABOUT?
Cardio Tennis is an energetic group fitness class that combines tennis drills and activities with cardiovascular exercise, delivering the ultimate full body, calorie burning workout. It is set to up-tempo music and is a great way to get fit, meet new people, improve your game and have fun!
WHY CARDIO TENNIS?
Cardio tennis sessions are a great way to get active as they are energetic and fast paced. Sessions are designed so that you are always moving and maintaining a high energy workout. The workouts are structured so that there are warm up activities, tennis based drills and cool down activities. The tennis drills work on all shots and tactical situations and are mostly fed by the coach, but points based drills and doubles play are also part of the session. There are also usually one or two fun, ‘game style’ drills to keep everyone on their toes towards the end of the session.
Cardio tennis classes are geared towards keeping you in your target heart-rate zone so that you can burn the most calories and get the best workout possible in the hour long sessions. Men can burn between 500-1000 calories in one class, and women between 300 and 500. Cardio Tennis is similar to interval training which is periods of high intensity followed by short periods of rest. Interval training is considered one of the best ways to train for optimum health and fitness.
All abilities and fitness levels welcome
The only pre-requisite to joining a class is that you are prepared to have lots of fun and get fit along the way. Getting the ball in is less important than keeping your heart rate up, but as you will be hitting lots of balls, as long as you make contact once in a while, you will be guaranteed to make improvement whatever your level!
The cardio tennis drills are mostly fed by the coach so you can make the cardio tennis session work for you and your goals. If you are a bit out of shape or more of a beginner player then you can slow things down to a level you are comfortable with. If you are a more advanced player you can take the session to a higher level by demanding more of your shots as well as challenge your level of fitness for a more intense workout.
Social and Fun
Alongside getting fitter and better at tennis, one of the real benefits is that it is also a social activity and is a great way to meet new people. The combination of music and a class capacity of up to 12 people creates a great atmosphere and ensures that above all everyone has a great time!