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When I was asked if I would like to review an exercise class, I have to be honest, I hesitated but the opportunity to hit things and wear a cute outfit sealed the deal. A high energy, tennis based cardio workout for an hour one afternoon, sure no worries I could handle it.
Tell me… does this look like the face of someone who handled it? Errr… no would be the answer. That class kicked my fat chunky ass. I burned in places I’d never burned in before. Half an hour in I piked out and Steve took over while I clung to my inhaler. I cried. I was angry at myself because my body wouldn’t keep up the pace. For the first time I really felt my weight, like really felt it. I was furious because I was missing out on the fun.
Yes that’s right, I was having fun… turns out I like to hit things and wear my
wanky posh Hayman Island hat. Sure my lungs were burning, my knees were shaking and my face had turned an attractive shade of beetroot but I was enjoying myself. The pace was energetic, I had to constantly push myself but the routines swiftly changed and kept me on my toes.
A Cardio Tennis session comprises six key components:
- Warm-up, cardio segment (drill-based and play-based activities) and cool down
- Music – 120 to 150 beats per minute
- Heart rate monitors and regular heart rate checks
- Low-compression balls
- Cardio Burst activities (15-20 second aerobic activities such as agility ladders, footwork activities etc.)
- The coach (energetic, enthusiastic and engaging).
My ass wasn’t the only one being kicked, even the skinny girls were huffing and puffing about, the dudes were no different. In short the class is designed to keep your heart rate up, you never stand still you’re just constantly moving. You play games, you beat obstacles and you work on your aim and coordination. Sounds like hard work, don’t get me wrong, it is but it’s fun I swear. In short, would I do it again? The answer, YES!
The big question is… would you like to give it a go? Cardio Tennis have been generous enough to offer one lucky reader the ultimate prize to get you ready and raring to go on the court. The pack includes:
- Wilson Tennis Racquet
- Five Cardio Tennis Lesson Passes
- Suunto Heart Rate Monitor
- Cardio Tennis Singlet Top
Looking to avoid the gym with an outdoor session that will keep up the tempo during your workout? Cardio Tennis is supported and endorsed by Tennis Australia, you can find your local coach here: http://cardiotennis.com.au/
For your chance to win all you have to do is answer this question: What is your favourite colour to wear when working out and why?
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