Michele Krause, Cardio Tennis Consultant for USTA, is back for the third episode to tell us how Cardio Tennis can make you the biggest loser too! Actually, she’s here to tell us about how Cardio Tennis was featured on the hit show “The Biggest Loser” and talks about how other celebrities have helped push Cardio Tennis into the mainstream.
Cardio Tennis’ Beginnings
In the early 2000s, Tennis industry experts realized group fitness activities were more popular than traditional sports. From that, Cardio Tennis was born! They launched it at the US Open in 2005 with hundreds of people participating, After its launch, Michele and her tennis colleagues figured it would become popular in the United States but it was so well-received that it went global! Michele has had the privilege of traveling all over the world introducing people to Cardio Tennis as a heart rate-based workout.
Cardio Tennis is a heart rate-based workout and you should not get hurt while participating. If you play with the wrong tennis ball (the traditional yellow/green one) that is bound to happen! If you play with the correct ball, 2.5s and 4.0s can play on the same court! You can also play with two bounces!
Cardio Tennis is About Empowerment
Cardio Tennis is about empowerment. If you play with the orange ball (also called “the fitness ball” or the “cardio ball”). Much like Orange Theory or any other group fitness class at a gym, Cardio Tennis should be fun! The difference between those classes is, you can’t hit a tennis ball like you can in a Cardio Tennis class. Unfortunately, many tennis coaches run cardio tennis as an extension of a tennis clinic.
A lot of coaches put on music and feed a lot of balls and call it “Cardio Tennis”. That’s not the right way to teach it. There’s a very set format with time hacks — just like any group fitness class. If a tennis player takes a Cardio Tennis class in Atlanta, it should be run the same way as a Cardio Tennis class in Alabama.
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