Exercising is stepping out of my comfort zone. Playing tennis is stepping out of my comfort zone and about 100 yards to the left. But today I took a deep breath and tried the Cardio Rip Tennis class offered at Valley Athletics and I had SO much fun doing it!
I am NOT a tennis player, the only time I ever "played" tennis was in gym class in High School -- and that was mainly who could hit the balls over the fence to waste time going to grab them.
I was super nervous because I've never played but Kelly, the instructor was awesome! She told me how to hold my racquet, how to hit the ball and really encouraged me the entire time.
Now, what is Cardio Rip Tennis? Cardio Tennis brings in cardio while doing tennis movements. For one example we had to run up volley, run back to overhead, and run back up to volley, then run back to the line. It combines it all and you really really work out a sweat! I thought it was so much fun because I was learning something new, getting a GREAT workout in, and I was able to take some stress out by hitting the ball.
The Rip part of Cardio Rip Tennis is the strength training after the cardio. It uses a rip trainer and you do moves that works the muscles that you would be using playing tennis. It adds as much resistance as you need and it may look easy....but my arms were shaking during it. It felt great! :)
It was all so much fun and I recommend it to anyone who wants to get a great workout in and learn something new! Maybe I have a future in tennis? First I'll need to work on that hand-eye coordination.
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