I'm going to be very honest with you – I never thought the day would come when I would write a post that had anything AT ALL to do with Anna Kournikova. But that day has come.
Anna appeared on NBC's “The Biggest Loser” this week, taking the losers through a Cardio Tennis workout. I've done Cardio Tennis, both at the Canyon Ranch in Tucson, AZ and here at my club. It can be a really great workout (assuming it doesn't degenerate into just a regular old tennis drill session). A lot of running is involved. A lot of footwork drills go on (running ladders, jumping cones, fun stuff like that). And A LOT of tennis balls are hit. So I think Anna actually did a great job giving the contestants a pretty good Cardio Tennis workout.
Here's the clip from the show. It's only about 2 1/2 minutes and, if you're unfamiliar with Cardio Tennis, it gives you an idea of what the workout is like:
Maybe this happened because Anna is about to become the face of Cardio Tennis? Maybe it happened because people will pay attention to anything, including Cardio Tennis, if Anna Kournikova is involved? I don't know the answer. I just know I'm happy to see anything involving tennis on prime time TV.
Here's a cute shot of Anna with the losers (although I prefer the photo at the top of this post where she's exiting her helicopter in her K-Swiss tennies, begin protected by a bodyguard with an umbrella):
If you want to find out more about Cardio Tennis, check out their web site: www.cardiotennis.com. They have a locator in the middle of the home page (and on the bottom of other pages) that will help you find a Cardio Tennis site in your own home town.
Photos via www.kournikova.com.
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