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Tennis Australia announces Fitbit as new Cardio Tennis partner
Tennis Australia has welcomed Fitbit, the world’s biggest seller of wearable fitness products, as the new partner of the program that will now be known as Fitbit Cardio Tennis.
As part of the Fitbit Cardio Tennis program, participants will be encouraged to use fitness trackers like those from Fitbit to track stats such as steps, caloric burn and heart rate.
Fitbit Cardio Tennis workouts are designed to help participants improve their hand-eye coordination, tennis skills and fitness levels. The sessions include a warm up, cardio segments featuring drill-based and play-based tennis activities, and a cool down. Thousands of Australians regularly participate in the program at more than 750 clubs around the country.
Demonstrating the high energy tennis workout at the National Tennis Centre today were Australian tennis great Todd Woodbridge and Fitbit ambassador and personal trainer Luke Hines.
Woddbridge explained “this partnership is a fantastic opportunity to grow participation in tennis. A Fitbit Cardio Tennis workout is a great way to introduce new players to the sport or to encourage lapsed players back on court for a fun fitness session,” Woodbridge said.
“We’re looking forward to more people taking part in Fitbit Cardio Tennis to improve their tennis skills and endurance, while encouraging all Australians to lead a healthier, more active lifestyle.”
As part of the partnership Fitbit Cardio Tennis coaches will wear Fitbit Charge HR™ and Fitbit Surge™ devices and will show participants how they can track their workouts, maximise their training and intensity with heart rate tracking, as well as monitor their progress with the devices and the Fitbit® app. With SmartTrack™ automatic exercise recognition on both activity trackers, participants can effortlessly track their tennis games including duration, calories burned and heart rate stats, and view the information in the Fitbit app. Whether their objective is to burn more calories, workout in a specific heart rate zone or simply participate in a fun workout and get credit for it, the coaches will provide guidance, tennis tips and encouragement to help participants reach their goals.
Hines added “Fitbit is helping Australians get more out of their tennis training by providing a positive, fun experience that will get their hearts pumping.
“We are excited to see tennis players at all levels, along with those keen to try out tennis, come together to challenge themselves and improve their game and their overall cardio health.
“Using a Fitbit device as part of the program, participants can track the impact this exercise had on their overall day and monitor their development over time, helping them make informed decisions to meet their health and fitness objectives.”
For more information and to sign up for Fitbit Cardio Tennis, visit www.cardiotennis.com.au
For information on Fitbit go to www.fitbit.com
23rd January 2016 - WEARABLE FITNESS DEVICES HELP 60% OF WEST AUSTRALIAN USERS REACH GOALS
8th January 2016 - FITBIT SUED OVER CLAIMS OF MISLEADING HEART RATE TRACKING
20th January 2016 - TENNIS AUSTRALIA ENHANCES PLAYER PATHWAY FOR GIRLS AND WOMEN
22nd August 2012 - PILOT WORKSHOP TO EXPAND CARDIO TENNIS
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