Keep Your Tennis Game Strong with Time Working Out

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  1. Keep Your Tennis Game Strong with Time Working Out

    Playing sports is a lifetime love for countless people. And if you’re a maturing athlete, you don’t have to give up your favorite games. Regular exercise at the gym or studio can keep you strong, fit and agile for just about anything.

    Take Brooke Kline, for example, who has loved tennis most of his life and plays at least twice a week.

    “Once I hit 50, I could tell changes in my body were starting to happen – and that made me more determined to make sure I stay active,” says Brooke, an educator in Atlanta.

    So, Brooke altered his gym workouts to keep him sharp on the tennis court. He focuses on building his strength, mobility, and speed and says he’s now in the best shape ever.

    Brooke is one of the millions of people around the world who play tennis regularly, at all ages. They even like to call it “The Sport of a Lifetime.”

    Playing can add a decade to life expectancy, according to a large Danish study reported by the Mayo Clinic last year. That’s a greater gain than from cycling, swimming or running.

    What’s So Great about Tennis

    Tennis is also fun, social and usually played outdoors.

    And just as staying fit will make you a better tennis player – playing tennis will make you more fit.

    Tennis Canada lists these benefits:

    • Reduced risk of heart disease
    • Better balance, coordination, and agility
    • Increased brain power
    • Weight control
    • Bone strength
    • Better stamina

    Be Fit – Or Else

    The US Tennis Association says the great news about tennis comes with a big qualifier.

    “Here’s the bottom line for anybody who wants to play well into middle age, and beyond: be fit, or suffer the consequences,” the organization says.

    Tennis lover and personal trainer Kevin White helps others keep in shape for the game.

    He puts his clients through workouts that focus on footwork, side-to-side movements, lunges and other exercises that mimic the movements of tennis. That includes cardio interval training since tennis is a game of stops and starts.

    “Warming up and stretching are also important, especially as we get older,” Kevin says.

    Tennis requires stamina, power in the legs, butt, and arms, as well as flexibility and core strength – all of which you can develop and maintain in a fitness center.

    Staying Fit to Enjoy Life

    Brooke Kline, just 52, looks forward to playing in his 60s, 70s, 80s and beyond like many do.

    “I know my gym work is helping my tennis,” he says. “My game is still improving, and I hit the ball harder than I ever have.”

    Already, fitness means something different to him than it used to.

    “It’s more meaningful now,” Brooke says. “I feel better. And I still feel like I’m 30 on the tennis court. Sometimes I forget how old I am.”

  2. How One Client is Going to Stay Fit for the Holidays

    The holidays are upon us! It’s that time of year again when people tend to have the least amount of energy, overeat and gain the most body fat.

    Who is your support group to help you remove as many excuses as possible toward getting through the holiday healthily? We all need support, motivation and most of all, workouts that are effective and only 30min long!

    At 57, Carla Villarreal is committed to her fitness and loves working out in a small group of like-minded peers.

    “It’s so easy to talk yourself out of working out but it’s not easy to talk yourself out of working out thirty minutes.” – Carla V.
    Carla has a lot of energy, always positive, and has grown to love the people who exercise with her. The results she has gained since having found her exercise groove have been HUGE to her confidence as well.

    “I’ve noticed a lot of firming up, my energy level is higher, and I’m not running short of breath.”
    The truth is, you can get great results in just 30 min and have fun while doing it. We know that during the holidays it’s challenging to stay active and that getting in, getting it done is essential to you so that you can quickly go on about your day. It’s that simple!

    Hear Carla’s full testimonial here –

    The majority of the people like to wait until the start of the New Year to get started on a fitness program.  You should start now, and you know this is true.

    Didn’t you wait until after the holidays last year and now it’s already November? Just saying what you don’t want to hear because it’s the truth for many.

    Ask your most fit friend their opinion of when you should get started, and they will say, “The day you start!” You don’t have to take it from us, many of you reading this don’t live in our area anyway.

    Take it from Carla, a real-life person looking to move better, feel better and have more not less energy for the holidays.

    “It can help you physically, mentally, and I encourage all my friends and family to just at least give it a try because it will help you.”

    If you decide you might be interested in visiting with a functional aging specialist near you, then follow this link for more information. 

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Your Personal Best Training Studio
Doddridge Plaza
3765 S. Alameda, Ste 102
Corpus Christi, TX 78411
(361) 857-5087