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Cardio Equipment

If you are planning to purchase a cardio exercise equipment, here are some useful tips that could help you choose the right one.

  • Identify what cardio machine you would like to have.

    There are numerous types cardio equipment in the market, if you walked into a fitness equipment store, you could get overwhelmed with the different equipment and various models. Trainers, family members or your partner may recommend different kinds of equipment, but it is important to consider what cardio machine you would like to have. You will be using that equipment everyday for a long time, so it pays to get a machine that you actually like and would want to use regularly.

  • Consider your budget.

    Once you have determined what exercise equipment you prefer, then you could start scouting for prices. There is nothing wrong with shopping around. You could check the running price for both brand-new and pre-owned exercise equipment. Pre-owned are less expensive, just be sure that they are in



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Racket Ball

Athletes and trainers are always looking for new ways to kick the burn factor up a notch or two. Cardio tennis is the latest example of this never ending quest, a high-energy hybrid that incorporates tennis-inspired drills with aerobic-style musical prompting and tennis skill instruction.

“The idea behind cardio tennis was to give the fitness-crazed person an opportunity to try out tennis in a fast-paced, fun atmosphere instead of the basic clinic. The reason to do it is to get in better shape and at the same time learn the game of tennis,” explains Mark Fairchilds, United States Professional Tennis

Association (USPTA) national board of directors, vice president and the director of tennis at the Modesto Fitness and Racket Club.

While class content varies from instructor to instructor most cardio tennis sessions run from an hour to an hour-and-a-half in length, are group-based and led by a tennis pro. In general, the workout is broken up into a warm-up (five to 10 minutes





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