This post was originally published on the Fitbit press site. It has been adapted from its original format.
Australian tennis great Todd Woodbridge and Fitbit Ambassador Luke Hines teamed up at the National Tennis Centre this morning to officially launch Tennis Australia’s innovative Cardio Tennis program.
From 2016 Fitbit, the leader in connected health and fitness in Australia, will be the naming rights sponsor and official fitness tracker of Fitbit Cardio Tennis nationally as part of a multi-year partnership. Fitbit Cardio Tennis is one of Tennis Australia’s key national programs to drive participation in sport through a high energy tennis workout program that will reach thousands of people this year.
“This partnership presents many exciting opportunities for Tennis and Fitbit to grow grassroots participation in tennis and ensure more Australians focus on their own fitness,” Tennis Australia Director of Participation Sam Davy said. “We’re looking forward to introducing people to Fitbit Cardio Tennis and continuing to encourage all Australians to lead a healthier, more active lifestyle. There are more than 750 clubs around the country delivering Fitbit Cardio Tennis sessions and this number is growing each week.”
Each Fitbit Cardio Tennis session is comprised of a warm up, a cardio segment of drill-based and play-based tennis activities and a cool down. Participants exercise to music and use equipment such as agility ladders and low compression balls as part of their workout. More than 20,000 Australians regularly participate in the program.
Under the partnership, more than 160 Cardio Tennis coaches around Australia will wear Fitbit Charge HR or Fitbit Surge, showcasing the features of the market-leading activity trackers to program participants.
”This is a perfect alignment between Fitbit’s mission to help people lead healthier, more active lives, and the Cardio Tennis program, which is a great way for participants to get their heart pumping through a fun workout whilst improving their on-court tennis skills,” said Fitbit Ambassador Luke Hines. “Participants can integrate their Fitbit and track their activity and calorie burn, and depending on the device they own, their heart rate as well, to give a great overview of their personal fitness. It’s a perfect alignment for Fitbit as we encourage people to be more active, eat smarter, sleep better and manage their weight to help them reach their health and fitness goals.”
Participate More Effectively in Cardio Tennis with the Fitbit Platform
The Fitbit platform combines connected health and fitness devices with software and services, including an online dashboard and mobile apps, data analytics, motivational and social tools and personalized insights.
With this platform, Fitbit provides motivation and enables people to be more active, exercise more, sleep better and manage their weight. Fitbit offers a range of eight different wearable health and fitness devices that span multiple styles, form factors and price points that fit seamlessly into people’s daily lives and activities. Automatically see daily steps, calories burned, distance traveled, floors climbed and active minutes to track your training and health all day.
- Those using Fitbit Charge HR, Fitbit Blaze and Fitbit Surge can experience continuous, automatic wrist-based heart rate tracking to monitor intensity and stay within optimal ranges during various stages of a run – all without an uncomfortable chest strap; seeing resting heart rate provides users with an indication of how efficient their heart is working based on their training.
- Real-time Exercise Stats: Exercise mode on Fitbit Charge HR and multi-sport mode on Fitbit Blaze and Fitbit Surge uniquely records various workouts in addition to tennis – running, yoga, cycling, weight-lifting – delivering relevant real-time stats, workout intensity and calories burned for a full picture of a person’s training.
For more information and to sign up for Fitbit Cardio Tennis visit cardiotennis.com.au.