Tennis as a Tool to Slow the Rise in Diabetes
There are almost 1 in 4 Canadians living with pre-diabetes or diabetes, most cases being type 2 diabetes due to sedentary lifestyle and the resulting overweight. As a canvasser for the Canadian Diabetes Association, TennFitt is aiming to improve the lives of Calgarians dealing with pre-diabetes and diabetes.
Teaching how to play tennis in a gym during the winter with the wall method is the most efficient and effective way of learning the technique. All equipment is provided for beginners so only exercise clothing and running shoes are required, making tennis an affordable sport.
Tennis also provides stress relief by making new social connections and by engaging in aerobic movement, with the TennFitt method including HIIT components.
The fee for an introductory lesson is $25. The program takes place on Saturday mornings but there may be weekdays available in March.