I started playing tennis at 5 years. I played all through college & USTA and I still love it! I grew up in a tennis playing family, my mom being a tennis instructor and coach for a local college. (Dad was a child actor and had movie contracts with 20th Century Fox & the "Charlie Chan" Series, so I suppose at a young age, I loved sports & being on camera!?)
I love playing outdoors on asphalt, grass and clay. One of my favorite experiences include playing on a clay court in Peru, while we were there to hike up Machu Picchu, the "Lost City of the Incas" located 8000 above sea level.
I also loved playing on grass, at the Tennis Hall of Fame, while I was in Newport, Rhode Island to host the X Games.
Tennis is such an amazing workout for the calves, legs, core & arms. I love the fact that it's competitive and you are having so much fun, hours of exercise fly by before you know it! It's a fabulous way to improve your hand eye coordination, timing and burn so many calories!
Behind the scenes on Kiana's Flex Appeal, Wide World of Sports.
On Kiana's Flex Appeal, some of my favorite workout segments were sports specific workouts. Tennis, being one of my favorite sports, was such fun to do! I met, played and interviewed many top athletes including John McEnroe and John Austin when we filmed at the La Quinta Resort and Spa. Here are some of the exercises I led Flex Appeal viewers through on ESPN.
Playing the game greatly improves hand eye coordination, timing, balance, strategy and patience.
Click on the hyperlinks to view a video tutorial / demonstration of the exercises: Enjoy!
Tags: exercises, sports, tennis
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