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Anna Kournikova’s Diet and Workout Routine

Anna Kournikova playing tennis in whiteBiggest Loser fans are buzzing with speculations that tennis star Anna Kournikova will be replacing Jillian Michaels on the next season of The Biggest Loser. Weather or not this rumor proves to be true, Kournikova certainly seems to be in great shape. So what is Kournikova’s approach to staying thin?

Unlike Jillian Michaels, who was once heavy and went through the struggle of weight loss, Kournikova is naturally tall and thin. But she doesn’t necessarily eat whatever she wants. “All in moderation. I try to eat a balanced diet but do not deprive myself of the occasional splurge,” she writes in the Question and Answer forum on her website. “I like plain Corn Flakes. My favorite meal really depends on what mood I am in but over all I could eat pizza anytime.” She adds that she likes all kinds of salads and raw veggies, but also enjoys the occasional indulgence. “If I am going to have something that rich I would rather have a good piece of cake.” Kournikova says she even goes to McDonald’s from time to time.


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Best Gyms In Indianapolis

Indianapolis is Indiana’s state capitol and it’s largest city with a population of over 800,000 people. Indianapolis is the fourteenth largest city in the nation and the second most populated state capitol following Pheonix, Arizona. It’s climate is often compared to a humid continental climate with hot and humid summers and cold winters. Indianapolis is home to the Indianapolis Colts (football), Indiana Pacers (basketball), Indiana Fever (WNBA), and the Indianapolis 500.

Indianapolis is also home to some premier gyms. Look below to find the best gyms in Indianapolis.

  • Lifetime Fitness: Located on Castle Parkway, this facility has pretty much everything. If you are looking for an elite place to exercise, accompanied with a helpful and friendly staff, Lifetime Fitness is for you!
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Venus Williams’ Workout

Venus Williams StrechingJust in time for the US Open, Venus Williams reveals her workout secrets. Of course, the tennis star spends two to three hours training on the courts, but it takes a lot more to stay in top-performance shape. “It’s kind of a nine to five thing with a full day of working out,” she told FitSugar. “I do anything like ride the bike, the elliptical, swimming, or sprinting—things like that.”

Venus loves to swim: “Swimming is my favorite cardiovascular activity. Lately I have been swimming in the ocean too. The water has been real calm in Florida this summer and it’s real flat.” But the tennis player confesses that she hates doing elbow planks, also know as prone holds, that work the core muscles. “I don’t like planks,” says Venus. “I don’t like slow and tedious exercise. Ones that you have to do on both sides. Those really get me down.”


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Add Extra Exercise to Your Sports

Participating in competitive sports is always a fun way to get exercise. Today, I am introducing a series of simple sports and games with an added cardio component to target your heart rate. These sports and games can be played by yourself or with friends. Play safe and have fun!

Exercise Tennis:

Exercise tennis is a great way to peak that heart rate while having a blast. This game is designed to be played with a friend or fellow workout partner. The game is basically played just like regular tennis, but with added exercises between hits or volleys. There are two different goals to exercise tennis. One is  to see how many volleys that you and your workout companion can get in a row. The other is a competitive game and scored just like tennis. Between each hit (excluding the serve) each participant is to perform 10 repetitions of the following exercises before returning/hitting the ball over the next.
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Fitness Benefits of Tennis

Historically known as the “sport for a lifetime,” tennis can be played by just about anyone, at any stage of their fitness journey. It’s a sport that can be both fiercely competitive and completely relaxing. But what are some of the benefits to the player?

  • Tennis is a highly aerobic sport that burns more calories per hour than aerobic classes, cycling or skating. Men can burn over 500 calories in an hour of game play and women more than 400.
  • Because it requires alertness and tactical reasoning, it may generate new connections between nerves in the brain. This, according to scientists at the University of Illinois, will promote a lifetime of continuing development of the brain. We all know that brain development is a very good thing!


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