Picture this: you, pony-tailed, headbanded, spandexed from head to sneaker, sweating bullets all over your techno beat-propelled, tripastel-colored self.
Now picture yourself answering to the nickname Step-Touch Susie.
Not gonna happen. But what if you could keep the hairdo, the music, and the heart-pumping workout without the splatter-hued shame? You’d be at Cardio Tennis with Chris Ojakian.
Held at both public facilities and private residences, the hour-long class combines circuit training drills with traditional tennis moves.
Ojakian, a disciple of the “Great swing!”- and “Good try!”-spouting school (compliments are a good thing when you’re in pain), sets a fast pace, corrects your form, throws out game pointers, and changes exercises frequently. So don’t give up on aerobicizing quite yet; your heart and muscles will get the same rigorous workout.
And your grapevine skills may just come in handy.
Ojakian Tennis (310-770-1918 or ojakiantennis.com).