The Olympic sport Savannah Guthrie played to exercise in PyeongChang

Thumbnail for The Olympic sport Savannah Guthrie played to exercise in PyeongChang
Pin It
Photo: Instagram/@savannahguthrie

As part of the envoy dispatched to PyeongChang, South Korea, to cover the 2018 Winter Olympics, Today co-host Savannah Guthrie worked on a bizarre schedule, time-wise. Because of the 14-hour time difference, Guthrie managed to serve herself a sold sweat sesh some days before she had to be on set to prep for the show with her co-host, Hoda Kotb.

According to Women’s Health, Guthrie spent two to three mornings a week playing tennis with a Korean tennis pro during her time at the Games. Tennis offers a unique cardio and strength-training combo, thanks to the weight of the racket. The sport is to thank for a number of toned, sculpted arms, after all.

Although Guthrie isn’t the first public figure to tout the benefits of tennis, she’s not just doing it for the workout: She opted to practice the sport partially because she’s preparing for her own moment in the athletic spotlight. On March 5, to raise money for education in Africa, Guthrie will play a celebrity charity doubles match against bona fide tennis superstar Roger Federer.

But despite Guthrie’s training, the newscaster does not expect to even come close to beating Federer, a 20-time Grand Slam tennis champion. She told Women’s Health, “My goals is to not double fault on every serve, to get the ball over the net, and not totally humiliate myself. Also, to become friends with Roger Federer.” (#Same.)

If you ever do need an extra bit of motivation, just pretend that you, too, have an upcoming match against a world-renowned athlete. And if you’re feeling sore after all those serves, repurpose that tennis ball by using it to massage away the tension.

Although the Winter Olympics have ended, you can still harness their athletic powers with Lindsey Vonn’s core-strengthening move and Adam Rippon’s low-impact ab exercise

Loading More Posts...

You May Also Like

Knix's new wireless sports bra for D+ women

A bra brand beloved by women with D-cup-and-up boobs just released a new, sporty option

6 of the top TripAdvisor beaches are in Florida

6 of TripAdvisor’s top 10 beaches in the country are in *this* state

The top airports in US for stress-free travel

The 15 top-ranked airports in America for minimizing travel stress rather than creating it

pilates moves for better running

8 equipment-free Pilates moves every runner should have in her training plan

No longer exercising can lead to depression

Another reason to stick to your workouts? Stopping could lead to depression symptoms

Uber Health gives patients free rides to doctor

Uber Health might provide you a free car service to your next doctor’s appointment