Thursday, August 8, 2019

Are you ready for a change?

Barbara Youel | Towpath Member Author of "First Serve", a plant-based cookbook with a tennis theme

The Game Changers in theaters 
Monday, September 16, 2019.
August, 2019.  It’s the annual summer break from scheduled tennis drills and matches. For me, it’s a time to take stock of my fitness, both mental and physical. The first of January may be the traditional day for resolutions, but I never feel moved to much action in the dead of winter. August, on the other hand, is a time of promise and anticipation of cooler temps and less humidity, the autumn holidays, (especially Thanksgiving), and a kind of positive energy that creates my kind of momentum. Fall Interclub and USTA leagues are just around the corner as well as chances to be more intentional and motivated during weekly drills at Towpath.

For a different kind of powerful motivator, you can also mark your calendars for the Monday, September 16 public release of the documentary, The Game Changers. I had the chance to see this in June at an Engine 2 Immersion event and highly recommend it if you are interested in improving your fitness for life, both on and off the courts. 

Executive producers James Cameron (Titanic), Arnold Schwarzenegger, Novak Djokovic, Lewis Hamilton, Chris Paul, Rip Esselstyn and others headline the big names behind this film. I was glad to see that my favorite doctor, Michael Greger MD (author of “How Not to Die”), is the film’s scientific advisor. An excellent choice in my book!

Some of the team behind the highly-anticipated vegan documentary, 
The Game Changers. (Photo: Plant Based News)
This documentary follows the training and successes of various elite athletes who excel in tennis, weightlifting, bodybuilding, trail running, cycling, football, auto racing and more. To what do they owe their success? PLANTS! Not only have whole plant-based foods enhanced their performances, their recovery times have markedly improved too. Now, before you think that this is not for you – we are amateur club players, not professionals traveling the world with a nutritionist, physical therapist, hitting partner and coach – think again. The Game Changers is a fast-paced 88 minutes all focused on dispelling the myth that animal products are the key for athletic success. It’s for you and it’s for me and for all who want to be fit, active, perhaps pain-free and disease-free and oh yes, happy! See you at the movies!

(Towpath Tennis Member, Barb Youel, is the author of "First Serve: 40 Delicious Plant-Based Recipes for a Year of Tennis Grand Slams & Club Matches", Lean Green Living LLC, 2017. Copies are available exclusively at Towpath Tennis Center for $16.95. You can order yours today at 330-928-8763 or stop in The Shop for your copy today.)