THINK OF RACQUETBALL AS A WAY TO:
- DE- STRESS
- GET FIT
- LOSE WEIGHT
- A FUN WORKOUT
Racquetball provides an excellent opportunity to improve health the TCOY way: head, heart and body.
HEAD – With MINDFULNESS being a buzz word these days, I can assure you this: YOU WILL BE MINDFUL WHEN PLAYING RACQUETBALL!! Where else does a ball go flying around at 60-100 mph? LOL
HEART & BODY – You will get a great cardio workout PLUS, the friendships you develop are true treasures. I have racquetball friends from the ’80’s and all I have to do is give a phone call to re-ignite a friendship even if we haven’t talked in years!
The sports can be completely recreational...a person entering the court for the first time can have fun and get a workout. Don’t be intimidate and think you can’t do it…YOU CAN & I BELIEVE YOU’LL WISH YOU HAD TRIED IT SOONER!
My TCOY Challenge…if you would like to attend one of my clinics or an open play session, simply contact me and I will give you the details. I’ve got the equipment, you simply need to SHOW UP! That’s for an offer you can’t say no to! Call me at 913-709-6059 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Why am I so passionate about getting people on the court? I want to see lives changed…for the better. Your health is your greatest asset. Please, don’t wait for a crisis to realize this.
Below is a great article released today about a racquetball friend who received a grant to play in the Nationals. Congrats Josh! You are a walking testimonial of my mantra: I PLAY. I WIN.
You are a WARRIOR too.
In life, we have many battles to fight for well-being. Be pro-active!
TCOY = Take Care of You!
Colorado Springs, CO – USA Racquetball today announced the recipient of the 2014 John LoMonaco Grant. Josh Paul of Bettendorf, IA has been selected from among a record 29 applicants to receive the all-expense paid trip to compete in the 2014 U.S. National Singles Championships in Fullerton, CA. As an active-duty police officer, Josh also qualifies to compete in the Heroes Divisions.
Not many players can say that the greatest accomplishment of their racquetball career is helping save a life. Josh Paul can say he has helped save two!
Josh is a police officer and trained first responder. In October 2013 at the US OPEN he was on the scene when Rick Schacht suffered a heart attack while competing. Josh was the first to perform CPR on Rick and along with a team of good semaritans and trained professionals helped save Rick’s life that day beyond all odds.
In a way, Josh has helped save his own life through racquetball. After beginning work in the sedentary occupation of law enforcement, Josh saw his weight balloon to 240 pounds. After returning to racquetball, a sport he picked up in college, he now sweats away calories five days a week playing racquetball at three different clubs. He’s back in shape and has shed 40 pounds.
Josh also makes significant contributions to the sport at the local level. He promotes leagues, assists in directing two annual tournaments, maintains local and state racquetball websites and volunteers as Treasurer of the Iowa Racquetball Association. Having contributed so much to racquetball by the young age of 32, the sky is the limit for his future in the sport.
Josh has long dreamt of participating in the USA Racquetball National Singles Championships. Thanks to the John LoMonaco Memorial Grant, he’ll live that dream this year. Josh will be documenting his experience with images and stories to share with the USA Racquetball family.