FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Los Angeles, CA
October 18, 2010
INJURY-FREE DAILY TENNIS PLAYING NO LONGER A DREAM:
NEW BOOK TENNIS FITNESS FOR THE LOVE OF IT OFFERS SOLUTIONS TO PREVENTION OF OVERUSE INJURIES
Playing tennis daily without overuse injuries has long been the dream of all tennis players. Tennis Fitness for the Love of it: A Mindful Approach to Fitness for Injury-Free Tennis is a new book incorporating mindful fitness methods to make this dream come true.
The mission of the United States Professional Tennis Association’s advisory council slogan “Tennis – for the health of it!” is to make sure that playing tennis is health enhancing, safe and fun. The reality for tennis players, young or old, is that the one-sided nature of the sport creates imbalances in the body that over time cause overuse injuries.
“The overuse injuries can be easily prevented,” says Suzanna McGee, author of the book Tennis Fitness for the Love of it: A Mindful Approach to Fitness for Injury-free Tennis. Asserts McGee, “The players need to learn how to listen to their bodies and understand what the body is telling them. Then it is easy to correct the imbalances before the injuries happen.”
Venice, California-based Suzanna McGee is a former Ms.Natural Olympia (drug-free bodybuilding champion), holder of numerous European skiing titles and she is currently a competitive tennis player and fitness coach. In addition to possessing two master degrees in computer science, she has been studying performance of the human body and mind for more than twenty years. Suzanna’s training style has helped hundreds of athletes with no age limitations to perform at high levels without chronic pains and injuries. A Czech native, McGee moved to the United States in 1996, from her former home in Sweden, fluent in five languages not including English. As her athletic mastery evolved, so did her command of her new country’s primary language.
“You need to develop an awareness of your body,” says McGee, who further explains: “This awareness will enable you to improve. However, as with any form of mastery, mind and body awareness requires regular practice.”
At the age of 38, McGee picked up the tennis racket and her remarkable fitness allowed her to reach high levels quickly, and today, this 45-year-old true athlete plays tennis daily without aches and pains. She says, “Everybody can do this. It’s simple. You need to listen to your body, and then strengthen your weaknesses and balance your strengths. Consciously search for the imbalances and correct them before they cause you serious problems. Practice mindful fitness and you will play injury-free tennis for the rest of your life.”
In the book Tennis Fitness for the Love of it: A Mindful Approach to Fitness for Injury-free Tennis, all tennis players will find practical advice detailing how to become tennis-fit and injury-free. The 178 pages with 87 photographs are divided into 64 easy to read chapters that cover all aspects of injury prevention, stretching, strengthening and performance improvement. The book is small enough to carry in a tennis bag for daily study and the increase of body consciousness. It is available on Amazon.com for $14.95. More information about the book and author is on the web at www.TennisFitnessLove.com.
Media: Contact author for interviews and review copies. Visit www.TennisFitnessLove.com (Attn: Media link) for sample chapters, contents, photos, testimonials, and other media resources. The book is available through the web site, bookstores and on Amazon.com.