There’s something to be said for the mind and the body being one. When it comes to poker, we often think you really just need to keep the mind sharp and the body … well, fed. Team PokerStars Pros ElkY and, 2014 EPT Deauville runner-up Eugene Katchalov are looking to make their bodies as sharp as their poker minds: The pair are leading a bit of a fitness craze in the poker world and one that has them spending as much time in the gym as on their game.
From eating right, working out and getting rest these guys are bucking the stereotype of poker players smoking, drinking and checking their hole cards with french fry grease on their fingers. Not everyone is buying in to this movement though as UK Pro and triple crown winner Jake Cody isn’t rushing out to buy a 24-Hour Fitness membership anytime soon… check out the well-produced video from PokerStars about poker fitness.
Of course, after all of that…here’s Eugene and Bertrand in France shopping for chocolate yesterday: