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Exercise: The Motion Potion (1999)




Genre: Educational

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1999-10-27

Duration: 00:19:15

Subjects: Educational films | Science | Exercise | Health | Sports | Rubin, Chanda, 1976- | Patterson, Carly, 1988- | SWIMMING | TENNIS | Gymnastics


  • Grandy, Greg Host
  • LaBauve, Randy Producer
  • Welsch, Michael Interviewee
  • Ripple, Shelly Interviewee
  • Rubin, Chanda Interviewee
  • Moyal, Johnnie Interviewee
  • Patterson, Carly Interviewee
  • Azene, Hendekea Speaker
  • Nunes, Daniel Speaker
  • Smith, Molly Speaker


In this episode of the series “Enviro-Tacklebox” from October 27, 1999, host Greg Grandy explores the importance of exercise and physical fitness. Grandy highlights endurance, strength, and flexibility exercises. He visits Michael Welsch, a sports physiologist, at his sports kinesiology lab as he studies what happens to a person’s body as they exercise. Grandy also interviews: Shelly Ripple, a world class swimmer and student at Parkview Baptist High School in Baton Rouge; Chanda Rubin, a professional tennis player from Lafayette; Johnnie Moyal, the gymnastics coach at Elite Gymnastics in Baton Rouge; and several of the gymnasts at Elite Gymnastics, including future Olympic Gold medalist Carly Patterson.