Maintaining my edge

I always try to keep up with the latest knowledge available to fitness professionals.  This past week, I traveled across the country to upgrade my knowledge and check out the cutting edge of golf fitness.

I visited golf’s premiere trade show, the PGA Merchandise Show in Orlando, Florida.  While I was there, I attended a TPI fitness professional certification class in order to keep my knowledge fresh.

Dr. Greg Rose, founder of TPI

When I first got my TPI certification, I was one of only 4,000 TPI-certified golf fitness pros in the world.  Now there are more than 18,000 of us.  It’s become the standard in golf fitness.  Touring golf pros travel with an entourage of experts, from swing coaches to doctors to nannies.  Nowadays, 23 of the top 30 tour players travel with a TPI fitness pro.  16 of the last 18 major tournament winners have a TPI pro in their stable.  The job of the TPI fitness pro is to assess the body as a continuous chain of kinetic energy.

TPI’s philosophy is that every there isn’t one perfect way to swing a club, but there is one correct way for each golfer, and that is determined by the golfer’s body and how it moves most efficiently.  To achieve an efficient swing, a golfer has to be screened by a TPI pro, who can give a detailed assessment of biomechanics, physical fitness, movement quality, current health, and history.

In Orlando, I was able to refine my assessment techniques.  Because the body is an interconnected system, some of the techniques are not that obvious.  For example, if you cannot perform a squat with good form, you will most likely have a swing fault called “reverse spine angle.”  By observing and correcting subtle links between your mobility and your golf game, I can consistently improve your score.

If you would like a COMPLEMENTARY assessment by a TPI certified fitness pro, contact me at (518) 281-3772

Once we’ve completed the screening, we’ll use the results to create a unique plan for you, including fitness training, corrective exercise, stretches, and movement patterns.

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