Why Golf Fitness Training
These days every player on Tour will spend time in the gym, using that as an opportunity to work on their game. Every time we swing a golf club our muscles work in the same way as a 60m sprinter, but we would never sprint without warming up or preparing our body for it. Yet we will often walk out on to a golf course without preparing our body and expecting it to move as we see the pros do.
By creating a mobile & flexible base, having a strong foundation, building explosive power, working on our weaker areas, it helps us to play better golf and to continue to play for a long time.
Golf Fitness Classes Online
Everyone needs to work on their flexibility and mobility, but so often this gets avoided. During lockdown this is the perfect opportunity to work on this much needed area.
The next block of 4 classes starts on on Tuesday 13th April live on Zoom & recorded. (click button below to book)
The classes will go through a warm up that can be done on the golf course , as well as working on mobility & flexibility, strength and power to help to increase swing speed, get more rotation, move more freely and play pain free,
The Videos will all be available after each class so if you can not make it live they will be there to view, and you will be able to go back and view them as many times as you want.
Here is a video of my 5 favourite Bodyweight Exercises for Golf, click the link to open.
Swing & Fitness
One of the best ways to improve your golf is to work on both the swing mechanics and your fitness. Working with Golf Coach Darren Devlin, we have created a package which will include a swing and fitness assessment . From this session we can then build up a program to suit. Whether it is personal training sessions (online or instudio), or a fitness program to follow at home . These will be designed so that your body can move in the best way for your swing, maximizing your power potential. Working on any restrictions that may occur in the swing due to tightness in the body, and strengthening those areas that need it.
As this is an personalized program , pricing is worked out based on what combination of lessons / training the client wants.
The initial assessment is €50 to include an hour with Darren & Ann and recommendations for your swing and your fitness.
I have been playing golf for around 20 years and before I was a PT I started to understand that the more I trained in the gym, the better my game was and the futher I hit the ball ! When I became a PT and moved to the Algarve the link between improving my game and fitness became even more apparent and it was an integral part in reaching single figures, as well as having lots of time to practice!
These days I don´t play as much, and my handicap is creeping up, but golf will always be a big part of my life.
My approach to golf fitness has changed over the years, completing my TPI in 2016 gave me a greater understanding, and spending time combining all the different areas to come up with a more holistic approach to golf fitness. It is so much more than just creating rotation, lifting heavy, or balancing on stability balls whilst swinging a club. It is about ensuring the body functions on all levels, the mobility & flexibility is key, that provides the base on which strength and power can be built, but we also need to look at how we fuel the body, keeping our nutrition right to ensure energy for our 18th drive is the same as on our 1st drive, and to see how we breath and focus the mind , so yoga also is a key component. This is done on an individual basis, as we are all unique , so it is important to make sure we do what our body needs and not what anyone else's does.