Cardiogolf™ Fitness System

Get your Heart Pumping and your Golf Form in shape with the Cardiogolf Fitness System…No golf ball required!


Professional golfers know the importance of athletic development for golf. As a recreational golfer, you may not have the time to train like an elite athlete, but by simply adding a few swing drills into your daily routine, you can dramatically improve your game. And you don’t have to go to the golf course or driving range, you can do these exercises at home with the Cardiogolf Slope and Shortee Training Club.


Master LPGA Teaching Professional Karen Palacios-Jansen has developed a system of working out to help golfers of all levels improve their golf swings and fitness at the same time. Using the Slope and Shortee Club, Karen takes you through a collection of exercises and drills to improve your game and get a great workout at the same time.

The Cardiogolf Slope

You almost never have a flat lie on the golf course, so it is important to practice your swing on sloping lies to develop feel and stability. The Cardiogolf ‘Slope’ is curved like a fairway slope. You can vary the angle you place your foot to practice various sloping lies.

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I developed the Cardiogolf Slope to help golfers practice uphill and downhill lies, but it is also a great tool for exercise. You can do a variety of traditional low-impact exercises as well as strength, balance, core and even upper body exercises.

According to studies, surfaces like concrete and treadmills present us with essentially simple ways to move. The continual flat surface creates repetitive motions in our joints and muscles, so movement patterns become locked into on direction.

We neglect wider ranges of motion that would happen on unstable surfaces. Whereas walking on uneven ground continually shifts our center of gravity, meaning we have to work harder to continually come back to balance in the midline, and this has a deeper engagement through the whole of our fascial, muscle and skeletal systems.

The Difference

The difference between a standard flat fitness step and my Cardiogolf Slope is the curvature.  You never have a completely flat lie on the golf course, whether you are walking or hitting a shot, so it is important to rehearse swinging and walking on a sloped surface.

In the Cardiogolf Fitness System, we use the Cardiogolf Slope to do low impact cardio, strength, balance exercises and swing drills.

Ready for the Cardiogolf Fitness System
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The benefits of the Slope include:

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  • The Cardiogolf Slope can be used to improve fitness and for golfers
  • The Slope can be used for low-impact cardio, strength and balance exercises. 
  • The Slope can be used to rehearse uphill and downhill lies and to do golf-specific drills.
  • The Slope can be used to do step aerobics and low impact exercises. According to studies participating in a 60-minute step aerobic class has been comparable to jogging 6 to 7 miles.
  • The Slope can be used to do strength weight-bearing exercises. Studies show that weight-bearing exercises increases bone mass and bone density.
  • The curvature of the Slope helps build balance and more core strength.  Studies show that walking on uneven ground continually shifts our center of gravity, meaning we have to work harder to continually come back to balance in the midline, and this has a deeper engagement through the whole of our fascial, muscle and skeletal systems.
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In Cardiogolf Fitness System, we use the Shortee Training Club to do exercises and swing drills. The club is short for the following reasons:
  • The Shortee Club is easy to swing indoors without hitting the walls or ceilings.
  • Use the Shortee Club to warm up at golf courses that don’t have practice range.
  • Carry the Shortee Club in your suitcase when you travel.
  • The clubhead is closer to your hands, so it is easy to monitor the clubface and learn how to square the face at impact.
  • Since you are not hitting balls with the Shortee Club, there is no judgment of where the ball goes, so you can work on your technique without getting frustrated.
  • The Shortee Club is lighter than a regular club, so you can learn to swing the club faster to develop clubhead speed.
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In Cardiogolf Fitness System, we use the Shortee Training Club to do exercises and swing drills. The club is short for the following reasons:
  • The Shortee Club is easy to swing indoors without hitting the walls or ceilings.
  • Use the Shortee Club to warm up at golf courses that don’t have practice range.
  • Carry the Shortee Club in your suitcase when you travel.
  • The clubhead is closer to your hands, so it is easy to monitor the clubface and learn how to square the face at impact.
  • Since you are not hitting balls with the Shortee Club, there is no judgment of where the ball goes, so you can work on your technique without getting frustrated.
  • The Shortee Club is lighter than a regular club, so you can learn to swing the club faster to develop clubhead speed.
 
 
Professional golfers know the importance of athletic development for golf. As a recreational golfer, you may not have the time to train like an elite athlete, but by simply adding a few swing drills into your daily routine, you can dramatically improve your game. And you don’t have to go to the golf course or driving range, you can do these exercises at home with your own ‘Shortee’ Club!
Making practice swings will not only tone your muscle and burn some calories, but the act of swinging over and over again can help you improve your swing technique and improve muscular endurance.

Our practice swings are usually smoother, longer and more on-plane with better tempo than our real swings. As you make practice swings, you can focus on making certain motions to improve technique such as making a fuller shoulder turn, keeping your spine angle throughout the swing and shifting your weight correctly.

As you make practice swings, you can swing faster than you usually do to help you get used to swinging faster to improve clubhead speed. As you make practice swings, you can work on certain moves in your swing without worrying where the ball is going.

The 23″ ‘Shortee’ Club is great for indoor swing training and off-season conditioning. My friends at GolfGym were inspired by my Cardiogolf program and designed ‘Shortee’ Club for my students to practice indoors just like I do in Cardiogolf.

Watch Karen Using the Short Club

In Cardiogolf class, I use the ‘Shortee’ Club to do exercises and swing drills. The club is short for a couple of reasons:

  • the ‘Shortee’ club is easy to swing indoors without hitting the walls or ceilings
  • use the ‘Shortee’ club to warm up at golf courses that don’t have practice ranges
  • throw the ‘Shortee’ club in your suitcase when you travel
  • the clubhead is closer to your hands, so it is easy to monitor the clubface and learn how to square the face at impact
  • since you are not hitting balls with the ‘Shortee’ club, there is no judgment of where the ball goes, so you can work on your technique without getting frustrated
  • the ‘Shortee’ is lighter than a regular club, so you can learn to swing the club faster to develop clubhead speed
When you purchase the ‘Shortee’ Club you’ll receive Cardiogolf Instructional Videos to download and follow on your computer, tablet or smart phone.

The Cardiogolf ‘Shortee’ Club & 20 Video Series includes drills and exercises to help golfers improve their technique and no ball is required.

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Chip off Bare Lie

Get the ball close with this great tip for chips off of a bare lie as featured on the Golf Channel.

Cardio + Golf

CARDIOGOLF is a golf fitness program designed to teach the mechanics of the golf swing without hitting a ball. Created by Karen Palacios-Jansen, 2008 LPGA National Teacher of the Year, has been voted as one of America’s “Top 50 Female Instructors” by Golf Digest magazine for 15 years.

Download Karen’s Pre-Round Warm-up Routine

Check out Karen’s latest tips as featured on the Golf Channel!

Pump drill

2008 LPGA Teacher of the Year Karen Palacios-Jansen teaches core exercises to help you add power off the tee.

Don’t chip like you putt

2008 LPGA Teacher of the Year Karen Palacios-Jansen shares how a doorstop can help you control spin and distance around the green.

Pre-Round Warm-up

As featured on Golf Channel’s Morning Drive: Good warmups are key to starting your round on a roll. Find out what stretches and movements prepare you best for a great round of golf from LPGA Teaching Professional Karen Palacios-Jansen.

Cardiogolf creator and golf performance coach Karen Palacios-Jansen has been named to Golf Digest’s 50 Best Golf-Fitness Professionals in America.

The list, the first of its kind by a fitness- or media company, was compiled by Golf Digest’s expert panel of trainers, chiropractors, physical therapists and doctors who nominated their peers based on their knowledge of the game, their knowledge of exercise physiology and biomechanics, and how they apply both in working with clients. The list is the December issue of Golf Digest Magazine available on newsstands now.

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Get your heart pumping and your golf form in shape with CARDIOGOLF’s unique fitness + game improvement program. No golf ball required.


CARDIOGOLF is a fun, fast moving workout to not only improve your swing technique, but to help you improve in these core fitness areas.

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Cardiovascular Endurance

The body’s capacity to process and deliver oxygen.


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Mobility

The ability of the body to move throughout its full range of motion.


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Stability

The ability to maximize ground force through a combination of muscular movements.

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Flexibility

The ability to maximize the range of motion throughout the golf swing.

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Power / Strength

The body’s ability to load and fire explosively.

My signature program, CardioGolf is designed for golfers of all levels regardless of age or level of play.Karen Palacios-Jansen, Creator of CardioGolf
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Speed

The ability to maximize the body’s ability to generate speed.


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Coordination

The ability to combine several distinct movement patterns into a singular distinct movement.


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Agility

The ability to minimize transition time from one movement pattern to another.

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Balance

The ability to control the placement of the body’s center of gravity in relation to its support base.

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Accuracy

The ability to control movement in a given direction or at a given intensity.

Benefits


The motor learning skills required to be efficient with the golf swing is primarily taught statically and dynamically with a golf ball during a lesson at a golf facility. The student is required to go to a facility to learn. CARDIOGOLF’s programs can be conducted at gyms, boutique specialized fitness studios, schools, homes and golf facilities.

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CARDIOGOLF Anywhere


CARDIOGOLF’s programs can be conducted at gyms, boutique specialized fitness studios, schools, homes and golf facilities.


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All Skill Levels


The program is designed for all skill levels including those that have never played the game. The program will accelerate current players and provide a unique way to enter the game for new players.

Contact

CARDIOGOLF is a complete turn-key golf fitness program that provides revenue with unique programs. To learn more contact us.

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