Cross Training for Golfers-Pilates for Golfers

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Cardiogolf Creator, LPGA Teaching Professional, Golf-Fitness Specialist and Certfied Pilates Instructor Karen Jansen teams up with 15 to Fit Pilates, Barre and Fitness to help you take your game to the next level.

Karen will design an individualized golf-specific workout program for you combining Pilates reformer exercises with her unique Cardiogolf fitness program to help you improve your core strength, posture, balance, flexibility and swing technique to build more a powerful and repeatable golf swing.

15 to Fit Pilates Schedule for Karen Jansen Monday, Jan. 14th

6:15 am – 7:00 am Gentle Paced Restore
7:30 am – 8:15 am All Level Defined Arms & Total Body Toning
8:30 am- 9:20 am Quick-Paced Toned Legs & Great Balance
4:30 pm – 5:20 pm Moderate Paced Better Posture & Core Strength
5:30 pm – 6:20 pm All Level Defined Arms & Total Body Toning
6:30 pm – 7:20 pm Moderate Paced Pilates Strong with Weights

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Mondays are a good day to do your cross training. The principle of cross training for golfers is to improve mobility, flexibility, stability, balance, strength, endurance, and power to help create a  profienct swing. Cross training is something other than swinging the golf club.

The repetitive nature of the golf swing can lead to muscle imbalances, sore joints and muscles and injury.  When you swing at a ball, the body is continually replicating the same movement with force that can lead  to developing a series of opposing strengths and weaknesses.

For this reason it is important to cross-train and do exercises that help balance out your muscles. But not just any exercises: you need to do balancing exercises.

According to Robin Long, Pilates expert, imbalances often go unnoticed, and therefore un-corrected, because many traditional exercise regimens don’t incorporate single-side exercises. Many times our stronger side does the majority of the work in a given exercise and we don’t even know it. Consequently, our stronger side gets stronger and our weaker side gets weaker.  In Pilates, you will do a variety of single-side exercises where you can control the amount of repetitions and resistance to balance the opposing side.

Pilates uses controlled movements, focusing on your core muscles to build body strength, flexibility and endurance. It’s a total body conditioning routine to help you strengthen, lengthen and tone muscles without high impact movements.  It is a perfect regimen for golfers.

Cardiogolf Creator, LPGA Teaching Professional, Golf-Fitness Specialist and Certified Pilates Instructor Karen Palacios-Jansen teams up with 15 to Fit Pilates, Barre and Fitness to help you take your fitnesslevel or golf game to the next level.

Karen leads various Pilates classes to help you strengthen, lengthen and tone your muscles. Classes combine Pilates Reformers, Pilates Springboards and Cross Core Trainers for a total body workout.

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