With springtime just around the corner, golf enthusiasts are anxiously awaiting the warmer weather for their “season” to be in full swing! It is not too late to start a pre-season conditioning program to help you enjoy your golf season injury free.
Golf demands a delicate balance of mental and physical skill. Pilates enables you to focus on both through mind-body awareness by gaining insight into the inseparable connection between the physical and psychological components of athletic performance. Golfers can take their physical performance to a higher level by training their minds in addition to their bodies.
Pilates is great exercise for golfers because it helps strengthen the core, which is instrumental in the golf game. Having a strong core allows you to set up to the ball correctly and efficiently without pain. When you have the correct address position, you have a better chance to swing correctly. When you’re swinging, because Pilates emphasizes initiating from the core through the peripheral limbs, power is generated from the ground up, which will lead to an increase in club head speed.
For the most part, golf and Pilates share the same basic principles, requiring flexibility, rotation and core and gluteal strength. For golfers looking to stay healthy on the greens, Pilates is the ideal golfing partner. While the golf-pro may help correct swings and take strokes off a player’s game, the Pilates specialist can improve a golfer’s performance, stamina and stability. These changes can help clients drive the ball farther and avoid the sand-trap of fatigue and injury.
For more information about private pilates training for golf visit www.windhampilates.com or call the studio at 603-505-4449. Windham Pilates is the only facility in Windham to offer the STOTT Reformer and V2Max Pilates Equipment.
(Source: STOTT Pilates)