Pilates for Golfers manual for Pilates instructors

Pilates for Golfers manual for Pilates instructors

Pilates Digest releases the first in a series of specialized golf fitness programs for Pilates instructors.  The Pilates for Golfers manual is a step-by-step guide to identify and correct golf swing faults using the Pilates Method.  It is 140 pages filled with golf fitness information to assess your golf clients, identify their swing faults and detailed Pilates exercises for golf that will correct the swing faults. Pilates for Golfers is a program for Pilates professionals. Golf clients have different needs which are specific to their own swing faults and body issues.  As a trainer with golf-specific knowledge, you can help your golf clients improve their game while decreasing their risk of injury.  Additionally they... Continue ...

Posted on June 23, 2009 By

Pilates for a Better Golf Swing

Pilates for a Better Golf Swing

Of the many benefits of practicing Pilates, improved posture and body awareness are two of the most important. While they are beneficial to everyone, improved posture and body awareness can be extraordinarily helpful to golfers. Whether a person plays golf socially or professionally, some of the most common swing faults are rooted in poor posture and body alignment. Poor posture can be death to a golf swing and can lead to poor performance, high scores and, worst of all, injury. Specifically, a golfer suffering from either Kyphosis or Lordosis is at high risk of injury and is most likely not performing to the best of their ability. You’ll often see golfers buying new equipment (clubs or training aids) in an effort to improve... Continue ...

Posted on April 2, 2009 By

Pilates Equipment Exercises to Improve Torso Rotation

Pilates Equipment Exercises to Improve Torso Rotation

Last month we posted an article about using Pilates Mat exercises to help improve torso rotation for golfers. Now we continue to focus on torso rotation but will address the improvements using the Pilates Reformer and Cadillac rather than Mat work. Additionally, we offer these exercises (mat as well) for all clients involved in athletics of any sort. Of course Pilates in an excellent exercise choice for golfers but if you think about it, many other athletes utilize torso rotation. Watch a baseball player throw a ball—they rotate their upper body one way to prepare for the throw then rotate their torso around a stable lower body to bring the ball forward and eventually release it. How far would the ball go if the player... Continue ...

Posted on February 10, 2009 By

Year in Review: 2008 and the Future

Year in Review: 2008 and the Future

Happy New Year to the entire Pilates Digest community!  We are looking forward to an exciting year at Pilates Digest.  Since our launch in 2008, we have had an unbelievable response from our subscribers and contributors. Popular Pilates Articles from 2008 If you are just joining us and you missed 2008, here are some of the most popular articles from last year: Pilates Equipment Foam Roller Fun Pilates and Running Three Simple Exercises for a Better Golf Game Principles of Pilates Pilates for Power in your Golf Game Looking Forward to 2009 We want to hear from you this year.  What was your favorite conference of 2008 and why?  Did you find a workshop that was unbelievable?  Post either events for free in our new Conference... Continue ...

Posted on January 13, 2009 By

Three Simple Pilates Exercises for a Better Golf Game

Three Simple Pilates Exercises for a Better Golf Game

All golfers know they need to work on rotation, balance and stability. This is stating the obvious. There are also a handful of exercises that benefit the golfer that might not be so obvious. Of course, we know each golfer has individual needs, as with all athletes, but these three simple Pilates exercises should be a part of every golfer’s routine.  If you are a Pilates instructor and want to know more on how to identify and correct
 golf swing faults using the Pilates Method we have written a manual called Pilates for Golfers. Pelvic Tilt This is actually a warm-up exercise, but great to help create more mobility and coordination in the pelvis, hips and lumbar spine. All of which are important during the golf swing... Continue ...

Posted on March 18, 2008 By