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Add 20 yards to your drive

Everyone agrees that golf is a very demanding game, both physically and mentally. The repetitive motions over 4-5 hours can put a lot of stress on your body.
Why Condition for Golf?
During each game you will:
  • Take over 300 swings... twisting on one side!!!!!
  • Lean over 30-40 times
  • Bend down 40-50 times
  • Walk 4-5 miles
Start training so you can play pain free!
Injury statistics:
  • 63% of golfers will experience low back pain
  • 30% of pro golfers will play injured – Freddy Couples struggled many years with back injury
  • If you play other sports, you are 40% more likely to develop back pain
Think about your typical golf swing:
  • Occurs in under two seconds
  • Need velocity/speed of 80-90 mph from a static position
Proper training is essential to make that happen.

See our brochure for more details
Claudine LaRochelle-Reischl, founder and instructor
How can we help?

Claudine LaRochelle specializes in Yoga for Golfers, and her coaching background ensures that she focuses on achieving your specific wellness goals.

  • Add 20 yards to your drive
  • Hit more fairways
  • Increase your stamina and keep strong and focused for 18 holes!

Claudine will start with an assessment of your physical condition, then move you through a progressive program, starting with simple, targeted poses, increasing the challenge every week. We end the program with another assessment, then advise you of which program to take next.

Every pose is related back to your golf swing: what these poses will do and why they are important to your golf game.
Classes are on Tuesdays @ 12:30pm and 5:45pm
                       Wednesdays/Thursdays @ 6:30pm
Yoga for Golfers focus on:
  • Strength and flexibility to improve your swing and follow through
  • Proper breathing techniques to improve your swing and distance
  • Mind-relaxation methods for those hard shots!
  • Stretches to prevent injuries
  • Visualization exercises to lower your score

Sign up today and see your game improve dramatically by the end of the summer!


Free Golf training tip
Spinal Twist
  1. Sit down with legs extended and place your right foot over your left knee.
  2. Place your left elbow on the outside of your right knee. Take a deep inhale.
  3. As you exhale, gently twist to the right. Make sure your left shoulder does not lift up.Turn your head to the right looking over your right shoulder.
  4. Take three deep breaths, then inhale and come back to starting position.
  5. Repeat on the other side.
spinal twists are helpful for increasing the range of motion in golf

Benefit: This stretch improves internal hip mobility, which will improve your backswing, improve your X factor and alleviate swing faults.

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