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.
About Karen Palacios-Jansen
Karen Palacios-Jansen, 2008 LPGA National Teacher of the Year, has been voted “Top 50 LPGA Teacher” and voted to “Golf Digest’s Top 50 Best Golf-Fitness Professionals in America”.
- LPGA Teaching Master Teaching Professional
- Vice-President LPGA Teaching and Club Professionals
- AFAA Certified to Personal and Group Trainer
- Certified Pilates Trainer
- Nike Golf Performance Specialist
Karen has her own golf events company-Swing Blade Enterprises in Mooresville, North Carolina. She is a certified personal trainer, a Nike Golf Performance Specialist and Pilates instructor. She developed a golf-specific fitness system called Cardiogolf available online at Cardiogolf.com and on DVD.
As a member of The Nike Golf Advisory Staff, Karen participates in Nike product development and promotions.
Karen has appeared on The Golf Channel and is a regular content contributor to Golf Digest Magazine’s ‘Fitness Friday” column and other online platforms.
A former David Leadbetter trained instructor and Jim McLean Golf School master instructor; Karen has been a member of the LPGA T&CP since 1994. In 2016, Karen was elected, by her peers, Vice-President of the LPGA T&CP (Ladies Professional Golf Association Teaching and Club Professionals).
Karen, a freelance golf instructional and fitness writer, is formerly the managing editor for Golf Fitness Magazine. Her blog “KPJ Golf” is read by thousands of golfers each week. Karen has spent the last 10 years developing her online and social media presence. She has over 10,000 followers on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram and more than 100,000 views of her online video tips. Her blog, KPJ Golf, ranks 26th out of thousands of golf blogs according to Blog Rank and is ranked among the “Top 50 Golf Blogs” according to Blog Metrics Ranking.
Karen is married to Olympic Gold Medalist speed skater Dan Jansen. Frequently requested as a public speaker and lecturer at golf shows and conferences, Karen has helped thousands of golfers improve their golf games. For more information visit KPJgolf.com.