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Summer Pilates Shape Up

When the weather is hot and humid, the last thing that you feel like doing is exercising, but keeping up your fitness is one of the best things you can do for yourself to stay healthy and injury free this summer.  Stay cool, take your exercise indoors and try Pilates.

Karen’s Summer Class Schedule

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.

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 fitness level 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.

Karen will also design an individualized fitness and or golf-specific workouts 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.

Visit 15toFit.com to see schedule and sign up.  

 

 

 

 

 

Cardiogolf Makes Appearance at National Golf Day

Cardiogolf makes appearance as WE ARE GOLF Celebrates National Golf Day’s 10th Anniversary on Capitol Hill

Record 175 Congressional Meetings, Nearly 200 Attendees from 35 U.S. States Showcase the Game’s Benefits in D.C.

(WASHINGTON, D.C.)WE ARE GOLF – a coalition of the game’s leading associations and industry partners – visited Capitol Hill for the 10th annual National Golf Day to discuss the game’s nearly $70 billion economic impact, $4 billion annual charitable impact, environmental value to local communities and fitness benefits. A record 175 Congressional meetings were scheduled and nearly 200 attendees from 35 U.S. states participated.

Industry leaders met with Members of Congress, the Executive Branch and Federal agencies to highlight the two million jobs impacted by golf and the nearly $4 billion raised for charitable causes through 143,000 philanthropic events annually. Throughout the day, participants shared stories about the game’s 15,000-plus diverse businesses, tax revenue creation, accessibility, tourism, ecological value and the fact that one in 75 U.S. jobs is impacted by the industry.

This year’s event also included Mike Davis, Executive Director of the United States Golf Association (USGA), the PGA TOUR’s Billy Hurley III, and Olympic gold medalist Dan Jansen.

National Golf Day featured a day-long exhibit in the Rayburn Foyer with live lessons for Congressional Members and staff from 2012 PGA Teacher of the Year Michael Breed, host of “The Golf Fix” on Golf Channel and LPGA Teaching Professional Karen Palacios-Jansen, founder of Cardiogolf, a golf-specific fitness system.

About WE ARE GOLF

WE ARE GOLF, created in 2010, is an industry coalition that communicates the economic, charitable and environmental impact of golf, as well the health and wellness benefits of the game and the affordability and accessibility of golf, to Members of Congress, the Executive Branch and regulatory agencies.  The goal of WE ARE GOLF is to ensure that laws and regulations that impact the golf industry are fair and appropriate to an industry that generates nearly $70 billion in economic impact annually, impacts close to two million American jobs and generates nearly $4 billion in charitable giving each year.

For more information, please visit www.wearegolf.org.

Cardiogolf Goes to Capitol Hill to Celebrate National Golf Day

Cardiogolf creator and  Vice-President of the LPGA T&CP  Karen Palacios-Jansen will be on  Capitol Hill Wednesday, April 25, 2017 along with other LPGA representatives evangelizing the sport of Golf for National Golf Day, hosted by, WE ARE GOLF, a coalition of golf’s leading organizations.

Karen will demonstrate her Cardiogolf program and how golf can be exercise.

Cardiogolf Class

Click here to learn about National Golf Day.

LPGA and other leading golf industry organizations will celebrate and promote golf’s contributions of nearly $4 billion annual charitable and economic impact  worldwide.

Olympic Gold Medalist Dan Jansen and the PGA TOUR’s Billy Hurley III will also attend National Golf Day’s 10th anniversary.

Dan Jansen an avid golfer and fitness professional, who holds an annual charity golf tournament to benefit the Dan Jansen Foundation,  will talk about the benefits that the game of golf has on health and wellness.  Billy Hurley III, a graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 2004 and former Naval officer will talk about how golf contributes to the military and their families.

Dan Jansen Celebrity Golf Classic
Billy Hurley III

Throughout the event, golf’s leaders and other special guests will discuss the game’s tax benefits to local communities and the impact the game has on the economy and charitable contributions.

Organizations include We Are Golf,  Club Managers Association of America, Golf Course Superintendents Association of America (GCSAA), Ladies Professional Golf Association, National Golf Course Owners Association, PGA of America (PGA), PGA TOUR, United States Golf Association, United States Golf Manufacturers Council, World Golf Foundation and others.

“Golf plays a significant role in stimulating our economy and is very accessible, with nine of 10 golfers playing public facilities,” says Congressman James E. Clyburn, Assistant Democratic Leader (D-SC). “National Golf Day is an opportunity for the industry to share golf’s many benefits with Congressional leaders in D.C.”

For more information visit WE ARE GOLF. 

Cardiogolf Class Demo

Professional golfers know the importance of athletic development for golf. As a recreational golfer, you may not have the time to train like an elite athlete, but by simply adding a few swing drills into your daily routine, you can dramatically improve your game.

In my Cardiogolf classes, you will learn exercises that help increase your flexibility, endurance, strength and balance all specific to golf.

In Cardiogolf class, I use short practice clubs to do exercises and swing drills.  The club is short for a couple of reasons:

  • the short club is easy to swing indoors without hitting the walls or ceilings
  • the clubhead is closer to your hands, so it is easy to monitor the clubface and learn how to square the face at impact
  • since you are not hitting balls with the short club, there is no judgement of where the ball goes, so you can work on your technique without getting frustrated
  • the club is lighter than a regular club, so you can learn to swing the club faster to develop clubhead speed

Making practice swings will not only tone your muscle and burn some calories, but the act of swinging over and over again can help you improve your swing technique and improve muscular endurance.

Our practice swings are usually smoother, longer and more on-plane with better tempo than our real swings.  As you make practice swings, you can focus on making certain motions to improve technique such as making a fuller shoulder turn, keeping your spine angle throughout the swing and shifting your weight correctly.

As you make practice swings, you can swing faster than you usually do to help you get used to swinging faster to improve clubhead speed. As you make practice swings, you can work on certain moves in your swing without worrying where the ball is going.

A few things to think about while you are making your practice swings…

  • Look down at where a ball would be and try to simulate hitting a ball as much as possible
  • Work on your swing fundamentals.  Monitor your posture, alignment, ball position and grip to make sure they are correct
  • Keep your head level throughout your swing
  • Complete each practice swing by holding your finish for a moment, as if you were watching your ball fly down the fairway
  • Imagine the perfect golf shot as you swing
  • Finish in balance
  • Start each swing from the beginning; don’t swing back and forth continuously
  • Make each swing as if you were hitting a real shot

To order your own Shortee Practice Training Club visit Cardiogolf.com.

 

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JOURNEY TO MORE PARS LET’S GO TO PINEHURST JUNE 24-28, 2017!

Get ready for More Pars at the famous Pinehurst Resort. A golfer’s paradise. This school is a special treat. You’ll enjoy Christina Ricci, top-selling golf author, LPGA and TPI Golf 3 and Karen Palacios-Jansen, LPGA Master Professional and creator of CardioGolf.

This 4-day golf school open to men and women will catapult your game to more pars and includes:

8 HOURS OF CLINIC SESSIONS

Clinic sessions jam-packed with practical game-improving tips that are tailored for your level of play.

ON COURSE INSTRUCTION

Transfer your skills to the course with focused play and reinforcement tips from Christina and Karen.

MORE PARS ON YOUR SCORECARD

Walk away with loads of new skills that will improve your ball striking and lower your handicap.

EXPERIENCE CARDIOGOLF

A fun and fast-moving fitness program designed to shape your swing and trim your score

For more information and to register click here- Journey to More Pars