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Now Available-Cardiogolf Certification

On-Line Cardiogolf Certification Program for Golf and Fitness Professionals 

Developed by Karen Palacios-Jansen                                                                                                              

  • LPGA Master Teaching Professional
  • Nike Golf Performance Coach and Certified Personal Trainer
  • Golf Digest Magazine “Top 50 Best Golf-Fitness Professional”

About Certification:

The certification program is designed for golf and fitness professionals (fitness professionals must be proficient in golf) to teach their clients the Cardiogolf program. Cardiogolf is designed to help golfers of all abilities improve swing mechanics and functional movement patterns as well as develop strength, flexibility and endurance specific for golf. The program can be done for individuals or in a group setting.

As part of the certification process you will receive weekly emails that will guide you through the 6-week Cardiogolf On-Line Certification Program. You will learn the exercises and drills, as well as get workout routines that you can learn and teach immediately to your clients.

Cost: $395.00 

Price includes:

  • Six-week online training program and support
  • 1 Shortee Practice Training Club (discounts available to purchase other Shortee Practice Training Clubs for your clients)
  • Cardiogolf Certification Manual (Downloadable PDF)
  • 18 Cardiogolf Workout Routines (You’ll have access to videos. Watch the videos and simply follow along as Karen takes you through a battery of exercises and drills for you to learn to teach your clients.)
  • Over 100 Golf-Specifics Exercises including pre-round warm up routines, strength, flexibility exercises and swing drills.
  • Basic Golf-Fitness Screen
  • Golf-Fitness Tips and Advice to pass onto your clients.
  • Support from Karen to learn how to design a Cardiogolf group fitness class.
  • You can receive CUs from your respective memberships.

During the 6-week program you learn how to design routines to help your clients develop all the key aspects of their golf games. I will include exercises that can be done in a private or group setting. The program starts with the basic golf-specific fitness screen to determine baseline fitness levels. Then you’ll learn the Cardiogolf Pre-Round Warm Up Routines, Golf-Conditioning Exercises, Swing Drills and Post-Round Flexibility Exercises.

Each week of the program focuses on a different aspect of fitness. I will give you an overview of the exercises and routine and then ask you to commit to learning the exercise routine and drills during the week.  You can use the routines immediately to teach your own clients.

About Cardiogolf:

Cardiogolf is a golf-fitness program designed to teach the mechanics of the golf swing without hitting a ball. The program optimizes physical competence in each of ten recognized fitness domains:

  • Cardiovascular
  • Stamina
  • Strength
  • Flexibility
  • Power
  • Speed
  • Coordination
  • Agility
  • Balance
  • Accuracy 

About Cardiogolf Group Fitness Classes and Routines:

Cardiogolf is a series of golf-specific workout routines that combine swing drills and exercises. Cardiogolf accommodates golfers of all skills and fitness levels. All you need to teach Cardiogolf is a 4 x 4 sq.ft. space for each golfer to do the exercises and swing a golf club.  Cardiogolf ‘Shortee Practice Training Clubs’ are recommended to use in the class.  The clubs are shorter so that they can be swung indoors and in a group setting. Some of the exerciseswill require a golf club, small hand weights, stretch bands or medicine balls, but all the exercises can be modified if no equipment is available.

The Cardiogolf workout routines are based on ‘interval circuit training’ where the golfers will be doing a variety of exercises or a “circuit”. Cardiogolf provides simple fitness routines that exercises combining cardiovascular endurance and strength exercises with golf- specific exercises and drills.

Modify each class to fit the needs of the golfers in your class.

 Cardiogolf Program Levels

Par-for beginners or people who have not exercised in the past.

Birdie-for moderate exercisers who have participated in fitness programs in the past and/or exercise 2 to 3 days a week.

Eagle-for advanced exercisers who exercise on a daily basis and are looking to challenge their fitness level.

Core benefits of Cardiogolf for Golf and Fitness Professionals include: 

  1. Drive traffic into golf and fitness facilities (classes could be scheduled several days a week and in the evenings or off hours)
  2. Cultivate a unique relationship with repeat clients that are frequenting facilities to attend classes
  3. Create a stream of income for golf and fitness professionals
  4. Revenue stream from Cardiogolf training equipment

Core benefits of Cardiogolf for participants include: 

The motor learning skills required to be efficient with the golf swing are primarily taught statically and dynamically with a golf ball during a lesson at a driving range or at a golf course. The public’s perception of how to learn to play golf is to go to a golf course or a driving range facility. Cardiogolf’s programs can be conducted inside golf facilities during off-seasons and off hours.  Cardiogolf is a unique program that is conducive  to a group setting so professionals can teach large groups at once.

CORE BENEFITS INCLUDE: 

  1. Improve overall health and fitness
  2. Improve or learn the golf swing technique
  3. All skill levels benefit with Cardiogolf tiered levels and modifications

About Cardiogolf and Creator Karen Palacios-Jansen 

Cardiogolf is a golf-specific fitness program designed to teach the mechanics of the golf swing without hitting a ball. Created by Karen Palacios-Jansen, 2008 LPGA National Teacher of the Year, Certified Personal and Pilates Trainer and voted as one of America’s “Top 50 Best Golf-Fitness Professionals” by Golf Digest Magazine. Karen appears frequently on The Golf Channel and has authored hundreds of golf-fitness instructional articles.

Created in 1999, Karen has taught Cardiogolf group fitness classes at golf resorts, country clubs and fitness centers. She currently teaches Cardiogolf at Trump National Charlotte Golf Club and at 15 to Fit Pilates and Barre Studio both located in Mooresville, North Carolina.

Cardiogolf curriculum incorporates techniques accumulated through more than 20 years of teaching experience and fitness training. Cardiogolf swing mechanics and drills have been developed from years of studying under the likes of David Leadbetter, Nick Faldo, Jim McLean and Dede Owens. The fitness portion of the programming comes from Karen’s experience as a AFAA Certified Personal and Group Fitness Trainer, a CHEK and Nike Golf Performance Specialist and a Certified Pilates Trainer.

Cardiogolf programing integrates mind/body golf and fitness skills that can be taught to golf professionals and fitness trainers who can adapt and implement the workouts to fit the needs and personal goals of their clients.

For more information and to sign up email info@cardiogolf.com

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Cardiogolf Daily Dose-Keep Your Eye on the Ball

Visit Cardiogolf.com to download the FREE Cardiogolf Pre-Round Warm Up Routine E-Book.

If you have any tightness or inflexibility in your neck area, you will have a hard time completing a full shoulder turn and you may take your eye off the ball as you swing back.  This may result in raising your body up or standing up as you swing back or using excessive hand and arm motion causing a faulty clubface.

If your tendency is to lift your head, take your eye off the ball, have an incomplete shoulder turn or have an  abbreviated finish, it is important to incorporate neck flexibility exercises into your daily routine to not only improve your swing mechanics, but also prevent injury.

Neck Rotators

  1. Sit upright on a ball or chair, maintaining good posture and looking forward.
  2. Slowly rotate your head to the right as far as you can and hold the position for a moment.
  3. Slowly return to the start position and then slowly rotate your head to the left as far as you can and hold position for a moment.
  4. Alternate rotating your head from side to side for 8 to 10 repetitions.
  5. Do 2 to 3 sets.

Stay On-Course with Your Health and Wellness

Cardiogolf teams up with Zija International, the leaders in the Natural Health Revolution, to offer golfers of all abilities cutting-edge health and wellness products.

Would you change the way you eat if you knew certain foods could help you play better golf?

Managing your food intake, hydration levels and adding certain nutrients to your diet can not only help you concentrate and focus more on the golf course, but it can also help you keep your heartbeat steady as you make an important shot or putt, help your muscles fire faster for more power, help you fight fatigue so you can play and practice longer and even help you keep your cool after a bad shot. More importantly good nutrition is good for your overall health and well-being.

We all know the importance that fitness, swing mechanics and equipment can have on our golf games, but are you eating the right foods to sustain enough energy throughout your round to play your best golf? The best equipment in the world won’t make a difference if you don’t have energy to get you around the course. We do not hear as much about nutrition for golf, but rest assured that the most elite golfers of the world follow some sort of diet to provide them with the energy-output they need to play their best. While is it not yet the norm for golfers to follow a specialized nutrition program, it will soon become so.

By simply adding a few Zija products into your daily routine and making simple diet modifications, you can dramatically improve your golf game and more importantly your health and well-being.

Visit Cardiogolf.myzija.com for more information

Practice something about your game everyday. #CardioGolfChallenge

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Cardiogolf Exercise #108

Cardiogolf Daily Dose-Improve Your Rotation with Side Flexion

This exercise will help you improve your flexibility to increase your range of motion to make a better swing. Try this flexibility exercise that targets arms, shoulders, obliques and core muscles.

If you have limited side bend, then you will also be limited in your spinal rotation because one motion cannot happen without the other motion. Any limitations in this area will cause you to slide or sway in your golf swing. Improving your range of motion so you can side bend will help you make a better backswing and follow-through.

 Watch Karen Palacios-Jansen and Christina Ricci, LPGA Teaching Professionals, demonstrate the warm-up exercises.

Side Flexion with Hand Weight

Stand erect with a hand weights in both hands.
Extend your left arm above your head, inhale and then lean to the side.
Exhale and return to the start.
Repeat on the opposite side.
Do 8 to 10 repetitions on each side.

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Karen Palacios-Jansen is a LPGA Class A Teaching Professional and a Certified Personal Trainer specializing in Golf Fitness. Karen serves as the National Vice President of the LPGA Teaching And Club Professionals Membership and has been voted as one of America’s  “Top 50 Golf-Fitness Professionals” by Golf Digest Magazine and  “Top 50 Instructor” by LPGA.  Karen received the prestigious LPGA National Teacher of the Year award in 2008.

LPGA Teaching and Course ProfessionalsKaren Palacios-Jansen is the creator of Cardiogolf, a golf-fitness program available at Cardiogolf.comKaren’s website at www.kpjgolf.com is a ‘must-see’ resource for golf and fitness instruction. Follow Karen online on Twitterand Facebook.

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Cardiogolf Daily Dose-Single Leg Balance Swings

Visit Cardiogolf.com to download the FREE Cardiogolf Pre-Round Warm Up Routine E-Book.

Do the Cardiogolf Pre-Round Warm Up Routine.

Practice something about your game everyday. #CardioGolfChallenge

Your ability to stay balanced throughout your golf swing is important to create power. If you are unable to stay balanced, it is likely you will be limited in the amount of force you can apply to the golf ball while maintaining good fundamentals.

Practicing balance exercises will not only help you improve your swing mechanics but also will help you increase your power as well.

Single Leg Balance Swings
  1. Stand in a normal golf stance, holding a club.
  2. Move your back foot behind your front foot, you may have to narrow your stance to balance.
  3. Lift your back foot off the floor and try to maintain your balance on opposite leg.
  4. Make practice swings as you try to maintain balance on one leg.
  5. Repeat on opposite leg.
  6. Do 8 to 10 repetitions.

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Cardiogolf Daily Dose-Uphill and Downhill Lie Drills

In my opinion, daily practice is the key to success towards any goal.  Making 10 practice swings a day or exercising for 5 minutes everyday will get you playing better and in better shape than  exercising or practicing for two or three hours once a week.

First of all, it is always hard to find big chunks of time to do massive workouts or beat balls on the driving range.  Secondly, the long workouts or practice sessions usually lead to fatigued swings, injuries and ingrained bad habits.

There is something to be said about the momentum of taking small daily steps towards a goal that is cumulatively better than taking big steps with less frequency.

Practice something about your game everyday. #CardioGolfChallenge

When you play golf, you almost never have a completely flat lie on the golf course like you do at the practice range.  It may be difficult to recreate those sidehill, downhill and uphill lies on the practice range, but you can do it at  the gym or at home.

Simply taking practice swings with your stance at different levels can help prepare you for how it will feel on the golf course.  Use a step or bench to simulate the uneven slope.  Start with an uphill lie. Place your front foot on the bench so that you simulate an uphill lie.

The idea is to make a full turn and weight shift despite the restriction you may feel because of the uneven stance.

Cardiogolf-Trim Your Score, Shape Your Swing

Stay On-Course with Your Health and Wellness

Cardiogolf teams up with Zija International, the leaders in the Natural Health Revolution, to offer golfers of all abilities cutting-edge health and wellness products.

Would you change the way you eat if you knew certain foods could help you play better golf?

Managing your food intake, hydration levels and adding certain nutrients to your diet can not only help you concentrate and focus more on the golf course, but it can also help you keep your heartbeat steady as you make an important shot or putt, help your muscles fire faster for more power, help you fight fatigue so you can play and practice longer and even help you keep your cool after a bad shot. More importantly good nutrition is good for your overall health and well-being.

We all know the importance that fitness, swing mechanics and equipment can have on our golf games, but are you eating the right foods to sustain enough energy throughout your round to play your best golf? The best equipment in the world won’t make a difference if you don’t have energy to get you around the course. We do not hear as much about nutrition for golf, but rest assured that the most elite golfers of the world follow some sort of diet to provide them with the energy-output they need to play their best. While is it not yet the norm for golfers to follow a specialized nutrition program, it will soon become so.

By simply adding a few Zija products into your daily routine and making simple diet modifications, you can dramatically improve your golf game and more importantly your health and well-being.

Visit Cardiogolf.myzija.com for more information

Cardiogolf 1000 Practice Swing Challenge

Visit Cardiogolf.com to download the FREE Cardiogolf Pre-Round Warm Up Routine E-Book.

Do the Cardiogolf Pre-Round Warm Up Routine.

Practice something about your game everyday. #CardioGolfChallenge

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For more information visit Cardiogolf.com

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