Top 5 Exercises for Great Golf

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The golf swing is a complex and unnatural swing for many people. Unlike tennis or baseball, where you have the luxury of moving the feet and body to position yourself tostrike the ball, the golf swing necessitates detailed attention to the sequencing of your body’smovements for best ball striking. Years of research on the optimal …

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Hello from Personal Best Personal Training!

How are you? It’s been a loooong time since I’ve written a blog, and we have lots of catching up to do. The last year has been a whirlwind, between Covid, moving to Cape Cod, and starting work at Willowbend Country Club, I’ve been busy adapting to my new work and home. As you can …

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Loving Being Lost

Loving Being Lost – A journey towards mindfulness Note from Kathy: Today I have a guest post from Joe Dorr, a former elite athlete with a background in psychology and an interest in healthy mindsets and mindfulness. Joe’s writing style is on point and earnest. I think we can all relate to his wise words, …

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What is Your Nutrition Personality?

It’s been quite a while since I sent out a blog. I have been thinking a lot about you! So, how ARE you doing? Are you keeping up your mental and physical health? I know it’s difficult during a pandemic. But if there’s anything we now know, it’s that we can better weather these kinds …

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Fitness in the Time of Corona

How do we manage our health and fitness needs during the Covid -19 pandemic? What kinds of exercise should we prioritize? We are in unprecedented times.  This is unknown territory for the heart and soul, not to mention the mind and body. So, it is no surprise that many of us, myself included, are a …

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To Stretch or not to Stretch, that is the Question

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Last week I had a couple client conversations that went like this: Client #1- I read that you are not supposed to stretch before your workout? That it could lead to injuries? Why are we stretching before our workout? Me:  Well, that’s a bit of a generalization of the research, but for YOU, since you …

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Ice or Heat? Which is better and when?

I thought I knew. I’d followed the research regarding ice and the negatives of using it at the wrong time for the wrong injury. I was definitely biased against ice for pain relief. So, for over 9 months, I used heat for my back and glute pain. Sometimes it helped, but sometimes I wasn’t sure. …

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Unlocking Hip Tightness

Variation of hip flexor stretch

File under: Hip flexors are a big deal. Whether you are an Average Joe fitness enthusiast, or one of my dedicated golfing clients, we all share a common lifestyle fault; we live in a time of excessive sitting. We sit for work. We sit at home watching TV. We drive our kids everywhere, and sit …

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