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Golf Technology and Fitness: Bridging the Gap

Over the past 30 years, many gimmicks have hit the golf market all promising to increase your swing speed and efficiency off the tee. Likewise, in the golf fitness industry, there have been many advances to get your body in great shape and reduce your chances of injury on the Read more…

Free Chair Yoga Offered in Palm Desert

Bikram Yoga Plus Coachella Valley is offering free chair yoga classes to low-income seniors, 65 years and older. Seniors seeking to increase their mobility and positive outlook on life are encouraged to attend classes at the Palm Desert studio. No prior yoga or exercise experience is necessary. Chair yoga classes Read more…

The Role of Exercise in Modern Life

Many of us have taken steps to become a healthier, stronger version of ourselves this New Year by becoming more physically active. Some of us hit the weights, the yoga mat, the spin bike or the side walk, all of which are excellent options for getting in shape. For many Read more…

It’s Time to Play!

When was the last time you tried something new just for the fun of it? As we age, busy schedules – and often apprehension – can keep us from exploring new horizons and trying things a little out of our comfort zone. Such is the case with the latest craze Read more…

Why Do Athletes Use Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy?

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) is becoming widely popular in today’s athletic world. Many professional, collegiate, and amateur athletes are utilizing the therapy to aid in faster recovery time and overall athletic performance. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy is a Federal Drug Administration (FDA) and American Medical Association (AMA) approved medical treatment that Read more…

Shoulder Impingement: A Common Problem for Golfers

Shoulder injuries are very common with golfers because of overuse during the swing. This is due largely in part to poor mechanics, restricted motion due to muscle imbalances, and/or inflammation. In golf, which many do not consider an overhead sport, 30% of your swing is spent vertically elevated above 90 Read more…

The Tennis Player in Motion

Elite tennis players make it look easy and effortless. By comparison, those at the amateur level may display movement skills, strokes, and fitness that leave something to be desired. Tennis is a lifelong sport, and all players share a common desire to perfect their skills, and a drive to continue Read more…

The Many Benefits of Exercise Balls

The term “Swiss ball,” also known as the exercise ball, was made popular by U.S. therapists who first saw their use in physical therapy clinics in Switzerland. Actually, the balls originated in Italy when a toy manufacturer, Aquilino Cosani, first produced large vinyl balls in 1963. His Gymnastik™ balls were Read more…

Youth Athletes and Early Burn-out

Eager parents often come to me to train their son/daughter, only to find that there is no time for them to train due to their other sport commitments. Some of these athletes are playing more than one sport, but are doing so at the expense of their own health. Some Read more…

The Science behind Abdominal Training

Summertime is here and a large portion of the population strives to look their best in that new bikini or swim trunks. They work diligently all year to build muscle and confidence to display their fit midriffs. Thousands of crunches, leg raises and V-ups are done daily across the nation, Read more…

Improving “The Sway” in Your Swing

Golf makes many physical demands on the body. We therefore need to spend the necessary time conditioning ourselves so that we can play 18 holes day after day and not worry about pulling a muscle or incurring an even more severe injury. One of the top five problems that many Read more…