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The Pilates Reformer and chair machines are useful in training the competitive golfer, according to Pilates trainer Connie Kelly.
A Pilates Reformer is a machine which uses springs for resistance exercises. Performing footwork on the Reformer machine, working the lower extremities bilaterally and unilaterally with weight transfers can equally strengthen to correct imbalances in lower extremity strength and flexibility, according to Kelly.
Standing balance exercises with upper extremity reciprocal patterns can help a golfer’s swing. These standing functional golf postures are used on the Reformer whenever possible.
On the Pilates chair, standing balance exercises can be performed as well as multiple exercises for the shoulder blades and wrist stability.
True core stabilization can help improve the golfer’s game as well as helping with any low back pain while golfing, according to Pilates proponents.
For more information, contact Connie Kelly at CK Pilates studio, 533 Route 9 South, Marmora, 08223, or see www.ckpilatesllc.com