Due to neighborhood water main maintenance, the JCC Peck Aquatic Center, locker room showers, and water service within the Soref Wellness Wing will be unavailable on TUESDAY, JULY 22.  We apologize for any inconvenience this causes our members and guests.

Yoga 4 Golfers

March 7, 2013

By: Kirsten Hintz - Founder, Y4G

Six years ago, my passion for yoga and golf began.  My husband encouraged me to learn the game of golf, and I immediately fell in love with it.  I loved playing with family and friends, being out in nature and experiencing all the complexities golf offers.   

Yoga on the other hand, that was a different story.  I have been a fitness enthusiast all my life, but have mostly been into running and cardio activities.  Yoga seemed so foreign and I had little interest. 

However, soon after I started playing golf, I tried my first yoga class and the transformation from “cardio girl” to “yoga enthusiast” took place.

In 2011, after learning about Katherine Robert’s Yoga 4 Golfers Certification Program, founded Yoga 4 Golfers Wisconsin.  I was drawn to the concept of incorporating yoga and golf, my two passions, into an innovative mind and body golf conditioning method.

What is the goal of Yoga 4 Golfers Wisconsin?  The goal is to help golfers shoot lower scores by incorporating yoga and related fitness techniques into their practice regime.  By applying a golf-centric approach to traditional yoga methods – flexibility training, core conditioning, breathing awareness and concentration – golfers can achieve more power, consistency, strength and focus in their game.  I have customized a unique yoga program that directly correlates to a golfer’s training needs.

What types of benefits will Yoga 4 Golfer students experience? 

      •  Improved Flexibility:  Increasing distance & accuracy off the tee
      • 20-40% Increased Range in Motion:  greater distance, accuracy & strength
      • Strengthened Golf-Specific Muscles: Maximizing performance
      • Highly Developed Breathing Awareness:  Establishing rhythm & tempo in the golf swing
      • Improved Sense of Balance:  Developing a solid foundation for your stance
      • Quieter Mind: Increasing concentration & visualization
      • Reduced Chance of Injury & Faster Recovery:  Becoming a healthier athlete

This program is designed by golfers for golfers and is for people who have always wanted to do yoga but have been reluctant to go to a traditional yoga class.  This program is perfect for both men and women of all fitness levels who want to experience the benefits of yoga  in a golf-centric environment.

Join us here at the JCC for Yoga 4 Golf Preseason Conditioning.  Choose between two sessions: 6 Sundays, April 7 - May 12 from 10:45 AM - 12:15 PM or 6 Thusdays, Apl 11 - May 16 from 8:00 - 9:30 AM.  See the Program Guide for more details.

Also check out an article about Yoga 4 Golf in The Wisconsn Golfers Magazine - Click here for the article.