Posted Jun 4, 2013 by Gym Source in FIT Fact and tagged Cybex, fitness machines, golf, golf fitness, injury, personal trainer.

Top Golfers Get Sharp with Cybex and Gym Source

How do the world’s top golfers stay fit for the fairways? Easy—they tap into mobile fitness trailers designed exclusively for the PGA Tour, all of which feature cutting-edge equipment supplied by Cybex and serviced by Gym Source.

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See the PGA Tour Fitness Trailers Featured in the New York Times, 6/3/13

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On any given week of the Tour—an intense stretch of 43 tournaments that runs from January through November across more than 24 states, Canada and Puerto Rico—more than half the field can be found keeping their fitness edge at one of these on-site facilities.

Scott Riehl, known widely as ‘Lord of the Trailers,’ is the Strength and Conditioning Coordinator for the PGA Tour. He’s a big believer in the benefits of golf-specific fitness. “We have built a culture where all the players are dedicated to fitness. My job is developing programs and [leading] them through workouts.”

The programs he develops begin and end with fitness technology from Cybex, the exclusive equipment provider to all four PGA Tour fitness trailers. According to Riehl, the reason is simple: “Cybex equipment allows these players to exercise at higher levels of intensity without fear of injury or overuse. Our players love the versatility.”

The four mobile trailers—two devoted to strength and conditioning, two to physical therapy—reside at every tournament. Loaded with Cybex Arc trainers, treadmills, stationary bikes, and functional trainers, they’re also staffed with two physical therapists, a chiropractor, and a strength and conditioning coach at all times.

The players themselves are thrilled, particularly Greg Norman, the top-ranked golfer on the PGA Tour for 331 weeks in the 1980s and 1990s. “It’s great to see a paradigm shift with professional golfers who now make fitness part of their daily routine,” he says. “Today, golfers are bombing their drives 300+ yards, and they’re healthier and stronger because of regular exercise.”

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