This Will Scratch Your Golf Itch! TPI Trainer, NYC

Dear Golfers, I hope you’re staying active and sane during the mandatory COVID-19 shutdown.  We don’t know how long this will last, but as long as it does I don’t want your to lose all the progress you gained during the winter. As you do your best to scratch the golf itch during the mandatory shutdown I want to be here […]


Today, March 21st is the first day of Spring, and Spring typically signals the unofficial beginning of the 2020 golf season here in the Northeast part of the country. But unlike any time in history the World is on pause due to the COVID-19 Pandemic.  By executive order we’ve all been told to stay home and away from others by our local and federal governments […]


FOCUS ON YOUR HEALTH In this article, I am not going to give you more directions on how long you should wash your hands or how to make homemade sanitizing gel. We’ve all heard enough of that!  But what I am going to tell you is that your best defense against this or any other […]

Rocks and Low Back Pain: PART 4 (conclusion) – TPI Trainer, NYC

What About Non_Mechanical Causes Of LBP? In the West, we tend to see pain as the problem and simply treat the site of pain. “Pain never precedes dysfunction.” _ Stanley Paris If your back hurts something is already wrong.   Additionally, as Westerners, we tend to think mechanically, not holistically. But everything isn’t as simple as […]

Rocks and Low Back Pain: PART 3 – TPI Trainer, NYC

The Role Of The Abdominal Musculature  The term ‘core’ is about as misunderstood a term in exercise as I can think of. The general population still thinks that crunches are core exercises!! Crunches and sit-ups with your legs locked are amongst the worst exercises to do for your back! The diagram above is of what […]

Rocks and Low Back Pain: PART 2 – TPI Trainer, NYC

In part one of this 3 part series I discussed ergonomic and common biomechanical causes for low back pain. Part 2 continues with biomechanic causes and some common exercise no-nos. Big Belly-Flat Butt Man You’ve seen this guy….He’s everywhere. He’s as common as a housefly! Gut hanging out over his belt buckle and there isn’t […]

Rocks and Low Back Pain: PART 1 – TPI Trainer, NYC

If you’ve ever had lower back pain, you are not alone. About 80 percent of adults experience low back pain at some point in their lifetimes. Low back pain is ranked second only to headaches as the most frequent cause of pain. Back pain can occur following an injury, or can occur for no apparent reason. It also happens to be […]

5 Ways To Prevent Back Pain While Golfing – TPI Trainer, NYC

If you love to golf, but your back hurts when you swing a club, know that you are not alone. The movements needed to effectively swing a golf club can put pressure on the low back. Studies show that low back pain is the most common ailment among golfers of all ages. Low back pain […]

Calgon, Take Me Away! – TPI Trainer, NYC

If you’ve been around as long as I have you probably remember that television commercial catchphrase, “Calgon, Take Me Away.” The catchphrase is so effective and engrained in pop-culture language that it’s instantly associated with escaping of stress, rest, and relaxation. Calgon is simply a water softener powder. In the YouTube clip below, the woman […]

Happy Muscles = Happy Golfer! TPI Trainer, NYC

​​​ In 2007 I was first introduced to a tool now known to me as a Tiger’s Tail. The name given to the black and orange massage stick resembles the same.  I purchased the device from a Perform Better representative at a fitness conference and quite honestly, didn’t really know what it was for. But […]