Testimonial Golfer’s First Hole-in-one

Here’s a recent testimonial from a great guy. This is one of the examples of the high standard to which I hold myself and my sister company trainbetter.org to. Best wishes to you, Ron :).

Recently, I was referred to Nate  Furlong by various Medical and Trainer specialists to help me with lower back and hip pain.  This chronic pain has hindered my ability to play golf and perform many normal everyday activities for the past 12 years. I saw several medical specialists,  had MRI’s and ultrasound tests.  They concluded it was arthritis and treated it with epidural injections, even though all tests showed everything appeared to be normal.  The epidural injections proved to be unsuccessful.

At our initial meeting, Nate was able to determine that the core muscle group around those areas of the lower back and hip were not properly developed and had some atrophy.  This surprised me because I do work out 4-5 times a week for ninety minutes regularly.  Nate targeted various muscle groups in my core and began to build a systematic program that built up and developed these muscles in my lower body.    Nate started by developing a start up program that I could do at home for two weeks.  He would monitor my progress at subsequent meetings and build up the program accordingly every two weeks until my core was developed and fully functional.   Because of my love for golf, he added various exercises to assist my golf swing with added strength and flexibility.  Between our fourth and fifth visit, I finally got my first hole in one at 61 years old.  Additionally, I am hitting my irons and woods farther than I have ever hit them before and have improved my handicap by 20%.  Coincidence, I think not!

I am walking 18 holes pain free and my hip pain has improved by 80% .  I have worked with various trainers over the years but Nate is absolutely the best!  His ability to diagnose, develop a plan and explain it in a way that makes incredible sense.  I would strongly endorse Nate Furlong for all your training needs.  Whether you are looking to get in shape by building strength and flexibility or as in my case, eliminate nagging aches and pains that plagued me for years, I highly recommend Nate Furlong.

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One of the Few Titleist Performance Institute Golf Guys in Novi!

After lots of course work, a seminar and an exam, I am now Titleist Performance Institute Certified!!!

I’m really excited about this because I’m now certified to work alongside other professionals to help detect and eliminate malfunctions in the body that hinder rotational movement. For those who don’t know, TPI is becoming the premier certification for anyone who coaches golf. To give a small snap shot, TPI’s level one course breaks the golf game down in to twelve primary swing characteristics. These include

1. S-Posture

2. C- Posture

3. Loss of Posture

4. Flat Shoulder Plane

5. Early Extension

6. Over-the-top

7. Sway

8. Slide

9. Reverse Spine Angle

10. Hanging Back

11. Casting/Early Release

12. Chicken Winging.

Each of these swing characteristics can usually be attributed to a weakness, tightness or inability to fire certain muscle groups. The course is designed to build a common language between a team of professionals who work together to create the strongest, fastest, healthiest athletes ever.

A TPI golf screen takes about 1 hour to complete and consists of movement tests for every golf-related functional joint of the body and an exercise program is given at the end to help you work on eliminating your limitations. The investment is $250 and the information/benefit is priceless.

The screen tests and gives corrective exercise for:

1. Pelvic Tilt- loss of power, back pain

2. Pelvic Rotation – Slices, loss of power, too much side to side hip movement

3. Torso Rotation issues – Loss of golf posture, shoulder issues, side to side hip movement

4. Overhead Deep Squat – feeling “stuck” or jammed on ball impact, Loss of posture, balance

5. Toe touch – Back Pain, Knee Pain

6. Shoulder Flexibility – Rotational problems, feel jammed

7. Balance with eyes close – Balance, too much hip motion, butt weakness

8. Back muscle flexibility – Loss of power, feeling crammed

9. Lower body rotation – Ability to use your ball like a whip to crank out the yards

10. Upper body rotation – almost every issue

11. Glute strength- tied in to every golf fault known to man.

If you’re interested in scheduling a screen with me, one of the only TPI certified fitness professionals in Novi please Email at mywellfitlife@gmail.com.

see yah on the course!