Editors' ChoiceApril 10, 2019

Best Fitness Equipment For Golfers

By now, you must realize that fitness is an established part of golf performance—and not just at the elite level. Golfers of all abilities are exercising in ways that will help them swing better, hit the ball farther and avoid pain and injury. If you’re ready to finally join the revolution, or you already have but would like to tailor your workouts to be even more golf-specific, then our fitness recommendations will help. If you’re going to build your own gym, the focus should be on acquiring products that improve flexibility, make you more stable and powerful, and protect the joints and soft tissue from unnatural wear and tear. Better range of motion means better technique. Stability and power enhancements help you swing the club faster for longer drives without sacrificing accuracy. And anything that benefits joint health and reduces soft-tissue soreness will allow you to play this sport for decades to come. Most of our choices for fitness equipment can be used to achieve at least two, if not all three, of those goals. We even recommend a commercial-gym chain for those of you who don’t want to fill your basement or garage with dumbbells and medicine balls.

Commercial Gym: Life Time Fitness, monthly membership fees vary
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Dumbbells: Bowflex SelectTech 552, $300
Available at bowflex.com
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Elliptical: Sole E95, $1,800
Available at soletreadmills.com
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Foam roller: TriggerPoint Grid X, $50
Available at tptherapy.com
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Medicine ball (Hard): SPRI Dual Grip Xerball, $49-$95
Available at spri.com
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Medicine ball (Sensor): Assess 2 Perform Ballistic Ball, $525
Available at assess2perform.com


Medicine ball (Soft): Rogue, $65-$123
Available at roguefitness.com


Mini bands: SKLZ Multi-Resistance Training Set, $20
Available at sklz.com
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Plyo Boxes: Rogue Foam, $175-$965
Available at roguefitness.com


Resistance Bands: SuperFlex Golf Fitness Kit, $70
Available at superflexfitness.com


Rowing machine: NordicTrack RW900, $1,600
Available at nordictrack.com


Stability Trainer: Bosu Elite, $200
Available at bosu.com
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Stationary Bike: Peloton, $2,245
Available at onepeloton.com


Stretching Aid: Stick Mobility Golf Mobility Training, $200-$290
Available at stickmobility.com
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Suspension Trainer: ComCor Suspension Gym, $50
Available at comcorfitness.com
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Swing-Training Club: WeckMethod RMT, $100-$110
Available at weckmethod.com
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Therapy (recovery): Theragun G3PRO, $600
Available at theragun.com
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Treadmill: Xebex Runner, $3,800
Available at getexd.com


Universal: Bodycraft Galena Pro Home Gym, $1,900
Available at bodycraft.com
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Weighted Bar: ActivMotion Bar, $100-$140
Available at activmotionbar.com
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