Editors' ChoiceApril 3, 2018

Best Fitness Equipment For Golfers

All it takes is one weekend watching PGA Tour pros routinely bomb it 350 yards down the fairway to understand that golf is no longer a game played by people who aren't athletic enough to compete in other sports. The game's participants, especially at the elite level, have transformed from golfers to "golfer athletes," and fitness has played a big part in building a better golfer. Whether you're interested in joining that group, losing weight, increasing swing speed or just avoiding back pain, you're wise to invest in fitness equipment. What do you need? Focus your purchases and training on three main areas:

1.) Things that improve flexibility, so you can make a fluid golf swing.

2.) Things that make your body stronger and more stable, so you can make a powerful golf swing while keeping your balance.

3.) Things that protect your joints and soft tissue from wear and tear.

For the most part, every product that made our list can be used to achieve at least two of those goals, if not all three.

Not interested in buying a bunch of stuff? No problem. We even have a recommendation for a commercial gym that is equipped with most of what you'll need to get golf fit.

Commercial Gym: Life Time Fitness, $29-$179 a month
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Dumbbells: Bowflex SelectTech 552, $260
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Elliptical: Sole E95, $1,800
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Foam roller: TriggerPoint Grid X, $50
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Medicine Ball (Hard): SPRI Dual Grip Xerball, $49-$95
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Medicine ball (Sensor): Assess 2 Perform Ballistic, $525-$550
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Mini Bands: SKLZ Multi-Resistance Training Set, $20
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Plyo Boxes: Rogue Foam, $175-$965
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Resistance Bands: SuperFlex Golf Fitness Kit, $70
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Stability Trainer: Bosu Elite, $200
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Stationary Bike: Peloton, $2,000
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Stretching Aid: True Stretch 800SS Pro, $2,200
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Suspension Trainer: Redcord Mini, $198
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Swing-training Bands: Instant Replay, $109
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Swing-Training Club: WeckMethod RMT, $95-$112
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Treadmill: NordicTrack Commercial 2950, $2,300
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Weighted Bar: ActivMotion Bar, $85-$136
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