Michelle Wie West launches a game-changing new golf program on Tonal
In golf, repetition is key. If you can repeat the same motion over and over and over again, you’ll see your game improve. That’s the main problem though — getting good at golf takes a lot of time. Amateur golfers who have a day job have a hard time spending time on the range, working on their short game, hitting the gym, and ultimately putting all the pieces together on the course.
Enter Tonal: an at home fitness system that uses a patented digital weight system to provide a customized workout experience.
You don’t need plates, barbells, bands or any other bulky, heavy equipment. Tonal is no bigger than a 50″ flatscreen and uses magnets and electricity to deliver up to 200 pounds of resistance. It has adjustable arms that can support both upper and lower body movements, and has a built-in intelligence guide that tracks and learns from your workouts, much like a personal trainer would. It almost sounds too good to be true.
For golfers, Tonal is an easy answer to the gym problem. You can get just as good of a workout in right at home, without any travel time. But, it’s also the answer to the muscle memory problem. That’s what got Michelle Wie West interested in the product. She found she could use Tonal’s sub-maximal loads to reinforce swing movement patterns on days she couldn’t make it to the range. Wie West also uses Tonal to improve tempo and rhythm. She does rotational exercises slowly to get into the movements and increase range of motion, then she’ll repeat them with speed all while keeping an eye on Tonal’s real-time metrics. “Just spending 10 minutes a day working on those motions on Tonal and incorporating your golf swing into your workout when you can’t get to the range is really impactful,” she says.
Tonal’s workout regiment includes thousands of live and on-demand workouts, including everything from pilates to kickboxing, to strength training to meditation. Now, Michelle Wie West will be guiding golf specific workouts for driving and irons, as well as four classes covering the basics. Throughout each class, Wie West will perform each movement and discuss her experience as a pro.
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