Frequently Asked Questions

 
 

Answers to some common questions.

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Do you offer any nutritional counselling?

GOLF-FIT does not offer nutritional counselling. However, it has a referral program with Kim Bristow, a registered holistic nutritionist (RHN). More information about Kim and her services is available at active-nutrition.ca

are your fitness programs safe?

Absolutely. All GOLF-FIT programs are individualised and take into account any concern you may have related the nature of the training and the equipment used. For example, strength training programs can evolve from body-weighted exercises to ones using resistance bands, and eventually weights.

DO you provide in-home fitness training services?

Yes. In-home training programs can be offered on evening or weekends. Due to popularity of these options, these programs are offered on a paid first-come, first-serve basis. 

DO you provide home swing analysis and coaching with the k-vest?

Yes - provided that you have a set-up where you can safely hit golf balls, such as a hitting net or home golf simulator.

Do you offer cardio training programs as well?

GOLF-FIT offers comprehensive personal fitness programs that include cardiorespiratory training based on canfitpro FITT recommendations.

do you provide online training services?

Yes, GOLF-FIT offers online training services facilitated by the Fitbot platform. Free consultation is available. A completed and signed PAR-Q+ is required prior to the start of any training program. 

 

why do I need to fill out and submit the par-q+ prior to starting a fitness program or doing injury risk screens?

All GOLF-FIT clients are required to fill out a Physical Activity Readiness Questionnaire for Everyone (or PAR-Q+ for short). This questionnaire will tell you whether it is necessary for you to seek further advice from your doctor before becoming more physically active. Dan can assist you with the PAR-Q+ and, if required, with guidance for completion of the supplementary ePARmedX-Physician Clearance Form.

Do you offer golf fitness training programs for children?

GOLF-FIT fitness programs and injury risk screens are available for individuals 16 years and older. A PAR-Q+ must be completed and signed by a parent, guardian, or care provider. 

what is HRV and can it help me train better?

Heart Rate Variability (HRV) is an important biomarker, which measures the Autonomic Nervous System, the main controller of health and performance functions. GOLF-FIT clients are strongly encouraged to use a heart rate monitor belt (such as the Polar® H7 or H10) when training, and in combination with a HRV monitoring mobile apps, such as EliteHRV. Daily HRV morning readiness readings can help establish whether an individual is overtraining.

Do I need to buy expensive fitness equipment or go to a gym?

GOLF-FIT training programs are individualised and take into account personal preferences, availability of equipment, scheduling constraints, etc.