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February is American Heart Health by Fitness Director Dave Maloney

Monday, 3. February 2014 13:04

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States, killing more than 600,000 Americans each year. And it’s why we devote the entire month of February to raising awareness of heart health.  You should also know:

  • Cardiovascular disease kills more people each year than cancer, lower respiratory diseases and accidents.
  • Cigarette smokers are two to three times more likely to die from coronary heart disease than nonsmokers.
  • Heart disease is the leading cause of death for women in the United States, killing 292,188 women in 2009, that’s 1 in every 4 female deaths
  • Heart disease killed 631,636 people in 2006.

So what can you do to protect yourself from heart disease? While there are some risk factors you can’t control, such as age, gender, heredity, race and diabetes, there are risk factors for heart disease you CAN control, like high cholesterol, high blood pressure, smoking, exercise, obesity and stress.

By eating a healthy diet that includes plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables and exercising regularly for at least 30 minutes each day, you can do wonders for your heart. Determine whether or not your weight is within a healthy range, don’t smoke and limit how much alcohol you drink. You should also talk with your health care provider about your heart care. Talk to him or her about monitoring your blood pressure, testing your cholesterol levels and regularly monitoring your blood sugar levels if you have diabetes.

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Golf Tip/Advice from Head Golf Professional Greg Yeomans

Monday, 27. January 2014 9:00

How can I be ready for the new season when there is snow on the ground?

Stretch-MateWith the arrival of winter, Head Golf Professional Greg Yeomans offers members some tips to prepare for the 2014 golf season without playing any rounds.  The first suggestion is to do lots of stretching.  This can be done utilizing the TRUE Stretch offered at the Fitness Center.  Once we stop certain activities such as golfing on a regular basis, we get tight and our swing can become restrictive or too short.  This can lead to timing and swing flaws.  Because  I don’t play from November through March, I make sure I stay loose by doing stretches.  

In addition, members are able to practice their swing at the Indoor Golf Center located onsite in the Cart Barn.  The hitting bays and simulator create a perfect environment to work on your fundamentals.  Whether you need to make a grip change, improve your posture or fix your swing path, utilizing the simulator can help you achieve all of these goals.  The worst thing you can do is to be sedentary.  IndoorGolfCenterGreg suggests you stay loose by stretching and if nothing else, hitting some balls to maintain your timing and rhythm so you are ready to start the new season. And if you need some professional advice, Fitness Director Dave Maloney at the Fitness Center or Greg Yeomans at the Golf Pro Shop are happy to arrange a private appointment and work with you to keep you flexible and in shape during the winter months.

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Exercise Tips by Fitness Director Dave Maloney

Friday, 24. January 2014 11:58

daveheadshot1Each month, Dave Maloney, Bay Club Fitness Director and Head Personal Trainer shares a different exercise tip with members.  To view his exercise channel, please click here.

Dave is a Titleist Certified Golf Fitness Instructor, and performs the most comprehensive Golf Performance Assessment in New England. This certification allows him to design custom exercise programs to correct swing faults and to prevent/treat golf swing injuries.  Dave has performed well over 200 Golf Performance Assessments since becoming a TPI Instructor and is able to assess what swing characteristics the client will have before he even sees them pick up a golf club.

In addition, Dave is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, Certified Sports Nutritionist, and Certified Johnny G. Spinning Instructor.  Some of his clients include the Mrs. America Pageant, six time Grammy Award winner Yo Yo Ma and a number of the New England Patriots Off Season Conditioning Programs.

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The Burdenko Method

Wednesday, 8. January 2014 17:20

Fitness Director Dave Maloney has recently added certification  in “The Burdenko Method” to his resume.  This practical application of water and land exercises is based on a holistic approach to rehabilitation, conditioning, and training.  Water is a great healer and the ideal medium for rehabilitation, conditioning and training.  The hydrostatic (passive) and hydrodynamic (active) properties of water provide an optimal environment for safe and effective therapy and conditioning.  With little or no weight bearing in the water, the injured or de-conditioned client is able to return to desired activities quickly and safely.  Dave’s first hand success with “The Burdenko Method” after suffering a sprained knee inspired him to add this specialty to his list of credentials.  “After the first hour in the deep water, I was amazed at how significantly the swelling and range of motion improved” Dave recounted.

Many professional and Olympic athletes are now making “The Burdenko Method” part of their regular training programs, although it is for everyone.  If you are dealing with a nagging injury or just want some great exercises that are easy on your joints, Dave suggests you give this program a try.

The Burdenko Method will be offered on a private and semi-private basis.  Land based exercise programs have been added to the Bay Club’s Fitness Class schedule for the winter.  In addition, water based programs will be offered when the junior Olympic-size swimming pool opens in the summer.

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Exercise of the Month

Tuesday, 5. March 2013 17:39

Fitness Director, Dave Maloney offers members new fitness exercises each month.  These exercises are geared towards improving their overall strength and lowering their golf scores.   This month’s exercise “Thoracic Spine Rotation” can be viewed by clicking here.

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Bay Club Academy of Fitness

Wednesday, 12. December 2012 10:52

Dave Maloney, Fitness Director at the Bay Club recently introduced the Academy of Fitness.  This new service offers members a variety of monthly health and wellness information in the form of lectures, videos, hand-outs, and bulletin boards displays.  In addition, Dave created a Bay Club Fitness Channel on YouTube to showcase a new monthly exercise each month.  You may view Dave’s library of videos by clicking here.

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Bay Club Sprint Triathlon and Kids Run

Thursday, 6. September 2012 11:49

The 6th Annual Bay Club Sprint Triathlon and Kids Fun Run saw a great turnout of both children and adults.  Held at the Sports and Activities Center and on the grounds of the club which includes more than 300 acres of conservation land, both young and old competed for the title of champion.  The youngsters started the day with a two lap swim in the Junior Olympic sized pool, one mile bike ride and half mile run.  The competition was a close one with the winning team claiming victory by just 18 seconds.   Individuals and teams then competed in the adult race with a 16 lap swim of the pool, 9.6 miles bike ride and a 3 mile run.   The participants were cheered and encouraged along the way by the members of the Bay Club community.

The Bay Club at Mattapoisett is a country club with an eighteen hole championship level golf course and residential property located in Southeastern MA.   The pool complex is highlighted by a junior Olympic sized pool with lap lanes and zero-depth, child-friendly entry. Life Guards and pool-side food and beverage services are available during the summer season. To arrange a private tour please contact Dave Andrews via e-mail or phone, 508-758-9543.

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Golf Fitness Exercise by Dave Maloney

Thursday, 14. October 2010 18:26

Bay Club of Mattapoisett Director of Fitness, Dave Maloney, works with members on their golf and fitness conditioning to improve their overall strength and lower their golf scores.  Certified by the Titleist Performance Institute (TPI) Dave offers this exercise to develop core stability and strength.

1. Set the functional trainer arm to be level with your chest height while sitting on a stability ball.

2. Lift one leg off the ground and rotate as far as possible across your body.

3. Perform 2 sets of 15 repetitions with your left leg elevated and repeat with your right leg elevated.

4. You just want enough weight, so that you feel your core is needed to stabilize you on the ball.

Dave Maloney One Leg Stability Golf Fitness ExerciseDave Maloney One Leg Stability Golf Fitness Exercise
The Bay Club is a golf and country club community with 625 acres of wooded and gently rolling terrain, that includes 200 acres of open space and 175 home-sites in Mattapoisett along the SouthCoast of Massachusetts. To arrange a private tour please contact Dave Andrews via e-mail or phone, 508-758-9543.

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Get Your Mental Game Up To Par!

Wednesday, 25. August 2010 14:19

Bobby Foster the Mental Golf Workshop

The Mental Golf Workshopâ„¢ Profile is now available through Dave Maloney, Head Fitness Professional at the Bay Club.  This 37 page booklet was developed by Bobby Foster, formerly a teaching professional and golf coach at the University of South Carolina.  His coaching career included both Men’s and Women’s NCAA championships.

Bobby has spent the last fifteen years building a successful management consulting practice and is a Certified Behavioral Analyst specializing in the DISC Behavioral Style Model.    Bobby explains,  “I built the golf profile system so that golfers and golf instructors could enjoy the same benefits we’ve experienced with work related profiles. I wanted to build a profile system that would give golfers a framework for  understanding the “what’s and why’s” of their mental golf traits, and our DISC based golf profile does just that. I also wanted to provide improvement ideas tailored to each person’s individual golfing personality and ideas they could implement right away”.

The Bay Club at Mattapoisett is a country club with an eighteen hole championship level golf course and residential property located in Southeastern MA.   To arrange a private tour please contact Dave Andrews via e-mail or phone, 508-758-9543.

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Healthy Back Clinic with Dave Maloney

Friday, 22. January 2010 19:05

Back Care Lecture
Back Care Lecture Saturday, January 23

Dave Maloney, Fitness Director for the Bay Club at Mattapoisett is hosting a lecture which will focus on Back Care at the Sports and Activities Center on Saturday.  Low fat muffins, coffee, and juice will be available for you to enjoy while you learn more about your back and golf fitness tips that will help you stay healthy and improve your flexibility.

The discussion will cover the following:

  • Common Back Disorders
  • Back Anatomy
  • Treatment Choices
  • How exercise and flexibility can relieve your pain

Simple back exercise

The Cat and Dog or also know as the Cat and Cow stretch is an excellent stretching movement for individuals with back pain.

1) Start on your hands and your knee’s. Make sure hands are under shoulders and knee’s under hips.

2) Cat: Arch your back up as high as you can, while lowering your head and neck. (hold for a few seconds)

3) Dog/Cow: Now try to increase the curve in your lower back, while lifting your head and neck. (hold for a few seconds)

4) Repeat each movement 8 to 15 times for 2 sets.

The Bay Club at Mattapoisett is a country club with an eighteen hole championship level golf course and residential property located in Southeastern MA.   To arrange a private tour please contact Dave Andrews via email or phone, 508-758-9543

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Golf Fitness Tips by Dave Maloney

Friday, 13. November 2009 17:23

swayThere are 12 major swing “faults” or characteristics that can show up in your golf swing.  A common swing fault is “sway”, which occurs during the backswing, when the player’s hips slide past the outside of their back foot. This will result in a number of inconsistencies, as well as a loss of power. This exercise, by Bay Club Mattapoisett Fitness Director, Dave Maloney, will help correct this swing fault and is also beneficial to skiers and tennis players.

dave lateral plank

Lie on your side with just your forearm and outside of your bottom foot touching the ground.

Hold this position for 2 sets of 10-30 seconds.

For a more advanced version, get in the same position and lift your top leg for 2 sets of 15 repetitions.

This exercise will strengthen your abductors and your core.

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Strength Training for Junior Golfers

Monday, 9. November 2009 18:14

Peter Uihlein Sinks 18ft putt Walker Cup 2009Bay Club Mattapoisett Fitness Director Dave Maloney explains that getting stronger, specific to golf, may be the key to gaining the edge for the junior level golfer.

“We are noticing a dramatic change in the caliber of junior golfers, especially with the potential of college scholarships as a reward. Junior golfers are getting fitter and stronger, as a result they are hitting it as long as the PGA and LPGA players. This is a combination of personal coaching on swing mechanics and gaining strength,” Maloney explains.

Junior golfers like Peter Uihlein, Ty Tryon, Michelle Wie and the Songsters are a perfect examples of what junior golfers are capable of, given the right training. The difference between junior golfers and adults is typically strength – not flexibility. “I’ve worked with hundreds of junior golfers and within a very short period of time, with the proper strength training, their drives increased as much as 50 yards, ” Dave reports.

It is Maloney’s opinion that the age to begin a strength training workout for juniors is best begun at around twelve years old. It is strongly recommended that a professional oversee the program at the earlier stages to set the routine and establish goals. The purpose of the exercises are to compliment the golf swing from a dynamic and a stability standpoint.

If you would like to get your junior golfer on a golf specific fitness program please call Bay Club Fitness Director Dave Maloney at 508-207-9251.

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