CYBEX confirms supplier agreement with PGA Tour and Champions Tour
CYBEX International has recently announced its partnership with Allegheny Sports Medicine mobile fitness and therapy centres; training facilities which will be used exclusively by elite golfers on the PGA Tour and Champions Tour throughout 2012.
Athletes on the PGA Tour 2012, which consists of 45 official events taking place throughout the USA and Mexico, will be supported by four mobile fitness and therapy centres; these will travel to all tournament sites to support the players throughout the season.
Each fitness centre includes a range of CYBEX cardiovascular equipment to include Arc Trainers, treadmills and exercise bikes. The facility will also be equipped with CYBEX Bravo functional trainers and adjustable benches.
Commenting on the relationship between fitness and competition performance, golf legend Greg Norman said: “The world’s best players increasingly look to enhance their performance on the course through better fitness off it. CYBEX equipment allows these players to exercise at higher levels of intensity without fear of injury or overuse.”
Norman, who held the number one professional golf ranking for 331 weeks throughout the 1980’s and 1990’s, has seen a definite change in attitude towards regular exercise and fitness: “It’s great to see a paradigm shift with professional golfers who now make fitness part of their daily routine. Today, golfers are hitting their drives 300-plus yards and they’re healthier and stronger because of regular exercise.”
Paul Schueren, a physical therapist who has been with the player mobile fitness centres since 1988, indicated how important the decision to choose the right equipment supplier was: “By using mobile fitness and therapy centres installed with CYBEX equipment, more than 80 per cent of PGA Tour professionals are demonstrating that fitness and performance are linked at the highest level.”
The announcement that CYBEX will be equipping the PGA Tour and Champions Tour for 2012 follows the launch of the CYBEX Golf Performance Programme.
Developed by the CYBEX Institute of Exercise Science and following extensive research, the programme is designed to enhance the specific physical attributes that lead to an efficient and powerful golf swing, regardless of the golfer’s age or ability.
For more information on the CYBEX Golf Performance Programme, click here.