LPGA Teaching Professional
National Academy of Sports Medicine – CPT
Corrective Exercise Specialist
Golf Longevity Specialist
BSc Kinesiology ~ MSc Exercise Science
Marian Geist Discovers the Body-Golf Connection
Marian thought golf would be easy to master when she began playing in 1977. However she experienced many highs and lows. She sought help from many instructors and golf schools. And she fell prey to random tips and the latest golf gadgets.
During this time, she was working in the fitness and health industries. She owned and operated a fitness facility and weight loss centers. After a serious athletic injury in 1986, Marian became interested in athletic injury prevention. In her trigger point practice, she began helping golfers address and resolve pain and poor movement patterns. It soon became clear to her that improving the body could help golfers feel better and improve their game.
Marian Geist Finds and Addresses the Source of Symptoms
Marian learned that every pain has a cause. Treating golfers with chronic pain required patience and persistence. The goal was to identify the source of the pain and address it. The same holds true for golf instruction. She identifies the root cause of poor swing patterms and helps you correct them.
Frequently she finds that dysfunctional golf swings are either causing pain or making the pain worse. Ironically, she also realizes that golfers’ muscle imbalances, posture distortions, and pain often lead to disappointing golf. Whether pain is causing poor golf or poor golf is causing pain, she believes the goal should be to improve both.
Marian Geist Earns a Movement Science Background
In 1997 Marian completed a degree in kinesiology from the UMD@College Park. Armed with a solid background in movement science, she became an LPGA Teaching Professional in 1998. She held two firm beliefs from her earlier work experiences:
1. The body is the most important piece of golf equipment.
2. Always seek the source of every movement issue.
Within this context, she has been helping golfers understand their swing and manage their body. Playing good, consistent golf is largely dependent upon having an able, trained body.
Marian is grateful to have been educated and mentored by some amazing people. These include Dr. Jane Clark (professor of motor development at UMD at College Park), Dr. Greg Rose (Titleist Performance Institute), and Aaron Mattes (kinesiotherapist and originator of Active Isolated Stretching). In early 2000 she completed all three levels of Dr. Rose’s Body-Swing Connection curriculum. Then Dr. Rose helped Marian in his chiropractic clinic improve her own swing and fitness. Since then she has completed TPI Certification Levels 1 and 2.
You can expect Marian to look beyond the symptoms in your lessons. She uncovers the root source of your issues. Then she can help you address them. This brings lasting results.
Marian Geist Offers Golfers Improved Golf Longevity
Marian believes people are drawn to golf because it’s challenging. But let’s face it, injury histories or movement errors can make golf even more challenging. As a hybrid professional (fitness-health-golf), Marian specializes in GOLF LONGEVITY. She personally uses and shares proven training techniques and advances in science to promote golf longevity. How awesome is it that you can expect your sessions with Marian to reap benefits for a lifetime! You’ll not only play your best but enjoy the process AND stay in the game.
Why Golfers Underperform: Marian’s Top 10 Beliefs
- Golfers overwhelm themselves with contradictory golf instruction.
- Golfers lack understanding of their own swing and movement patterns.
- Most golfers don’t train properly to produce consistent, effective, performance.
- There is too much thinking while over the ball.
- There is too little thinking before stepping to the ball.
- Too much time, money, and energy is wasted “practicing” at the range.
- Few know how to manage their body to produce good results.
- Bad shots are remembered and obsessed over more than good shots.
- Few golfers have a real plan for improving.
- Many golfers cannot picture themselves playing the kind of golf they want.
Marian Geist’s Favorite Quotes
- “If anyone can do it, anyone can do it.” (Anonymous)
- “Good golf depends not only upon knowing what to do but upon doing what you know. The first refers to instruction and the second to training.” (Marian Geist)
- “If I knew I was going to live this long, I’d have taken better care of myself.” (Mickey Mantle)
Marian Geist’s Invitation
Do you struggle with golf?
Are you settling for disappointing results?
Is a nagging physical issue negatively affecting your golf?
Have you tired of your current plateau and want to break through to the next level?
Do you feel confused about any part of your game?
If you answered “yes” even once, consider a new approach. Connect with Marian. In your first lesson you will understand how she is different. You’ll be on your way to playing your best golf, having a more enjoyable process, and staying in the game.