When Marian Geist Became Aware of the Body-Golf Connection
In 1977 Marian began playing golf. Like most athletes she thought playing great golf would be easy. However she experienced many highs and lows. Therefore she sought help from many instructors and golf schools. Also like many golfers today, she fell prey to random tips and the latest golf gadgets.
During her beginner stage, she was working in the fitness and health industries. She owned and operated a fitness facility and weight loss centers. Then after a serious athletic injury in 1986, Marian became interested in athletic injury prevention. She got trained and opened a trigger point manual therapy practice. She began helping golfers resolve pain and poor movement patterns. It soon became clear to her that improving the body could help golfers not only feel better but better their game.
To Find and Address the Source(s) of Symptoms Is Her Intent
Marian learned that every pain has a cause. Treating golfers with chronic pain required patience and persistence. Her goal was to identify the source of the pain and address it. The same has always been true about her golf instruction. She identifies the root causes of poor performance and helps golfers correct them.
Frequently Marian finds that poor golf swings are either causing pain or aggravating it. She maintains that golfers’ muscle imbalances, posture distortions, and pain often lead to disappointing golf. Whether pain is causing poor golf or vice versa, the goal is to improve both.
Marian Geist’s Background Helps Her Train Golfers More Effectively
In 1997 Marian completed a degree in kinesiology. She achieved a solid background in movement science. Then in 1998, she became an LPGA Teaching Professional. So Marian holds two firm beliefs from her education and 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. This is important because playing your best golf is largely dependent upon having an able body.
Marian is grateful to have been mentored by some amazing people. These include Dr. Jane Clark, professor of motor development at UMD at College Park, Dr. Greg Rose of the Titleist Performance Institute, and Aaron Mattes, kinesiotherapist and originator of Active Isolated Stretching. In early 2000 she completed all 3 levels of Dr. Rose’s Body-Swing Connection curriculum. Then, as a client of his chiropractic clinic, Dr. Rose helped Marian 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. She will uncover the root source(s) of your issues. Then she can help you address them. This brings lasting results and is what every golfer deserves.
Helping Clients Improve Their Golf Longevity Is Marian Geist’s Specialty
Marian believes people like challenges. Therefore, that’s one reason they are drawn to golf. However, past injuries can make golf too challenging. As a hybrid golf, fitness, and health professional, Marian specializes in GOLF LONGEVITY. Marian personally uses and shares proven training techniques with clients. She stays abreast of scientific advances which promote the ability to stay in the game. You may reap lifetime benefits from working with her. So if you’d like to be your best, Marian can help you enjoy the process as well.
An Invitation from Marian
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?
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 can be your best. Golf will be more fun. And you can feel more positive about staying in the game.