It is podcast time! I'm delighted and so stoked to join my good friend and colleague Jeff Pelizzaro on the 18STRONG podcast! Jeff is the founder of the 18STRONG golf community. They believe that one platform can bring world-class golf fitness training to golfers around the world.
This week we have Liesbeth “Lizzy” Pauwels, one of the premier golf fitness and yoga instructors in the Netherlands, on to talk about her golf fitness journey and the growing state of golf fitness in Europe as compared to North America.
Lizzy was born in Belgium, grew up in Spain, studied at the University of B.C., and is currently in Amsterdam where she has become one of the most prominent golf fitness professionals and enthusiasts in the Netherlands.
Initially, she was pursuing her dream of playing competitive golf with the goal of playing in the LPGA, however, injuries changed her path to becoming a golf fitness professional and finding out more about the world of golf and kinesiology are intertwined and her current mission: developing a golf community that plays forever.
THE 18STRONG PODCAST
Strong Healthy Golf Forever w/ Liesbeth Pauwels [#249]
Highlights from this Episode
How she got into golf at a young age and how that love of golf, and subsequent injuries, led her down the path of kinesiology and helping other golfers get stronger and prevent injuries.
The state of golf in Europe and Holland, how she kickstarted amateur golf fitness in Holland, and the different involvements she has had through the golf world from her work at LP Golf Performance.
The results and revelations she has seen from the growing community that goes to see her and have their eyes opened to the possibilities of golf fitness and how it can affect their game and their lives.
Lizzy dives into her Golf-Yoga methodology; how it is derived from TPI to make it personal and tailored to each person, but also how she uses a broad yoga concept to improve mobility and stability.
Simple things that people don’t do that she would like to see golfers implement into their golf and fitness like having morning/evening routines that work for you where you are in your strength and conditioning.
Liesbeth Pauwels's Background
Liesbeth graduated from the University of British Columbia with a degree in Kinesiology and went on to apprentice under rotational fitness coach, Jason Glass, which taught her how she could help other golfers to work from their physical capabilities.
She is the Spanish Long Drive Champion of 2007, a collaborates with the Dutch Golf Federation & PGA Holland.
On top of all of this, she is Titleist Performance Institue Certified, a Golfers Magazine Fitness Instructor, and a National Golf Magazine Columnist.
After 10 years of experience in the field of coaching movement to golfers from professionals to amateurs and seniors to elite juniors, she continues to grow the golf fitness community in Europe. She is the founder of The Golf Yoga Retreat.
"Go out of your head, go into your body"
CaddyShack or Happy Gilmore? Happy Gilmore
What’s you’re walk-up song to the first tee? Run the World by Beyoncé
If you could play 18 holes of golf with anyone, who would it be and where would you play? My dad at Pebble Beach What has you most excited for your upcoming year and your career? Starting to see the golf fitness movement and culture liftoff is so exciting to see.
Any last piece of advice for the 18Strong audience? Training and practice are great, but go out of your mind and into your body.
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