Arise Center for Athletic development

David Donatucci

David Donatucci M.Ed., (TPI Advisory board member) CSCS,


Karen Palacios-Jansen

Karen Palacios-Jansen- LPGA Master Teaching Professional NASM Certified Personal Trainer AFAA Certified Personal/Group Trainer 
 Balance Body Certified Pilates Trainer 
 Nike Golf Performance Specialist 
 Website: Twitter:@kpjgolf YouTube: CardioGolf Fitness TV Facebook: Cardiogolf Bio- Karen Palacios-Jansen, Ladies Professional Golf Association Master Teaching Professional, National Academy of Sports Medicine Certified Personal Trainer, Athletics and Fitness Association of America Certified Personal and Group Trainer and Body Balance Certified Pilates Instructor has her own golf events company- Swing Blade Enterprises in Mooresville, North Carolina focusing on golf instruction and fitness. Karen developed a golf-fitness system called CardioGolf available at, blending golf instruction and fitness into a unique group fitness class taught at 8 locations in the Charlotte metropolitan area. The program is designed to help golfers of all levels increase strength, flexibility and coordination along with improving swing technique. The workouts include cardio/endurance, resistance and Pilates training. Karen has developed several fitness/training aids including the CardioGolf Shortee Practice Club, a specialized club to practice indoors and the CardioGolf Slope, a fitness platform with a golf twist. The CardioGolfTM Slope is especially designed for golfers to rehearse sloping lies, but it is also a fitness platform. The CardioGolfTM ‘Slope’ is curved like a slope. You can vary the angle you place your foot to practice various sloping lies, but also it is a great tool for exercise. You can do a variety of traditional low-impact exercises as well as strength, balance, core and even upper body exercises. Recently Karen partnered with GolfGym® Fitness EquipmentCompany to assist in the development of new products and create instructional material. Karen has incorporated GolfGym® equipment into her CardioGolf program. GolfGym® fitness and training aid equipment includes resistance bands, balls and training grips that are highly portable and easy for golfers of all levels to use in their homes, offices or while traveling. The CardioGolf Certification program is now available for golf and fitness professionals for them to teach at their own facility providing a new revenue stream with unique programing that is constantly updated. Karen has won several awards including LPGA Teacher of the Year. She has also been named to several top instructor lists including the LPGA ‘Top 50 Best Teacher’ list and the Golf-Digest Magazine “50 Best Golf-Fitness Trainers’ roaster. Karen is the author of two books, including the ‘Golf Fitness Book’,published by Taylor Publishing that has sold over 100,000 copies. Karen has an Amazon Influencer page specific to golf and she has demonstrated her CardioGolfTM programming all over the world including in Korea to LPGA Professionals. Karen is married to Olympic Speed Skater Dan Jansen and lives in Mooresville, North Carolina. For more information visit

Core Golf Performance

james lafratte

Fred Maltino TPI Golf Fitness Profesional Level 1

Driven Golf Fitness

Scott Shepard

Scott Shepard MSPT CSCS Sports Physical Therapist (Multiple Golf Fitness Certifications) Two Time Golf Digest Top Fitness Trainer Sharmmy Zhang TPI -Former Professional Golfer -PT Student Alex Kamargo TPI -Certified Fitness Coach -Former Professional Golfer

Elevated Performance

Jon Benne

4 staff members and myself All TPI certified

FitGolf Performance Center

Greg Johnson

GREG JOHNSON, MS, CSCS, TPI3, Pn Manager, Head Trainer AWARDS: 2019 IDEA Personal Trainer of the Year Finalist (Top 3)  Outstanding Fitness Professional 2017 PFP Magazine, Personal Trainer of the Month Trainer of the Year Finalist  Outstanding Fitness Professional 2016 Titleist Performance Institute, “Chance at the Best” Winer  Excellence in Fitness, and growth in the Golf Fitness Industry 2015 Life Fitness, Personal Trainer to Watch, Global Winner  Winner, out of 1000 trainers from 49 Countries and Territories PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE: Feb 2019 – Present NCPGA Education Partner through Fitgolf Performance Golf Fitness Expert / Education Provider  Implement Continuing Education course for PGA Professionals on the body and swing  Speak and Present and Local PGA section events  Create and May 2015 – Present DRIVEN Golf Show (5 seasons) Fitness Trainer and Content Creator  Create golf specific fitness content for weekly television series  Assist in design, creating and demonstrating self-screening and exercise library  Coaching and demonstrating exercise technique for multiple video platforms Jan 2014 – Present Varimax Fitness and Personal Training Owner / Head Trainer  Manage, and oversee all aspects of brick and mortar personal Training studio  Develop personalized health and fitness programs for individuals based on screening and assessments, personal goals, current lifestyle, and medical history  Currently training 60-70 sessions per week of one on one, or semi-private training  Grow and develop employees through training, and continuing education Feb 2006 – Present FITGOLF Performance Center Sacramento, Sacramento, CA Golf Fitness Expert  Evaluate and screen clients for function movements using the Selective Functional Movement Assessment.  Design and implement corrective or fitness programs to better functional movements and increase golf performance  Design and implement advance exercise programs and progressions  Take Part in Marketing Events, speaking one on one with potential clients to explain the benefits of health and fitness PUBLIC SPEAKING: Feb 2022 Idea Personal Trainer Institute, Alexandria, VA Bringing back the basics, uncomplicate your training Weight loss Vs. Fat Loss: Clinical and Business Application June 2021 Idea World Fitness Convention, Anaheim, Ca (Virtual) Glute training, beginner to advance, corrective to sports performance Mar 2020 Idea Personal Trainer Institute, Alexandria, VA Bringing back the basics, uncomplicate your training Weight loss Vs. Fat Loss: Clinical and Business Application Glute training, beginner to advance, corrective to sports performance July 2019 NSCA National Confrence, Washington D.C. Weight loss Vs. Fat Loss: Clinical and Business Application June 2019 Idea World Fitness Convention, Anaheim, Ca Bringing back the basics, uncomplicate your training Glute training, beginner to advance, corrective to sports performance Jan 2019 PGA Merchandise show, Fitness Stage, Orlando, Fl 15 various talks over the span of 3 days Oct 2018 World Golf Fitness Summit, Orlando, Fl Recovery: the forgotten aspect of training like an athlete Mar 2017 WTTC “Top of the Rock”, Sao Paulo, Brazil Rotational Dynamics: Training the Rotational Athlete Jan 2017 NSCA Southwest Regional Conference, Sacramento, Ca Weight loss Vs. Fat Loss: Clinical and Business Application Jan 2016 Total Body Health and Fitness Expo, Sacramento, Ca Weight loss Vs. Fat Loss: Clinical and Business Application Jan 2015 NSCA Southwest Regional Conference, Sacramento, Ca Rotational Dynamics: Training the Rotational Athlete 2015 – 2016 City of Sacramento, Health and safety, Sacramento, Ca Various topics on workplace health, and injury prevention AUTHOR: 2016 D.R.I.V.E.N. Six Steps to Achieving Your Goals CONTRIBUTOR: Nov 2017 Personal Fitness Professional Magazine, Feature Article Studio Build-Out Basics; Maximize your studios budget, space, and versatility Sept 2016 Club Business International 3 Eminent Personal Trainers Cite the Seminal Factors Required for Success Online Men’s Health online, Women’s Health online, Daily Burn TELEVISION: Feb 2016 – Present Studio 40 Live, Fox 40 Sacramento Monthly workout Wednesday feature May 2015 - Present Driven Golf Show, NBC Sports Head Trainer, Multiple episodes CERTIFICATIONS: USAWL Sports Performance Coach USA Weightlifting, San Francisco, CA, February 2015 Performance Enhancement Specialist, (NASM-PES) National Academy of Sport Medicine November 2010 Certified Golf Fitness Expert level 3, (TPI-CGFI F3) Titleist Performance Institute, Oceanside, CA, October 2007 Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, (CSCS) National Strength and conditioning Association, October 2006 RELATED CERTIFICATIONS: USA Weightlifting Certified TRX Certified, STC, GSTC, RTC, SMTC Northern California Kettle Bell Certified (2010) NASM- Golf Fitness Specialist (2014) Selective Functional Movement Assessment Mindset Performance Certification Speed and Explosion Certification EDUCATION: Masters degree in Kinesiology California University Pennsylvania, California, PA December 2010  Concentration: Performance enhancement and injury prevention Unclassified Graduate  Advance Anatomy, Nero anatomy, Higher Level courses Bachelors of Science degree in Physical Education, Plymouth State College, Plymouth, NH May 2002  Concentration: fitness administration and rehabilitation, and coaching JIM MACDONALD, MSPT, DPT, TPI CGFI-3 Owner and Physical Therapist Jim has been active in the physical therapy profession since 1980, specializing in golf performance and golf injury treatment and prevention with East Sacramento Physical Therapy in Sacramento since 1990. Jim received a Bachelor’s of Science in Zoology emphasis in Physiology from the University of California at Davis in 1983. He received a Master of Science in Physical Therapy from the University of the Pacific in 1988 and his Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Boston University in 2006. In April of 2007, Jim completed the Titleist Performance Institute’s Certified Golf Fitness Instructor program, and he is currently TPI Certified Golf Fitness Instructor and Medical Practitioner CGFI-MP3. In 1998, ESPT became part of the Fit Golf network and the Northern California point of service for Fit Golf. As a member of the Fit Golf network, he has been trained as a golf medical fitness expert. He subsequently completed his doctoral degree (DPT) during which his academic practicum emphasized; golf performance, injury prevention and liability exposure for PGA and LPGA teaching professionals. He is involved with the Northern California Section of the PGA most notably the Player-Teacher Development Forum and a supporter of the Executive Women’s Golf Association (EWGA). In addition Jim is a member of the Titleist Performance Institute network and one of the few level 3 medical practitioners in Northern California. Jim has also had extensive training in Australian Manual Therapy (Maitland), Sahrmann and Functional Movement Systems (FMS) certification (Gray Cook MSPT, OCS, CSCS and Lee Burton, Ph.D., ATC, CSCS) and he is an active member with the American Physical Therapy Association.In addition to orthopedic and golf performance therapy; Jim began working with male pelvic floor dysfunction patients in 2010 under the auspice of his wife Risa MacDonald PT, DPT. He has completed Pelvic Floor curricula with Herman and Wallace and Sher Pelvic Health and is a member of the International Pelvic Pain Society (IPPS). He has expanded his practice to include men’s pelvic health issues as this patient population is sorely underserved. Due to his extensive experience he is one of the most experienced male practitioners in men’s pelvic floor dysfunction in California. He works extensively with post prostatectomy stress incontinence and urge-frequency. In addition he educates Urology residents as East Sac PT which is a training center for the University of California at Davis School of Medicine Department of Urology and involved with local prostate support groups. He works with pelvic pain both chronic and acute and pudendal neuralgia. He works with chronic non-bacterial prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain patients. He also works with additional bowel and bladder pathologies such as dyssynergia, chronic constipation hesitancy and retention. He also treats erectile dysfunction both post-prostatectomy and idiopathic. He employs many of the FMS OMT skills along with other modalities and mobilization techniques to address the myriad of conditions seen in pelvic floor dysfunction. Interestingly over 50% of his PFM dysfunction patients are golfers. Jim has also served s an expert witness in the medical-legal arena in the areas of physical therapy and biomechanics. ANGELA DRAWS, CPT, NASM, TPI Trainer Angie received her diploma through The National Personal Training Institute of Sacramento. She is a Certified Personal Trainer through the National Academy Of Sports Medicine (NASM) with a background in Anatomy, Physiology, Program Design, Group and Individual Training, as well as Posture and Movement Analysis. She is certified in TRX suspension strap training. She enjoys working with kids and teaching group classes. Through her own journey of recovery, she discovered not only the physical benefits of fitness, but the mental and spiritual benefits as well. Motivating and inspiring others to improve their quality of life and providing opportunities for those to find wellness through fitness has become her passion.


Jon Tattersall

Glassmeyer Health and Wellness

Jacob Glassmeyer

Golf fitness conditioning IFPA Ledbetter sports performance coach certification National Academy of Sports Medicine certified personal trainer Former professor at Professional Golfers Career College

Goddard Sports Performance & Nutrition

Damon Goddard

Golf Fitness Plus

Neal Hausch

Neal Hausch -Master’s Degree Exercise Physiology - American College of Sports Medicine Clinical Exercise Physiologist - TPI Certified Level 2 Medical, Level 2 Fitness -K-Vest Level 2 certified professional -Brand Ambassador Therabody -Brand Ambassador Cobra Puma Golf -TPI “Chance At The Best” Award Winner 2012 -2X Golf Digest Top 50 Golf Fitness Trainer (2017, 2019)


Dan Higgins

Don Saladino is the lead personality for fitness programming offered by GolfPass. Don began curating a golf fitness regimen when first training his brother, a top amateur golfer. Now, owner and founder of Drive 495, a workout facility catered to golfers, Don leverages the experiences of specialized strength and conditioning coaches, physical therapists, PGA instructors and nutrition and lifestyle coaches. Born of a philosophy that analyzes first, Don seeks to improve strength and balance in specific areas of the golf game to enhance energy and lower handicaps. Outside of golf, Don has developed a reputation for training some of the biggest names in Hollywood for the big screen, including Ryan Reynolds, Blake Lively, Jake Gyllenhaal, John Krasinski, Emily Blunt, Liev Schreiber, Sebastian Stan, Hugh Jackman and David Harbour. He has been tapped as a fitness expert in publications such as Muscle & Fitness, Men’s Health, and Men’s Fitness – and was featured on the cover of the October 2021 issue of Muscle & Fitness magazine.

LOR Golf Lab

Randy Chang

John Thomas, PT,DPT,OCS TPI certified levels 1-5.

MAD Fitness : Health & Performance

Michael Phillip Katz

Michael Phillip Katz M.S • Masters in Health Science & Education • Titleist Performance Institute Certified • TPI Level 2 Fitness Professional • TPI Level 3 Fitness Professional • ACE Golf Conditioning Specialist • ACE Orthopedic Exercise Specialist • Functional Movement Systems Certified Administer of FMS • Certified FRC Mobility Specialist • Certified Functional Strength Coach • Pain Free Performance Certified Professional • ViPR PRO Certified Loaded Movement Coach • TRX Functional Training / Suspension Training Certified • Post Orthopedic Rehabilitation for Personal Trainers • Kettlebell Athletics Level 1 & Level 2 • Certified In – Balance Practitioner • PN Nutrition Coach

Matt Palazzolo

Matt Palazzolo

NASM- CPT; CES; PES Nike- NG360 (Golf Performance Specialist) CEC- NASM Nutrition Coach

Orange Whip Golf & Fitness/Golf Fitness X

Brian Newman

Brian Newman PGA Professional Golf Fitness X Master Coach Certified Personal Trainer, ACE Golf Injury and Coordination Specialist, ACE Golf Fitness Trainer, NASM TPI Certified Golf Fitness Instructor TPI Fitness Level 2 Crossfit L1 Aim Point Certified K Motion Certified Impact Zone Certified Matt Gagnon PGA Professional GFX Master Coach Birk Nelson PGA Professional GFX Head Coach Jim Hackenberg Inventor of the Orange Whip PGA Professional GFX Level 2 Coach


Chris finn

Chris Finn Education Springfield College - 2009 Masters of Physical Therapy Bachelor of Science - 2008 Certifications Precision Nutrition Certified Level 2 - 2018 Titleist Performance Institute - Level 1-3 Medical Professional - 2011 Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist - 2008 Published Research Rotational Med Ball Throws vs Vertical Jump Training: What Improves Club Speed Best? - 2020 Low Volume Overspeed Training Follow up 8 Week Study - 2019 Low Volume vs High Volume Overspeed Training Comparison 6 Week Study - 2018 Eccentric Flywheel Training and Its Effect on Club Head Speed 6 Week Study - 2018 Research Driven Golf Performance Training - 2017 Rehabilitation of Low Back Pain in Golfers - Sports Health Journal - 2013 Presented Research & Continuing Education Courses Science & Business of Golf Performance for Fitness Professional Cont Educ Course - 2020 Science & Business of Golf Performance for Medical Professional Cont Educ Course - 2020 Continuing Education Partner with the LPGA - 2019 -20 Continuing Education Partner with Carolinas PGA - 2017-20 World Golf Fitness Presenter - Research Driven Golf Performance Training - 2018 World Golf Fitness Summit Presenter - How to Build a Golf Fitness Business - 2016 Relevant Experience & Accomplishments Largest Physical Database of Golfers in the World with 15 publications - 2021-Present coming in next 18 months in Coordination with Duke University Titleist Performance Institute Business Course Creator & Coach - 2020 - Present For All Certifieds Founder and CEO of Par4Success - 2011- Present

Rick Murphy Golf

Rick Murphy

Rick Murphy, PGA NG360 Certified Kinexit Certified Jacobs 3D Ambassador - one component of 3D is dealing with the body in great detail. Study of the human body.

S.M.A.R.T. Golf & Fitness Instruction, Inc

Tommy Asuma Tommy Asuma ATC, LAT, NASM-PES, TPICGFI (Junior 3, Medical 3), FGS Blake Denney TPICGFI, Tathata Nick Piper CSCS, FGS Kody Anderson ATC, LAT Cesar Pacheco ACE PTC, NASM-AFFA, TRX, TPICGFI Dan Zyma CSCS, Crossfit Dan Ellis CSCS, TPICGFI (Fitness 3), FGS, GIFT (Fellow of Applied Functional Sciences) Bill Busch MAT Rx Full Body Specialist

Swing Man Golf

Jaacob Bowden

Jaacob Bowden, PGA - St. Louis College of Pharmacy 1993-1998 - Swing Man Golf's Swing Speed Training Certification - Class A PGA Member - American Development Model - Flightscope Certified Professional

Tatum Human Performance

Spencer Tatum

Tour Shot Golf

Blaine Seitz

Blaine Seitz Owner Director of Instruction Class-A PGA Member TPI L1 & Fitness L2 MWOD certified mobility expert 6 years certified CrossFit coach KVest and Trackman certified

Urban Golf Performance

Leo Rooney

Leonard Rooney (UGP Employee for 7 years) -B.S. Kinesiology, Cal Baptist University 2011 -TPI Level 1 -American Heart Association CPR-Certified Nate Wilson (UGP Employee for 5 years) -B.S. Kinesiology, CSULB 2016 -NASM-CPT -American Heart Association CPR-Certified Marcus Meraz (UGP Employee for 2 years) -B.S. Kinesiology, CSUSM, 2011 -NSCA-CSCS -TPI Level 1 -American Heart Association CPR-Certified Emmanuel Garcia (UGP Employee for 3.5 years) -B.S. Kinesiology, SDSU 2011 -Doctor of Physical Therapy, Chapman University, 2014 -Licensed Physical Therapist (California) 2014-Current -NSCA-CSCS -TPI Medical 3 -K-Vest Level 1 -AIM Lower Body Mechanics -Integrated Kinetic Neurology Level 1 -Stecco Fascial Manipulation Certified -Lymphatic Release -Graston Technique -Eldoa Level 1 Certified -American Heart Association CPR-Certified Michael Velasco (UGP Employee for 1 year) -B.S. Kinesiology and Exercise Science, CSUN, 2017 -Doctor of Chiropractic, Southern California University of Health Science, 2020 -Licensed Chiropractic, California, 2021-Current -TPI Level 1 -American Heart Association CPR-Certified Michael Hill (UGP Employee for 1.5 years) -NASM CPT, CES -Sport Performance Enhancement -American Heart Association CPR-Certified Alex Cox (UGP Employee for 8 months) -USA Powerlifting -IYCA High School Strength and Conditioning -CrossFit Level 1 -TPI Level 1 -TPI Junior Level 2 -TPI Power Level 2 -ELDOA Level 1 + 2 -SOMA Golf Upper Extremity Certification -SOMA Training Gravity Line & Squat Certification -American Heart Association CPR-Certified Matt Thomas (UGP Employee for 5 years) -B.A. Psychology, DePaul University, 2012 -NSCA-CPT -NSCA-CSCS -TPI-Level 1 Fitness -Precision nutrition level 1 -Trackman university -Swing catalyst certified -American Heart Association CPR-Certified Rian Chab (UGP Employee for 6 years) -ACE-CPT -Anatomy in Motion - fully certified -Neurokinetic therapy -TPI Fitness level 1 -Swing Catalyst -Trackman university -American Heart Association CPR-Certified Adrian Salazar(UGP employee for 1 year, 3 months) -B.S. Kinesiology, CSULB, 2010 -ACSM-CPT -Swing Catalyst Certification -AIM Lower Body Mechanics -American Heart Association CPR-Certified Nicholas Little (UGP Employee for 1 year) -B.S. Kinesiology, Andrews University, 2017 -Doctor of Physical Therapy, University 2021 -American Heart Association CPR-Certified Sheldon Robert (UGP Employee for ) -B.S. Business Administration, CSUDH 2015 -ACE CPT -ACE Sports Conditioning Specialist -NASM PES -TPI Level 1 -TPI Level 2 Fitness -Functional Range Conditioning -American Heart Association CPR-Certified Matthew Arias (UGP Employee for 2 years) -B.S. Kinesiology, SDSU, 2014 -M.S. Sports Medicine and Injury Science, CSULB, 2018 --American Heart Association CPR-Certified Ben Crumley (UGP Employee for 3 years) -B.S. Kinesiology, Biola University, 2018 -American Heart Association CPR-Certified Zak Cooper (UGP Employee for 6 months) -B.S. Exercise Science, Sacramento State University, 2019 -NSCA-CSCS -American Heart Association CPR-Certified