Aaron Bada and Dan Gorrin, PT, DPT at Golf Specific Fitness
Aaron Bada’s Golf Specific Fitness in Somers Point is a one-of-a-kind mecca and training boutique for golfers who want to sharpen their games.
At GSF, golfers and athletes of all ages and abilities can improve fitness, prevent injury, strengthen weaknesses and recover from injuries using a wide array of equipment and approaches.
“Our objective is get golfers and athletes in the best athletic playing shape possible so they can enjoy the games for a lifetime,” said Bada.
Bada has a degree in health promotion from The College of Charleston in South Carolina and is a golf professional himself.
He explains the philosophy behind GSF.
“We cater to the individual, no matter what sport they play. In golf, we focus on the golfer’s personality, physical ability and expertise. The thing I want to help my players do is to help them keep improving, growing, and loving golf, and to keep playing, and play injury free.”
GSF offers golf’s top strength and conditioning machines in a spacious gym. Massage and stretching tables are also available as is a TruGolf indoor golf simulator, TrackMan swing analysis equipment and a TOMI putting system.
The staff at GSF includes Orthopedic Sports Massage Specialist and Yin Yoga Instructor Donna Innis; Health Fitness Specialist (ASCM) and Power Yoga Instructor Erica Pickering; and Bacharach physical Dan Gorrin, PT, DPT who holds a Titleist Performance Institute certification.
In addition to its partnership with Bacharach to provide physical therapy in the GSF setting, GSF is partnering with Hidden Creek Golf Club to offer fitness and training to its members.
“We are pleased and excited about our partnership with Hidden Creek and to have Bacharach and Dan working with us,” Bada said. “It is a an important step in our on-going plan to offer the best and most comprehensive performance improvement experience for golfers and athletes in other sports as well.
“We focus a lot on posture, physicality and flexibility,” explained Bada. “It’s about core strength and range of motion and balance. That’s where the power in the golf swing comes from. You need to be flexible, coordinated, balanced, and have good timing. All of that needs to come together to get the kind of club head speed, and the power and distance, and consistency, we all want.”