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INNOVATIVE FITNESS FACILITIES The PGA TOUR has upgraded its Player Performance Centers to meet the growing demand of world-class athletes

By Stan Awtrey

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hen Scott McCarron walked through the double-doors and into the new PGA TOUR mobile fitness center, the smile gave away his instant approval. Like a poker player holding a full house, the veteran could not contain his pleasure. “I was kind of shocked how big it was and how much space and room it had,” McCarron said. “You can get four or five guys in here working out and not be on top of each other.” Health club on wheels The PGA TOUR christened two new mobile fitness centers this spring, one to accompany each PGA TOUR event, the other dedicated

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to PGA TOUR Champions. The new roomier centers—bigger by 200 square feet—are staffed by full-time trainers and physical therapists. “If you saw this as a standalone facility, it would be pretty nice,” said Kent Biggerstaff, PGA TOUR Champions staff trainer. “The fact that it’s completely portable is amazing.” The mobile fitness center is a health club on wheels. It features a rowing machine, stationary bicycle, a rack filled with a variety of medicine balls, dumbbells and kettle weights and a weight machine. The centerpiece is a pair of state-of-the-art treadmills designed by international fitness leader Technogym, an official supplier of

Alex Noren, Brooks Koepka, PGA TOUR Commissioner Jay Monahan and Jhonattan Vegas take part in the new fitness center unveiling at The Honda Classic in February. PGA TOUR golfer Alex Noren works out in the new fitness center.

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