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  • Ed Whitman

    I would like to take this opportunity to make a recommendation for Jim LaFratte, a Corrective Exercise Specialist and a TPI Golf Fitness Professional. I was introduced to Jim and he made an immediate impact on me. So much so that I decided to begin a golf fitness regimen with him. His expertise in golf fitness and exercise is unparalleled and the two areas that I have always strived myself to improve personally. Read More
     
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    Ed Whitman

    "To Whom It May Concern,

    I would like to take this opportunity to make a recommendation for Jim LaFratte, a Corrective Exercise Specialist and a TPI Golf Fitness Professional. I was introduced to Jim and he made an immediate impact on me. So much so that I decided to begin a golf fitness regimen with him. His expertise in golf fitness and exercise is unparalleled and the two areas that I have always strived myself to improve personally. After many injuries and resulting surgeries, I was desperate to get in shape to continue my golf career. Jim has been able to fill the bill for me. Jim’s knowledge as to correct anatomical movements and his corrective exercise routine has enabled me to improve my range of motion and strength in all of the needed areas. His straight forward approach has made all of the exercise easy to understand and accomplish. He is a great communicator and how to work each exercise best and the exact benefit of each. I have worked with many trainers over the years but never someone with his lifelong passion, experience and knowledge. Jim has inspired me and has improved my overall condition enabling me to extend my playing career. He will do the same for you."

    Ed Whitman

    Dir. of Instruction
    Knickerbocker Country Club
    Alpine, New Jersey

  • John Mascari

    As you know, the New Jersey PGA has always been and continues to be one of the strongest sections in the country. We have PGA Tour and Senior Tour players, the nation’s best instructors, and the most respected Club Professionals. There is no doubt the wealth of knowledge and experience in our area is immense. I can honestly say that Jim LaFratte add to that pedigree. Read More
     
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    John Mascari

    "Fellow Professionals,

    As you know, the New Jersey PGA has always been and continues to be one of the strongest sections in the country. We have PGA Tour and Senior Tour players, the nation’s best instructors, and the most respected Club Professionals. There is no doubt the wealth of knowledge and experience in our area is immense. I can honestly say that Jim LaFratte add to that pedigree. Jim is a world class trainer who is also a TPI Fitness and Golf Coach as well as K–Vest Certified Professional. My experience with Jim has been nothing short of eye opening. His biomechanic knowledge is second to none, and his ability to diagnose, prevent and enhance the physical attributes of a golfer are very impressive. Jim has dedicated his career to helping his clients9myself included) attain their golf fitness goals. However more importantly, he is truly happy to see his clients achieve a healthy, fit and active lifestyle both on and off the course. Anyone who is serious about their game and understanding how the body works within the swing should spend time with Jim. He is one of the best in the country and you would be doing yourself an injustice if you didn’t."

    John Mascari

    NJPGA Board of Directors
    US Kids Top 50 Instructor
    Head Professional
    Preakness Hills Country Club
    Wayne, New Jersey

  • Chris Dachisen

    I wanted to write this letter in reference to Jim LaFratte, a TPI trainer that I have worked with for the past year. As I have gotten older, my desire to still play golf at a high level has not diminished. Therefore, I have felt the need to keep myself in better shape to keep my golf game at its best. Read More
     
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    Chris Dachisen

    "Dear Fellow PGA Professionals,

    I wanted to write this letter in reference to Jim LaFratte, a TPI trainer that I have worked with for the past year. As I have gotten older, my desire to still play golf at a high level has not diminished. Therefore, I have felt the need to keep myself in better shape to keep my golf game at its best. Jim has given me that opportunity to reach my fitness goals as well as maintain a high level of play. Jim is a corrective exercise specialist, meaning that he has the ability to assess your strengths and weaknesses and correct the issues through exercise. Jim is only 2 of the two level 3 TPI Professionals in new jersey and after spending numerous hours learning biomechanics of the golf swing with mike Adams he is truly the best trainer in our Metropolitan area. Jim possess an amazing amount of knowledge on how the human body is made up and how it all works. These things all add up to a very talented and valuable individual in the world of golf fitness. Jim will no doubt surprise you with his knowledge and passion which is making all of us better and healthier golfers at the same time."

    Chris Dachisen

    Head Golf Professional
    North jersey Country Club
    Wayne, New Jersey

  • Mike Andrusin

    Jim LaFratte is a highly motivated and well educated golf fitness professional. I have gotten to know Jim as he works in the fitness field where I am the Head Golf Professional for the County of Morris. Jim and I had numerous conversions about fitness and how it relates to golf as well as local golfers who we were mutually acquainted. Jim invited me to his facility to demonstrate his assessment process and some of his program ideas. From that day forward Read More
     
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    Mike Andrusin

    "Fellow Professionals,

    Jim LaFratte is a highly motivated and well educated golf fitness professional. I have gotten to know Jim as he works in the fitness field where I am the Head Golf Professional for the County of Morris. Jim and I had numerous conversions about fitness and how it relates to golf as well as local golfers who we were mutually acquainted. Jim invited me to his facility to demonstrate his assessment process and some of his program ideas. From that day forward, I knew he was going to be a valuable resource to many golfers in the area. Jim’s extensive evaluation picked up on many things that I had been struggling with in my swing and then he was able to recommend components to help me play at my best. Since that time, I have seen Jim successfully work with a room full of NJ PGA Professionals, educating us on how the body works and how we can work together to make golfers become better. As a Corrective Exercise Specialist and A Level 3 TPI Trainer, his knowledge is second to none. The information that Jim provides is adaptive to many. He visited my high school golf team and assessed the group as well as making flexibility, stability and strengthening recommendations. My team and I still prescribe to his pre-round routine and daily regimen of golf specific activity. After his help we were able to achieve a 27 and 10 record over the past 2 seasons. The value that Jim adds to you golf program can be measure quickly with how your body reacts to his biomechanical recommendations. He is very passionate about getting a better version of you and enjoying a healthier and improved standard of living."

    Mike Andrusin

    Hackettstown High School Golf Coach
    Head Professional Morris County Parks Commission

  • Mike Adams

    It is my pleasure to write this letter of recommendation for Jim Lafratte, TPI Level 3 Golf Fitness Trainer and Bioswing Dynamics Certified Fitness Professional.I have been a member of the PGA of America for over 33 years as well as a member of the World Golf Teacher H.O.F. and in that time frame I have seen numerous “golf fitness trainers” come and go. Read More
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    Mike Adams

    "It is my pleasure to write this letter of recommendation for Jim Lafratte, TPI Level 3 Golf Fitness Trainer and Bioswing Dynamics Certified Fitness Professional.I have been a member of the PGA of America for over 33 years as well as a member of the World Golf Teacher H.O.F. and in that time frame I have seen numerous “golf fitness trainers” come and go. Most trainers like to show their client the new and exciting “sexy” exercises to make them happy but neglect the biomechanics of the body none the less the bodies flaws. Jim is exactly the opposite of that type of trainer. In the 2 years that I have been associated with Jim he has shown me a passion for the perfection of his trade as well as his dedication to his clients and their quest for success. His knowledge of the body swing connection is second to none and he is always striving for better understanding and knowledge of the body which he in turn passes on to his clientele. Most important is Jim’s patience, professionalism and keen ability to communicate to the client what he is trying to teach makes him a rare find in his trade. I truly believe that Jim’s dedication, determination and passion for his career will lead him down great roads in his quest to help others succeed."
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Golf Fitness Assessment

The Titleist Performance Institute golf fitness evaluation consists of a series of functional screens designed to evaluate the body’s ability or inability to perform an efficient golf swing. Read more

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Corrective Exercise Plans

The golfer’s most common injury sites are the low back, shoulder, knee, elbow and wrist. The practice of corrective exercise is designed to address these injuries as well as postural and structural flaws while improving strength, balance and speed. Read more

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Strengthening Exercise Plans

Golf specific strength and conditioning program focuses on all of the active muscles in your swing, making you solid over the ball, providing greater distance and allowing you to maintain proper positioning for the entire round. Read more

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Power & Swing Speed Training

Any golfer, who is serious about improving their game with longer drives, needs to train their muscles for speed and quickness. Read more

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I am a 64-year-old-golfer, who was scheduled to undergo total left knee replacement. In advance of the surgery, I started working out with Jim LaFratte, and it was our goal to “pre-hab” prior to the surgery. Read More
Kevin Harrington Esq. | North Jersey Country Club
I am an avid golfer and I found Jim through the TPI website. I called three other golf fitness trainers and after speaking with Jim I knew he was the correct person for me. My game, my strength and my flexibility has increased by leaps and bounds. I have been training with Jim twice a week for over a 4 years and I plan on continuing as long as I can.
Ron Cochran | High Mountain CC Champ 5yrs
At 57 years old my herniated disc prevented me playing golf pain free. Over 20 years of sitting at a desk caused limited flexibility, stability and strength which affected my golf game. In researching TPI, I wanted a golf trainer not a swing coach who also did some golf fitness work. Read More
~ Wade Wolfe. VP Smith Barney