The Grand Del Mar in San Diego offers fitness classes for golfers

WHAT: There's much more to golf than cruising the course in a cart. In fact, to achieve consistency and distance in their swing, golfers require strength, flexibility, balance, endurance and stamina.

Masterminded by fitness and golf experts, The Grand Del Mar's two new golf fitness classes are tailored to help attain peak performance on the course - and equip golfers for powerful play.

Golf Fitness Class - The Grand Del Mar's PGA-certified Director of Golf, Shawn Cox, developed this intensive course in tandem with fitness pro, Kimberly Wagner. A veteran yoga and Pilates instructor, as well as a certified medical exercise and post-rehab specialist, Wagner conducts the 60-minute class which includes stretches to improve overall flexibility, help lower handicaps and prevent injury - with specific pelvic stability exercises to build core strength and improve the golf swing without back pain. Balance exercises are also incorporated to help players focus on the course.

Golf Flex Class - Taught by fitness expert, Kasey Salgado, certified by The American Council of Exercise and American Institute of Fitness Educators, this 45-minute class works on seven key stretches with a focus on the hips and shoulders, each essential for increasing range of movement and fostering flexibility for golfers.

Classes are complimentary for in-house guests and The Grand Golf Club members;