Janine became an American Council on Exercise Certified Personal Trainer in 1989. Throughout her career as a trainer she has worked with a multitude of clients with various abilities, young and old, amateur as well as professional. Her philosophy is to determine every client’s strengths and areas which need improvement and develop a functional, integrated program which will address the whole body and mind specific to the activities it is required to perform.
Julie has been in the fitness industry for the past 15 years. She has an innate desire to help people to be the best version of themselves--both mentally and physically. She is a certified personal trainer, health coach and group exercise instructor through the American Council of Exercise. She has just recently relocated to Kansas City in 2015 from St. Louis where she opened and managed multiple fitness centers including the fitness and wellness department for Westborough Country Club. During her six years at Westborough, she gained a passion for golf fitness and sought the expertise and education from the Titleist Performance Institute. She has achieved The Titleist Performance Institute – Golf Fitness Professional - Level 1, 2 and 3 and enjoys working with all levels of golfers and helping them to achieve new success on the links. She worked with the past 5 club champions at Westborough Country Club and Walker Cup Captain, Jim Holtgrieve. She is thrilled to be joining Janine and the team at Elite Golf and Fitness to spread her enthusiasm and passion for health and wellness to golfers in the Kansas City area.
Elite Golf and Fitness was founded by Janine Young in 1999 with a very clear purpose:
"Providing the finest golf performance enhancement services for golfers of every age, ability and fitness level."
The Elite Golf and Fitness Team is experienced in developing players of all abilities and levels. We work with each player to develop a comprehensive plan of attack for improving their game. We are dedicated to education and continue to learn and team up with many of the leading partners in the golf industry in the fields of: golf instruction, biomechanics, mental, medical and strength and conditioning. We strive to help cultivate well-rounded golf athletes, proficient in many areas, not just ball striking! We look forward to the opportunity to be a part of your team or helping you to build one, working with you on achieving your personal goals and improving your golf game.
The Team of Titleist Performance Institute Certified Golf Fitness Specialists at Elite Golf & Fitness will measure your individual fitness needs as determined through their comprehensive assessment. Utilizing the results of this assessment, our professionals will create your personalized fitness program to optimize your body's power, strength, flexibility, and endurance to enhance your ability to play the game of golf. Each program will include golf specific exercises to improve coordination, mobility, stability, strength, balance and power.
“MOVE BETTER, FEEL BETTER, PLAY BETTER!”
Your golf specific exercise program will help you achieve:
Improved Core Stability and Strength
Increased club head speed
Improved Joint Mobility and Muscular Flexibility
Improved Balance, Body Awareness and Proprioception
More years to enjoy your golf game
Nicole grew up in Overland Park, KS playing junior golf at Brookridge and competing in KCGA sponsored events around the city. She still navigates Kansas City and surrounding areas using the many golf courses as points of reference. She attended high school at St. Teresa’s Academy where she played on the varsity golf team. She also played on the women’s golf team at Maryville University of St. Louis her freshman and sophomore year of college.
Nicole graduated from Rockhurst University in May 2012 with her B.S. in Exercise Science. She completed a capstone internship at Elite Golf & Fitness in Fall of 2011 and has continued to work with Janine Young since then. After graduating from Rockhurst she went on to earn her Doctor of Physical Therapy from the University of Kansas Medical Center in May 2015. She is now working as a Physical Therapist at Select Physical Therapy in Parkville, MO. Her professional goals include pursuing Level 2 Titleist Performance Institute medical professional certification and NAIOMT manual therapy certification. Her passion for golf, physical therapy, and performance training help her to bring patients back to the sport they love and golfers of all levels take their game to the next level. She enjoys any opportunity to get out on the course and spend time with her dad, co-workers, and friends.
Janine moved to the Kansas City area in 1990 and started her own personal training company specializing in golf fitness, taking her exercise and fitness expertise, combining it with her love of Golf, and turning it into a thriving business. In 1997 Janine joined Total Approach Golf, sharing her time between running the local business in Johnson County, Kansas and training on the PGA Tour. During this time, Janine worked with several PGA Tour Professionals including Tom Watson, Brad Faxon, Phil Mickelson, and Justin Leonard. In 2006 Janine formed Elite Golf and Fitness and has continued to train Tom Watson, as well as many, aspiring amateur golfers and tour professionals in their quest to reach the next level.
With over 20 years in the Golf Fitness Industry, Janine has completed the Titleist Performance Institute’s (TPI) Levels 1, 2 and 3-Golf Fitness Professional, Level 2 Golf Biomechanist and Levels 2 and 3 Junior Golf Certifications. Additionally, she is one of 100 instructors in the world to have obtained the Advantage Golf, Master Golf Fitness Instructor Certification (MGFI) from Dr. Greg Rose, before he co-founded the Titleist Performance Institute. Between 1998 and 2005 she worked with Dr. Rose and Dave Phillips, also a co-founder of TPI and one of Golf Magazine's Top 100 PGA Teaching Pros, at corporate events around the country. Janine has also worked as a consultant on the design of several private fitness facilities in country clubs and condominium residences in the Kansas City area.
As the game of golf continues to evolve and embrace both sports technology and training innovation, Janine has continued to seek out education and mentorship from the leading golf and fitness specialists in the world to guarantee she is offering the cutting edge of golf performance enhancement services.