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Westchester Trainer Among Golf Digest's 'Best Golf Fitness Professionals'

Ali Gilbert of CLAY Health Club + Spa in Greenwich and Port Chester was named one of Golf Digest's "50 Best Golf Fitness Professionals"
Ali Gilbert of CLAY Health Club + Spa in Greenwich and Port Chester was named one of Golf Digest's "50 Best Golf Fitness Professionals" Photo Credit: Contributed

Greenwich native Ali Gilbert has been named one of the country's foremost experts in the field of golf fitness by Golf Digest Magazine, making it onto the "50 Best Golf Fitness Professionals" list for 2017 and 2018.

Gilbert is the Director of Fitness at CLAY Health Club + Spa, which sits on the border of Greenwich and Port Chester. She was nominated to the list by a panel of trainers, chiropractors, physical therapists and doctors based on several factors, including knowledge of the game, knowledge of exercise physiology and biomechanics, and how she applies these factors in her work with clients.

Her unique approach to training involves a "triangle of performance" with fitness nutrition and hormone optimization taken into account to help clients achieve their goals. She aims to help golfers under her tutelage achieve more sustainable strength and follow-through in the game.

An expert in optimization of men's health, Gilbert lectures nationally on hormonal health. She is a Titleist Performance Institute Certified Level 3 Fitness professional, Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist through NSCA, FMS Certified Level II, CFSC, and FRCMs. She is also featured on several podcasts, and is frequently cited and featured in sports and fitness publications on topics related to testosterone and fitness.

"I am honored to be included in this prestigious list," said Gilbert. "In my work at CLAY Health Club + Spa I work with many highly skilled and trained professionals. We have created a very unique and effective 'triangle of performance' approach to golf fitness that combines nutrition, training, and biochemistry. Together with the advanced technology available at CLAY, golfers are able to achieve their goals consistently."

"Ali understands how to motivate and push her clients through challenging workouts that are intense and fun. She has an excellent understanding of the biomechanics of the golf swing, and works with her clients to improve their strength and flexibility.," said Tom Murphy, a financial market professional and one of Gilbert's clients. “After training with Ali for several months, I saw improvements in body composition, including increased muscle and less fat, and was able to increase my golf club swing speed for greater accuracy and distance, adding 25 yards on driver, and 15 yards on irons and fairway woods."

The "50 Best Golf Fitness Professionals" list appears in the December issue of Golf Digest Magazine. CLAY Health Club + Spa is located at 11 Riverdale Ave. in Port Chester, NY. For more information on CLAY, click here .

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