Fitness for Polo is the first company in the world dedicated to the fitness and well-being of the polo player. Fitness for Polo brings the advantages, the benefits and the ideals of fitness training for polo to everyone, subverting the luxury role of the personal trainer in polo and showing everyone that they can reap the rewards of a training plan designed specifically for polo.
Through our services both in person (Group Training Sessions and Seminars) and online (eBooks, Challenges, Online Workouts), we open polo fitness up to a wider audience, something that can only be to the sport’s long term benefit.
Polo has gone from strength to strength in recent years, gaining popularity and support all over the world. One of the main ideas behind Fitness for Polo, is to encourage an increase in people’s awareness of fitness as a vital part of the sport. An increased communal consciousness of fitness will make the sport more professional, safer and more fun for everyone involved. It will also help people to improve faster and see a big difference in their polo without having to have the luxury of a huge budget. Both newcomers and pros alike can take great steps in their polo with the help of our resources and this will have a positive impact on the sport.
What makes us at Fitness for Polo unique is our focus on you and on your specific needs. We are all about discovering passion and helping people to reach their goals both on and off the field. We want to help you to be your best, create an impact and strive to be world class no matter what level you’re starting from.
Martin Perez is a physical coach for polo players. One of the leading experts on fitness training specifically tailored for polo, he has worked for over 10 years with some of the top teams and players all around the world (Nachi Heguy, Eduardo Heguy, Pepe Heguy, Juan Ignacio Merlos, Agustin Merlos, Sebastian Merlos, Facundo Pieres, Nic Roldan, Alec White, Luke Tomlinson, Jeff Hall, Hector Guerrero, to name a few).
He graduated from the Romero Brest Institute at the National High Sports Performance Centre, in Buenos Aires - Argentina with a degree in Physical Education, and distinctions in different areas: Functional Training, Nutrition for Athletes, Thai Massage, High Performance Sports Training and Biomechanics Analysis of the Human Motion.
All of the above have led him to be highly qualified and experienced in the design and execution of fitness solutions, exercises and sport specific drills. This combined with a thorough knowledge and understanding of the game of polo is what makes him one of the most sought after fitness coaches for polo players of all levels, as well as the go to polo fitness guide for Pololine, Polo Times and other magazines. He is also brand ambassador for popular clothing brands, Spiritual Gangster and Casablanca.
He continues to improve his training plans by studying and researching all the latest trends, physical assessments, and technology resources available, together with constant practice of this amazing sport.
Our Fitness for Polo Seminars teach players a new and comprehensive way to enjoy polo. Through them we promote wellness and help guests to achieve their polo goals which are both our passion and our priority. Every seminar places a major emphasis on the educational components of training. Only by understanding our specific training methods, and how each applies to polo, can you truly achieve greater success.
So during the 2-3hr fitness clinic guests will learn all about the importance behind specific polo training, as well as how to properly train, warm up and recover specifically for polo. The seminar also covers basic anatomy and polo bio-mechanics, how to improve technique through different exercises and fitness solutions plus a short section on nutrition and hydration.
Guests then head outside to put into practice all that has been learnt. They are taught different warm ups, cool downs, drills and exercises (nothing too physically demanding) that will help any player to prepare better for matches, avoid injury and to fix any swing flaws.
This is a hugely interactive, new and fun event which will not only teach players about the benefits of training for polo but could also help to improve their game and their lifestyle.
Fitness for Polo offers individual training in the form of one on one attention and teaching. Personal training sessions are tailored specifically to the needs, goals, strengths and weaknesses of each player and are one of the most effective ways of achieving great fitness RESULTS. Body measurements are taken and all progress is recorded thoroughly throughout the training program.
Training together as a team promotes psychological benefits and team bonding. When the time comes to compete the group will be more unified and have a stronger connection which will be reflected on the field. Training together means that each member of the team can trust the other to be in peak physical condition for the challenges they face. Training also reduces the risks of injury and the effects that this can have on team dynamics.
Group sessions are a great way to get players involved in fitness, feeling the benefits of specific polo training and having fun as a team. Players will learn both the fundamentals of fitness for polo as well as advanced techniques that will really help them to see a week by week improvement in their polo and in their lifestyle.