THE RIGHT EQUIPMENT
Serious athletes know that making informed choices when selecting athletic equipment can make measurable differences in performance and injury prevention. At the Bauerfeind Performance Center we provide a wide variety of sports equipment including shoes, clothing, heart rate monitors, tennis racquets, gloves, hydration tools, supplements, and stretching implements. Our expert staff will assess your biomechanical and performance based needs in order to make informed recommendations about the specific types of equipment that are best suited to you. We call this complimentary service“equipment matching” and are confident it will positively impact your participation in sport.
Foot and leg pain and fatigue can limit your participation in sport. An appropriately constructed shoe will provide support, stability, and cushion in all the right places. We can assess your gait pattern and style of play to pair you with a pair of running, tennis, or golf shoes that will keep your feet comfortable and allow you to focus all of your attention on performing well.
During play, the racquet serves as a biomechanical extension of the tennis player’s arm. Impact and forces experienced as the ball contacts the racquet can be transmitted into the wrist, elbow and shoulder of the player. In order to minimize this impact, it is important to consider skill level, injury history, and individual physical traits when selecting a racquet. Racquet characteristics such as balance, weight, and head size are all influenced by the specific needs of a player. To prevent injury and ensure sustainable participation in the sport, it is crucial that a player be matched with just the right racquet. Our experts will complete the package by setting you up with string and grip recommendations as well.
Heart Rate Monitors
Our experts say that training without a heart rate monitor is like driving without a speedometer. Heart rate monitors allow you to adjust your exertion level so that you stay in specific heart rate zones. Whether your goal is to burn fat, improve endurance or train at your anaerobic threshold, a heart rate monitor can help you precisely target these different training zones. This allows you to customize your workouts to maximize your return on time invested and ensure that you reach your fitness goals. At the Performance Center we carry everything from the simple heart rate monitor that just tracks your heart rate all the way up to the multifunctional models that contain multiple programs, feature downloadable workout trackers and have GPS attachments.