MATT ATKINS | Chief Technology Officer / Performance Coach
Serving as our Senior Technology Consultant and Performance Coach, Matt has been in the golf industry for 9 years. He brings a unique blend of fitness, golf and technology experience to Golf & Body NYC. His early years were spent at green grass facilities such as Ballyowen Golf Glub, PGA West in La Quinta, CA and at Westchester Country Club in Rye, NY, where he served as an assistant golf professional and junior instructor.
He then spent 2 years working with K-Motion Interactive, a leading technology company in the field of human motion and biomechanics. Here he became proficient in 3 dimensional swing analysis and was also able to attend a variety of golf, medical, and fitness certification courses held by Titleist Performance Institute. While working at KMI, matt became owner of a satellite startup company which assists golf professionals and golf enthusiast in the design and implementation of indoor/outdoor golf performance programs and centers, with focus of golf simulation and the integration of multiple technology platforms.
Matt has now been with Golf & Body NYC for 4 years serving as a performance coach, and using his experience with technology to test, oversee, and integrate new technology platforms to Golf & Body staff and membership. Matt will continue to work with our staff and membership while also overseeing a new business venture: G&B Outdoor Experience, which integrates Golf & Body’s methodology and technology experience with outside performance facilities around New York Metropolitan area.
KIRK ADAMS | DIRECTOR OF FITNESS
Kirk has nearly 20 years of experience in the fitness industry. In that time, he has worked with everyone from beginners to collegiate and amateur champions, as well as elite athletes who have competed at professional and Olympic levels. Having been with Golf & Body NYC almost from the start, he has been instrumental in its growth and development. Prior to moving to New York, Kirk was a strength coach at Penn State University, his alma mater, and owned Nittaany Golf Fitness in State College, Penn.
Kirk is passionate about helping our members and others enjoy the game, and life, more through education, exercise, and nutrition. He works hard to stay on the cutting edge through reading and continuing education. A sought-after instructor and speaker, Kirk continues to work online with professional golfers.
Current and former certifications:
- MS Kinesiology, Penn State University
- TPI Level 1
- RKC Level 1
- FMS Level 1 & 2
- CFSC Level 1
JASON JENKINS | PERFORMANCE COACH
Jason’s philosophy is to equip his clients with the strategies and know-how to be their strongest, most productive, and vibrant selves. He provides guidance by supporting individuals to take ownership of their actions, encourage growth, and develop personal body awareness, ultimately leading to higher levels of self-sufficiency. Jason’s focus is on health and wellness optimization, which encompasses nutrition, recovery, and movement. He enjoys mentoring and training other personal trainers, and when not coaching he pursues surfing, rock climbing, and Jiu-jitsu.
Certifications and Training:
- NSCA CSCS (National Strength and Conditioning Association Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist)
- Titleist Performance Institute Fitness Level III
- United States of America Weightlifting Level I
- CPR/AED (American Red Cross)
- Precision Nutrition II
- StrongFirst Level I
- EXOS Mindset Mentorship
- Trigger Point Therapy
- FMS Level I
GINA DaDAN | PERFORMANCE COACH / CORRECTIVE EXERCISE SPECIALIST
Gina has been a Performance Coach with Golf & Body since its inception in 2012. She is certified as a coach with TPI Fitness 3 and TPI Juniors, Certified Functional Strength and Group Fitness. As a Corrective Exercise Specialist, with certifications in Integrated Movement and Functional Movement, she incorporates flexibility and body alignment work in both fitness and golf programs. The collaboration between Fitness, Golf and Wellness has been the key to her success with golfers working to improve their swing, body mechanics and to extend their playing years.
Gina also works as a Group Fitness Instructor of Body Conditioning and Core Strength at New York Athletic Club and corporate fitness centers. She holds certifications in Pilates Mat and Band, TRX, Spinning and TPI Golf Mechanics 2.