Martín Perez is one of the world’s principal physical coaches for polo players. Having worked for many years at the highest levels of polo worldwide, he is the man to contact for polo fitness, health, and nutrition.
Martín started his career in polo fitness nearly a decade ago, making him one of the first trainers on the polo scene at a time when polo fitness was a new concept, with very few players even at the highest levels training or considering fitness to be part of their lifestyle. Since then, he has become renowned and well-respected amongst the polo community in Argentina, Europe, Southeast Asia, and the United States, working with players such as Nachi Heguy, Agustín Merlos, JP Clarkin, and Hazel Jackson.
As a pioneer of polo fitness, Martín started the first-ever company dedicated to fitness training specifically for polo players. ‘Fitness for Polo’ was founded in 2014 and has since taken off as the online resource for players of all levels looking to get fit and healthy, and learn how to train specifically for this sport. Through the company, Martín brings a much-neglected aspect of the sport to the forefront, awakening people to the benefits of fitness training for polo. The website caters to players of all ages, handicaps, fitness levels, and most importantly, within their budgets. Personal training and top-level fitness advice are no longer reserved for those with a large polo budget or a 10-goal handicap. Now, everyone can learn how to train for polo, and as a result, play better, faster, stronger, and safer, not leaving the field tired and sweaty.
It is the home of physical training for polo players, where you can get in contact with Martín, read great articles on health and nutrition for Polo players, become part of the ‘Fitness for Polo’ community, receive monthly workouts, exercises, and challenges, plus discover all the latest news from the ‘Fitness for Polo’ world through their Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram accounts.
‘The Fitness for Polo’ eBooks, available on Amazon, are filled with many different exercises and stretches designed specifically for polo players. Exercise guides, stretching series, and exercise ball workouts are all written and compiled with polo players in mind.
‘Fitness for Polo’ seminars and clinics are a great way to learn more about health and fitness tailored specifically to polo—covering all the basics from warm-ups, cool-downs, swing biomechanics, recovery techniques, and basic anatomy. The seminars are practical, fun, and will really help you see a difference in your polo and lifestyle.