My Fitness 5: Bobby Genovese’s Body of Work

“Fitness has always been central to my life especially having had parents who were both natural athletes,” says BG Capital Group Chairman Bobby Genovese who maintains a balance between work and play.

Fitness has always been central to my life especially having had parents who were both natural athletes: skiing, horseback riding, playing tennis, golf — our entire family played these phenomenal sports from the time we could walk,” said Genovese.

Although already an accomplished equestrian, in his late 30s Genovese tried his hand at polo, which proved to be a natural fit. He quickly brought his winning touch in the BG Capital Group boardroom to the polo fields where he built one of North America’s top-ranked teams. His natural athleticism and affinity for the game led to the founding of Vancouver International Polo and the debut of Boca Raton’s Royal Palm Polo club’s first new medium- and high-goal team in more than 20 years. 

VIP was Vancouver’s first team in more than two decades to clinch the prestigious Canadian Open

From the moment the team donned their distinctive green and white uniforms they caught the attention of spectators, polo aficionados and the local and international press for their accomplished level of play.

In their first year, they competed in Royal Palm Polo’s 14-goal Hartman League, which they won with a perfect 4-0 record. It was an unprecedented feat for a start-up team in the club’s 25-year history. 

Two years later, they earned a place in the history books as Vancouver’s first team in more than two decades to clinch the prestigious Canadian Open, followed by taking top honors at the Toronto Invitational for three consecutive years. When asked about the team’s meteoric rise to the international level after only their second competitive year, Genovese smiled: “We’re a young, aggressive group of thirty-something guys who are out to prove we’re worth another look.”

Here are two of Genovese’s favorite go-to routines especially when he’s traveling: 

My Fitness 5 Workout

  1. Push-Ups
  2. Standard Squat
  3. Jumping Jacks
  4. Hip Bridges
  5. Plank

20-Minute Yoga Workout

  1. Child’s Pose
  2. Downward Facing Dog
  3. Cobra
  4. Warrior 2
  5. Tree
Now in his 50s never before has keeping fit and strong been more of a priority. “Moreover, I want to continue enjoying the things I love most, which means that daily fitness is a must.”

 Vancouver International Polo: The Winner’s Circle

  • Winners of the prestigious 20-goal Canadian Open, Calgary, Alberta
  • Winners of Canada’s annual Polo For Heart fundraising tournament, Toronto, Canada
  • Four-time winners of the 14-goal Hartman League, Royal Palm Beach Polo, Boca Raton, Florida
  • Three-time winners of the Toronto Invitational, Toronto, Ontario
  • Finalists in the 18-goal International Gold Cup and 26-goal USPA Gold Cup, Royal Palm Beach Polo, Boca Raton, Florida
  • Participants in various tournaments at the prestigious Hurlingham Polo Club, Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Participants in the 12- and 22-goal tournaments at Palm Beach Polo and Country Club, Wellington, Florida

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