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Pilates Equestrian Training Ames IA

Local resource for Pilates equestrian training in Ames, IA. Includes detailed information on local businesses that give access to Pilates studios, Pilates equipment, Pilates mats as well as information on Pilates training and content on Pilates equestrian training.

Ames Racquet and Fitness Center
(515) 232-1911
320 S 17th St
Ames, IA
 
Curves For Women
(515) 232-3828
620 Lincoln Way
Ames, IA
 
Anytime Fitness Ames, IA
(515) 232-9539
414 South 17th St.
Ames, IA
Programs & Services
24-hr Operations, Cardio Equipment, Circuit Training, Elliptical Trainers, Free Weights, Parking, Personal Training, Spinning, Stair Climber, Stationary Bikes, Treadmill, Weight Machines

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Anytime Fitness
(515) 233-1353
823 Wheeler St
Ames, IA
 
Stone Brooke Clubhouse
(515) 232-7314
3816 Fletcher Blvd
Ames, IA
 
Ames Soccer Club
(515) 663-9274
3240 Evergreen Rd
Ames, IA
 
Advanced Fitness and Performance
(515) 233-1655
213 Duff Ave Ste 1
Ames, IA
 
Beth Clarke Studio of Dance
(515) 232-8908
118 High Ave
Ames, IA
 
Anytime Fitness Ames, IA
(515) 268-0444
5820 West Lincoln Way, Suite 103
Ames, IA
Programs & Services
24-hr Operations, Cardio Equipment, Circuit Training, Elliptical Trainers, Free Weights, Parking, Personal Training, Spinning, Stair Climber, Stationary Bikes, Treadmill, Weight Machines

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Ames Racquet and Fitness Centers
(515) 232-4741
2509 Grand Ave
Ames, IA
 
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Pilates for Equestrians

photo by Bob GoberBy Elizabeth Hanson 

As Pilates instructors we know that restoring balance, strength and flexibility in the body will help anyone improve in their favorite sport. For equestrians of all disciplines and levels this is particularly true, as riding can be hard on the body. Until recently, riders have not given much credence to cross-training as a way to improve their performance. Fortunately, this is changing and more equestrians are realizing that if they want to get the most out of their ride, they need to spend some time off the horse improving their physical condition.

Having worked with riders for many years, I have found that the best way to get their attention is to learn how to “speak equestrian” in Pilates sessions. They want to know how each exercise will help them with their particular riding issues. If you understand what the imbalances in their bodies cause them to do incorrectly on horseback, you can make their Pilates workouts more effective, and most importantly, give them big incentive to come back. Knowing how to assess pelvic imbalances and spinal conditions and apply correctives, as I do for my equestrian clients, is a great tool for any Pilates instructor.

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