Pilates Equestrian Training Anchorage AK

Local resource for Pilates equestrian training in Anchorage, AK. 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.

The Alaska Club for Women
(907) 375-0417
1450 West Northern Lights Boulevard
Anchorage, AK
 
Studio One Pilates
(907) 770-2639
4007 Old Seward Highway # 700
Anchorage, AK
 
The Alaska Club West
(907) 375-0417
1400 West Northern Lights Boulevard
Anchorage, AK
 
Planet Fitness
(907) 444-4400
700 East Benson Blvd # 1
Anchorage, AK
 
Powerhouse Gym
(907) 277-6937
202 E Northern Lights Blvd
Anchorage, AK
 
The Alaska Club Midtown
(907) 375-0417
630 East Tudor Road
Anchorage, AK
 
Club Sports
(907) 561-2889
4641 Canterbury Way
Anchorage, AK
 
World Gym Fitness Center
(907) 646-8686
2700 A St
Anchorage, AK
 
Erickson Gym
(907) 646-9944
Anchorage
Anchorage, AK
 
Studio One Pilates
(907) 770-2639
4007 Old Seward Hwy
Anchorage, AK
 

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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