Pilates Equestrian Training Asheville NC

Local resource for Pilates equestrian training in Asheville, NC. 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.

Asheville Pilates
(828) 253-1727
188 Charlotte Street
Asheville, NC
 
Neighborhood Ymca At Woodfin
(828) 505-3990
40 Merrimon Avenue
Asheville, NC
 
Neighborhood Y at Woodfin
(828) 505-3990
40 Merrimon Ave
Asheville, NC

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Body Shop Fitness Center
(828) 653-1348
Airport Rd
Asheville, NC
 
The Firm
(828) 254-2808
229 Merrimon Ave
Asheville, NC

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Asheville Center for Health Excellence
(828) 253-1727
188 Charlotte St Ste 1
Asheville, NC

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O 3 Health And Fitness
(828) 258-1066
554C Riverside Dr
Asheville, NC

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Asheville Pilates
(828) 253-1727
188 Charlotte St
Asheville, NC

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YMCA Of Western North Carolina
(828) 251-5909
53 Asheland Ave
Asheville, NC

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Ladies Workout Express
(828) 298-4667
802 Fairview Rd # 1000
Asheville, NC
 
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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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