Pilates Equestrian Training Auburn AL

Local resource for Pilates equestrian training in Auburn, AL. 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.

World Gym
(334) 826-8788
1655 South College Street
Auburn, AL
 
24 Hour Acfitness
(334) 887-7008
1750 Opelika Rd Ste C
Auburn, AL
 
Ladies Workout Express
(334) 501-0818
2408 E University Dr # 109
Auburn, AL
 
Office Fin
(334) 826-8773
1655 South College Street
Auburn, AL
 
Everson Cory Aerobic and Fitness For Women
(334) 826-9444
720 E Glenn Ave
Auburn, AL
 
Auburn University Club
(334) 821-8381
1650 Yarbrough Farms Blvd
Auburn, AL
 
Herring Fitness
(334) 887-7733
323 Airport Road
Auburn, AL
 
Giles Gym
(334) 887-6001
1031 Flowers Ave
Auburn, AL
 
Office Fin Aid
(334) 826-8773
1655 S College St
Auburn, AL
 
Fitness Together Auburn
(334) 501-2222
2021 S College St, Ste D
Auburn, AL
Programs & Services
Elliptical Trainers, Free Weights, Personal Training, Treadmill, Weight Machines

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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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