Pilates Equestrian Training Bangor ME

Local resource for Pilates equestrian training in Bangor, ME. 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.

Curves For Women
(207) 947-0000
1179 Hammond St
Bangor, ME
 
Bangor Athletic Club
(207) 947-2582
185 Harlow St
Bangor, ME
 
Union Street Athletics
(207) 942-3200
366 Griffin Rd
Bangor, ME
 
Curves For Women
(207) 262-1090
89 Hillside Ave
Bangor, ME
 
Golds Gym Holiday Health
(207) 947-0763
424 Odlin Rd
Bangor, ME
 
Penobscot Snowmobile Club
(207) 848-2490
Bog Rd
Bangor, ME
 
Isaac Farrar Mansion YWCA
(207) 941-2808
17 2nd St
Bangor, ME
 
Cross Fit Bangor
(207) 217-6565
12 South St # 3
Bangor, ME
 
Bangor Home Recreation Center
(207) 945-0028
167 Target Cir
Bangor, ME
 
Planet Fitness
(207) 262-5800
635 Broadway
Bangor, ME
 

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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