Pilates Equestrian Training Beckley WV

Local resource for Pilates equestrian training in Beckley, WV. 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.

L A East Fitness
(304) 252-7000
122 Appalachian Dr
Beckley, WV
 
Curves Crab Orchard/Coal City WV
1253 Robert C. Byrd Drive
Crab Orchard, WV
Programs & Services
Aerobics, Body Sculpting, Cardio Equipment, Cardio Equipment, Circuit Training, Group Exercise Studio, Gym Classes, Gym Equipment, Gym Sports, Silver Sneakers, Zumba

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Curves Oak Hill
402 Virginia Street
Oak Hill, WV
 
Active Fitness Center
(304) 465-0700
436 Central Ave
Oak Hill, WV
 
Jazzercise Oak Hill Plateau Medical Center
(304) 228-5299
430 W. Main St.
Oak Hill, WV
Programs & Services
Jazzercise

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Cross Fit Beckley
(304) 252-7000
122 Appalachian Drive
Beckley, WV
 
Curves Crab Orchard/Coal City
1253 Robert C. Byrd Drive
Crab Orchard, WV
 
AFC Cross Fit
(304) 465-0700
436 Central Avenue
Oak Hill, WV
 
Curves Oak Hill WV
402 Virginia Street
Oak Hill, WV
Programs & Services
Aerobics, Body Sculpting, Cardio Equipment, Cardio Equipment, Circuit Training, Group Exercise Studio, Gym Classes, Gym Equipment, Gym Sports, Silver Sneakers, Zumba

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Vincents Athletic Club
(304) 465-3772
340 W Oyler Ave
Oak Hill, WV
 
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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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