Pilates Equestrian Training Blacksburg VA

Local resource for Pilates equestrian training in Blacksburg, VA. 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.

New Town Fitness
(540) 552-2555
460 Turner St NW # 202
Blacksburg, VA
 
New Tech Fitness
(540) 552-2555
460 Turner St NW
Blacksburg, VA
 
Curves
(800) 615-7352
1301 S Main St
Blacksburg, VA

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Jazzercise Blacksburg Community Center
(540) 552-6073
725 Patrick Henry Dr.
Blacksburg, VA
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Jazzercise

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Jazzercise Blacksburg Y Center
(540) 552-6073
1000 North Main St.
Blacksburg, VA
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Jazzercise

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Cross Fit Blacksburg
(540) 552-0625
112 Country Club Dr SW
Blacksburg, VA
 
Curves Blacksburg VA
1301 S. Main Street
Blacksburg, VA
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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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Hethwood Fitness Center
(540) 552-9613
8400 Hunters Mill Road
Blacksburg, VA
 
Anytime Fitness Blacksburg, VA
(540) 808-1340
1480 South Main Street, Suite 108
Blacksburg, VA
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24-hr Operations, Cardio Equipment, Circuit Training, Elliptical Trainers, Free Weights, Parking, Personal Training, Spinning, Stair Climber, Stationary Bikes, Treadmill, Weight Machines

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Weight Club the
(540) 951-2949
801 University City Blvd
Blacksburg, VA
 
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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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