Pilates Equestrian Training Bloomington IN

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Iu Outdoor Adventures
(812) 855-2231
900 E 7th St
Bloomington, IN
 
Health Zone Weight Management Systems
(812) 330-1020
700 N Walnut St
Bloomington, IN
 
Jazzercise Bloomington Westplex Fitness Center
(812) 876-2158
201 S. Westplex Ave.
Bloomington, IN
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Jazzercise

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Curves Monroe County
3826 W. 3rd Street
Bloomington, IN
 
Cardinal Fitness
(812) 339-7865
475 North College Avenue
Bloomington, IN
 
Cardinal Fitness
(812) 339-7865
475 N College Ave
Bloomington, IN
 
Curves Monroe County IN - West
3826 W. 3rd Street
Bloomington, IN
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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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Meccas Dance Academy
(812) 824-7576
4719 W Vernal Pike
Bloomington, IN
 
La Weight Loss Center Inc
(812) 333-4863
3287 W 3rd St
Bloomington, IN
 
Curves For Women
(812) 336-3864
3826 W 3rd St
Bloomington, IN
 
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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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