Pilates Equestrian Training Brookings SD

Local resource for Pilates equestrian training in Brookings, SD. 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.

Brookings Snap Fitness
(605) 692-7627
1009 Main Ave. South
Brookings, SD
Programs & Services
Circuit Training, Elliptical Trainers, Free Weights, Personal Training, Pilates, Stair Climber, Stationary Bikes, Towel Service, Treadmill, Weight Machines

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Curves Brookings
610 - 12th Street S
Brookings, SD
 
Curves Brookings SD
610 12th St. S, Ste. 101
Brookings, SD
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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Powershop Gym
(605) 692-1003
514 Main Ave
Brookings, SD
 
South Dakota State University
(605) 688-6415
Wellness Dept
Brookings, SD
 
Eggers Chiropractic
(605) 692-7440
1819 6th St
Brookings, SD
 
Dakota Wellness
(605) 692-7440
1819 6th St
Brookings, SD
 
Curves
(605) 692-2469
610 12th St S # 101
Brookings, SD
 
Wellness Center
(605) 688-6415
South Dakota State University
Brookings, SD
 
Jazzercise
(605) 692-4677
2016 State St
Brookings, SD
 
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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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