Pilates Equestrian Training Cedar Rapids IA

Local resource for Pilates equestrian training in Cedar Rapids, IA. 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.

Cedar Rapids Snap Fitness
(319) 393-3632
7085 C Ave. NE Suite A6
Cedar Rapids, IA
Programs & Services
Circuit Training, Elliptical Trainers, Free Weights, Personal Training, Pilates, Stair Climber, Stationary Bikes, Towel Service, Treadmill, Weight Machines

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Marion Snap Fitness
3375 7th Avenue
Marion, IA
Programs & Services
Circuit Training, Elliptical Trainers, Free Weights, Personal Training, Pilates, Stair Climber, Stationary Bikes, Towel Service, Treadmill, Weight Machines

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Jazzercise Cedar Rapids St Wenceslaus Church
(319) 362-3866
1230 5th St. Se.
Cedar Rapids, IA
Programs & Services
Jazzercise

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Cedar Rapids Black Belt Acdmy
(319) 651-1255
711 2nd Avenue Southeast
Cedar Rapids, IA
 
Mercy Medical Center
(319) 398-6126
Nutrition Counseling
Cedar Rapids, IA
 
Hiawatha Snap Fitness
(319) 832-1000
1711 Boyson Road
Hiawatha, IA
Programs & Services
Circuit Training, Elliptical Trainers, Free Weights, Personal Training, Pilates, Stair Climber, Stationary Bikes, Towel Service, Treadmill, Weight Machines

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Fusion
(319) 364-8085
600 3rd St SE
Cedar Rapids, IA
 
New Life Fitness World
(319) 362-2000
316 2nd St SE
Cedar Rapids, IA
 
Cedar Rapids Fitness Center
(319) 286-5074
50 2nd Avenue Brg
Cedar Rapids, IA
 
Cedar Rapids Roughriders
(319) 247-0340
228 3rd Ave SE
Cedar Rapids, IA
 
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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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