Pilates Equestrian Training Champaign IL

Local resource for Pilates equestrian training in Champaign, IL. 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.

Martial Arts Training Center
(217) 359-5425
111 S Mattis Ave
Champaign, IL
Curtis Carol
(217) 355-0882
704 W John St
Champaign, IL
Gold's Gym
(217) 359-3476
1914 Round Barn Rd # A
Champaign, IL
The Body Stores Quest
(217) 352-0207
505 S Mattis Ave
Champaign, IL
The Fitness Center
(217) 356-1616
2508 Galen Dr
Champaign, IL
Charter Fitness of Champaign
(217) 351-4700
2414 Galen Drive
Champaign, IL
Golds Gym
(217) 359-3476
1914 Round Barn Rd Ste A
Champaign, IL
Optimal Performance Therapy
(217) 352-5526
509 S Country Fair Dr
Champaign, IL
Curves For Women
(217) 398-9780
1808 Round Barn Rd # 1808c
Champaign, IL
Cuts Fitness For Men
(217) 352-1200
2819 W Kirby Ave
Champaign, IL

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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