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.

Urbana Park District
(217) 344-9583
Brookens Gym
Champaign, IL
Herbally Yours Health Products
(217) 398-2433
308 N 1st St
Champaign, IL
Curves Champaign
1808-A Round Barn Road
Champaign, IL
Cuts Fitness For Men
(217) 352-1200
2819 W Kirby Ave
Champaign, IL
(217) 359-5425
111 S Mattis Ave
Champaign, IL
McKinley Family YMCA
(217) 356-2597
500 W Church St
Champaign, IL
Golds Gym
(217) 359-3476
1914 Round Barn Rd Ste A
Champaign, IL
Cunningham Childrens Home
(217) 367-6667
Recreation Center
Champaign, IL
Yan Xin Qigong Health and Fitness Center
(217) 359-6767
901 N Prospect Ave
Champaign, IL
Body Toners and Tan Centre
(217) 356-7766
501 S Mattis Ave Ste B
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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