Pilates Equestrian Training Charleston WV

Local resource for Pilates equestrian training in Charleston, WV. 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.

Birmingham Snap Fitness
Fieldstown Road and Odum Road
Birmingham, AL
Programs & Services
Circuit Training, Elliptical Trainers, Free Weights, Personal Training, Pilates, Stair Climber, Stationary Bikes, Towel Service, Treadmill, Weight Machines

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Capitol Fitness LLC
(304) 720-6155
100 Capitol Street
Charleston, WV
 
CAMC Nautilus
(304) 346-9145
Brooks
Charleston, WV
 
Jazzercise Charleston South Se Fitness Center
(304) 720-3385
261 Staunton Ave.
South Charleston, WV
Programs & Services
Jazzercise

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Innovative Fitness Systems
(304) 343-8130
500 Strader Road
Charleston, WV
 
Winfield Snap Fitness
(304) 760-5660
3440 Winfield Rd.
Winfield, WV
Programs & Services
Circuit Training, Elliptical Trainers, Free Weights, Personal Training, Pilates, Stair Climber, Stationary Bikes, Towel Service, Treadmill, Weight Machines

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Capitol Fitness
(304) 720-6155
100 Capitol St
Charleston, WV
 
Nautilus Fitness Center
(304) 346-9145
Brooks & Lewis St
Charleston, WV
 
Curves For Women
(304) 343-5459
1118 Fledderjohn Rd
Charleston, WV
 
Innovative Fitness Systems
(304) 343-8130
500 Strader Rd
Charleston, WV
 
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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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