Pilates Equestrian Training Chesterfield VA

Local resource for Pilates equestrian training in Chesterfield, VA. 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.

Bon Air Snap Fitness
804-272-SNAP (7627)
3008 Stony Point Rd.
Richmond, VA
Programs & Services
Circuit Training, Elliptical Trainers, Free Weights, Personal Training, Pilates, Stair Climber, Stationary Bikes, Towel Service, Treadmill, Weight Machines

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Hampton Park Fun House
(804) 639-1800
15736 Hampton Forest Dr
Chesterfield, VA
 
Curves
(800) 615-7352
7000 Commons Plz
Chesterfield, VA

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Curves For Women
(804) 276-3330
10831 Hull Street Rd
Midlothian, VA
 
Virginia International Gymnastic School Inc
(804) 276-7039
2400 Oak Lake Blvd # A
Midlothian, VA
 
Colonial Heights Snap Fitness
(804) 526-0060
3107 Boulevard
Colonial Heights, VA
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 Chester VA
7000 Commons Plaza
Chesterfield, VA
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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Woodlake Aquatic Fitness Center
(804) 739-3454
14700 Village Square Pl
Midlothian, VA
 
Courtside Racquet & Fitness
(804) 744-4263
13620 Genito Rd
Midlothian, VA
 
American Family Fitness - Swift Creek
(804) 763-1111
4751 Brad McNeer Parkway
Midlothian, VA
 
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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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