Pilates Equestrian Training Columbia SC

Local resource for Pilates equestrian training in Columbia, SC. 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.

Columbia Snap Fitness
4840 Forest Drive, Trenholm Plaza
Columbia, SC
Programs & Services
Circuit Training, Elliptical Trainers, Free Weights, Personal Training, Pilates, Stair Climber, Stationary Bikes, Towel Service, Treadmill, Weight Machines

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Lexington Snap Fitness
East Main St. and Lake Dr.
Lexington, SC
Programs & Services
Circuit Training, Elliptical Trainers, Free Weights, Personal Training, Pilates, Stair Climber, Stationary Bikes, Towel Service, Treadmill, Weight Machines

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Family Medicine Centers of South Carolina P A
(803) 227-7777
Hardscrabble Rd ; Ri
Columbia, SC
 
Stronghold Athletic Club
(803) 256-9001
925 1/2 Huger St
Columbia, SC
 
Brickhouse Gym
(803) 771-6333
1311 Rosewood Dr
Columbia, SC
 
Columbia Northeast Snap Fitness
(803) 462-9332
843 Polo Road
Columbia, SC
Programs & Services
Circuit Training, Elliptical Trainers, Free Weights, Personal Training, Pilates, Stair Climber, Stationary Bikes, Towel Service, Treadmill, Weight Machines

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Aikido Academy of Self Defense
(803) 951-3559
203 Dooley Rd
Columbia, SC
 
Specialized Fitness
(803) 782-2202
2100 N Beltline Blvd
Columbia, SC
 
US Chinese Culture Center
(803) 695-2993
1708 Greene Street
Columbia, SC
 
Athlete Factory the
(803) 988-0076
534 Lady St
Columbia, SC
 
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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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