Pilates Equestrian Training Converse TX

Local resource for Pilates equestrian training in Converse, TX. 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.

Thousand Oaks Bally Total Fitness
16628 San Pedro Ave
San Antonio, TX
Programs & Services
Bilingual staff, Cardio Equipment, Child Center, Group Exercise Studio, Parking, Personal Training, Pilates, Reaction Cycling, Sauna, Steam Room, Whirl Pool, Yoga

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Cimarron South Homeowners Association
(210) 658-9961
8103 Comanche Pass
Converse, TX
 
Spectrum Athletic Clubs
(210) 566-7272
2925 Pat Booker Rd
Universal City, TX

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Greater Randolph Area Youth Soccer Association
(210) 659-9049
2933 White Pine Dr
Universal City, TX
 
Spectrum Athletic Clubs
(210) 566-7272
2929 Pat Booker Road
Universal City, TX
 
Patricia Englund
(210) 843-2995
San Antonio, TX
Specialty
Strength Building, Body Building, Weight Loss, Rehabilitation, Yoga, Pilates, Body Sculpting, TRX
Schedule Type
ISSA CPT, MES, CPR/AED
Education
BS SociologyMS Nutrition Sciences
General Information
45 years old (trains both men and women)

Curves San Antonio TX - Converse
8021 F.M. 78, Ste. 129
Converse, TX
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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Kenpo Karate
(210) 658-7437
1630 Pat Booker Rd
Universal City, TX
 
Racquetball & Fitness Clubs
(210) 566-7272
2929 Pat Booker Rd
Universal City, TX
 
Curves San Antonio TX - Windcrest
4952 Windsor Hill, Suite 101
Windcrest, TX
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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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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