Pilates Equestrian Training Conway AR

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Healthy Weight Control Center
(501) 327-4117
2850 Prince St
Conway, AR
 
Body by Pilates A Pilates Studio
(501) 548-0281
945 Carson Cv
Conway, AR
 
Briarwood Club
(501) 329-6068
2320 Tyler St
Conway, AR
 
Encore Dance Centre
(501) 513-2623
2225 Prince St
Conway, AR
 
Anytime Fitness
(501) 450-9300
2501 Dave Ward Drive suite A-15
Conway, AR
 
Neighborhood Gym
(501) 327-4229
2225 Prince St Ste 15
Conway, AR
 
Neighborhood Gym
(501) 327-4229
2225 Prince St
Conway, AR
 
Jazzercise
(501) 329-0102
2225 Prince Street
Conway, AR
 
Conway Regional Health and Fitness Center
(501) 450-9292
700 Salem Rd
Conway, AR
 
Curves Conway AR
2850 Prince Street, #1
Conway, AR
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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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