Pilates Equestrian Training Conway AR

Local resource for Pilates equestrian training in Conway, AR. 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.

Anytime Fitness Conway, AR
(501) 450-9300
2501 Dave Ward Drive
Conway, AR
Programs & Services
24-hr Operations, Cardio Equipment, Circuit Training, Elliptical Trainers, Free Weights, Parking, Personal Training, Spinning, Stair Climber, Stationary Bikes, Treadmill, Weight Machines

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Centennial Valley Golf and Athletic Club
(501) 513-2528
1600 Centennial Club Dr
Conway, AR
 
Healthy Weight Control Center
(501) 327-4117
2850 Prince St
Conway, AR
 
Uca Womens Soccer
(501) 764-0801
2210 Dave Ward Dr
Conway, AR
 
Curves Conway AR
2850 Prince Street, #1
Conway, AR
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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Cadron Valley Country Club
(501) 327-0013
3420 Irby Dr
Conway, AR
 
Body by Pilates A Pilates Studio
(501) 548-0281
945 Carson Cv
Conway, AR
 
Jazzercise Conway Fitness Center
(501) 329-0102
2225 Prince St.
Conway, AR
Programs & Services
Jazzercise

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Encore Dance Centre
(501) 513-2623
2225 Prince St
Conway, AR
 
Conway Regional Health Center
(501) 450-9292
700 Salem Rd
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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