Pilates Equestrian Training Decatur AL

Local resource for Pilates equestrian training in Decatur, AL. 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.

Decatur Athletic Club
(256) 355-7707
1821 Beltline Road Southwest
Decatur, AL
 
Lady Works
(256) 350-8353
1820 6th Ave SE Ste D
Decatur, AL
 
Encore Sports Enhancement Center
(256) 309-5929
1905 Central Pkwy SW
Decatur, AL
 
Southeastern Tang Soo DO Karate Studio
(256) 350-5722
113 6th Ave NW
Decatur, AL
 
Sports Fit
(256) 353-5466
1530 6th Ave SE
Decatur, AL
 
Red Jasper Spa
(256) 584-0129
211 2nd Ave SE
Decatur, AL
 
Decatur Athletic Club
(256) 350-7070
219 2nd Ave SE
Decatur, AL
 
Burning Tree Athletic Club
(256) 355-9595
Indian Hills Rd
Decatur, AL
 
Websters Karate
(256) 350-5722
113 6th Ave NW
Decatur, AL
 
Decatur Athletic Club
(256) 350-7070
215 2nd Ave SE # F
Decatur, AL
 

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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