Pilates Equestrian Training Dothan AL

Local resource for Pilates equestrian training in Dothan, 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.

Fun Fitness 4 Kidz
(334) 702-0002
3505 Montgomery Hwy
Dothan, AL
 
Gold's Gym
(334) 793-7170
3509 Montgomery Hwy
Dothan, AL
 
Cory Everson Aerobics & F
(334) 678-7474
3121 Ross Clark Cir Ste 2
Dothan, AL
 
Beulah Land Christian Family Life Center
(334) 712-0200
280 Headland Ave
Dothan, AL
 
Wellness Center
(334) 671-0479
2306 Montgomery Hwy Ste 1
Dothan, AL
 
Fitness For Ladies
(334) 702-8888
2292 Montgomery Highway
Dothan, AL
 
Gym
(334) 678-7999
2207 Montgomery Hwy
Dothan, AL
 
Metabolic Research Center of Dothan Inc
(334) 677-8449
440 Westgate Pkwy
Dothan, AL
 
Golds Gym Aerobic Fitnes Center
(334) 792-2141
3509 Montgomery Hwy
Dothan, AL
 
Fire House Gym
(334) 673-3473
1924 Wise Drive
Dothan, 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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