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Pilates Equestrian Training Dover DE

Local resource for Pilates equestrian training in Dover, DE. 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.

Dover Snap Fitness
(302) 741-2444
1030 Forrest Ave.
Dover, DE
Programs & Services
Circuit Training, Elliptical Trainers, Free Weights, Personal Training, Pilates, Stair Climber, Stationary Bikes, Towel Service, Treadmill, Weight Machines

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Curves For Women
(302) 678-1512
1404 Forrest Ave # 8
Dover, DE
 
Total Body Studio LLC
(302) 730-1600
1058 S Governors Ave
Dover, DE
 
Curves Dover DE - South
1404 Forrest Ave., Ste. I-8
Dover, DE
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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Lifestyles Fitness Center
(302) 744-7171
640 S State St
Dover, DE
 
Smyrna Snap Fitness
(302) 653-8023
665 South Carter Road
Smyrna, DE
Programs & Services
Circuit Training, Elliptical Trainers, Free Weights, Personal Training, Pilates, Stair Climber, Stationary Bikes, Towel Service, Treadmill, Weight Machines

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Destiny Christian Church
(302) 674-4288
2161 Forrest Ave
Dover, DE
 
Bayhealth Medical Center
(302) 744-7171
601 S Governors Ave
Dover, DE
 
Body Solutions
(302) 678-1770
101 Weston Dr
Dover, DE
 
YPH Consultants
(302) 674-4766
700 Otis Drive
Dover, DE
 
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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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