Pilates Equestrian Training Durham NC

Local resource for Pilates equestrian training in Durham, NC. 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.

Chapel Hill Snap Fitness
(919) 960-6688
1848 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Chapel Hill, NC
Programs & Services
Circuit Training, Elliptical Trainers, Free Weights, Personal Training, Pilates, Stair Climber, Stationary Bikes, Towel Service, Treadmill, Weight Machines

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Raleigh Snap Fitness
(919) 847-1441
1141 Falls River Ave, Suite 104
Raleigh, NC
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
(919) 489-6200
4711 Hope Valley Rd
Durham, NC
 
Rapid Results Fitness
(919) 794-5045
4125 Durham Chapel Hill Blvd
Durham, NC

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Beyond Fitness Training Co
(919) 403-5600
3900 Durham Chapel Hill Blvd
Durham, NC
 
Chapel Hill-Southern Village Snap Fitness
(919) 942-7700
300 Market St. Suite 110
Chapel Hill, NC
Programs & Services
Circuit Training, Elliptical Trainers, Free Weights, Personal Training, Pilates, Stair Climber, Stationary Bikes, Towel Service, Treadmill, Weight Machines

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Triangle Pilates
(919) 466-9989
270 Cornerstone Dr # 102
Cary, NC
 
Hall Of Fitness
(919) 477-6546
3823 Guess Rd
Durham, NC
 
Spa Health Club
3419 Hillsborough Road
Durham, NC
 
Little Gym
(919) 648-4513
2501 University Dr
Durham, NC

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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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