Pilates Equestrian Training East Providence RI

Local resource for Pilates equestrian training in East Providence, RI. 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.

East Providence Bally Total Fitness
50 Narragansett Park Dr
East Providence, RI
Programs & Services
Bilingual staff, Cardio Equipment, Child Center, Group Exercise Studio, Indoor Track, Parking, Personal Training, Pilates, Pool, Raquetball, Reaction Cycling, Sauna, Whirl Pool, Yoga

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Healthtrax Fitness and Wellness
(401) 434-3600
15 Catamore Blvd
East Providence, RI
 
East Providence Yacht Club
(401) 434-0161
9 Pier Rd
East Providence, RI
 
Workout World
(401) 434-1122
1925 Pawtucket Avenue
East Providence, RI
 
East Providence Central Little League
(401) 438-8696
305 Lyon Ave
East Providence, RI
 
R I Stingrays Football Club
(401) 438-9700
501 Waterman Ave
East Providence, RI
 
Way of the Dragon the
(401) 435-6502
866 Broadway
East Providence, RI
 
Rumford Little League
(401) 434-5397
Ferris Ave
East Providence, RI
 
Care New England Wellness Centers
(401) 434-3600
15 Catamore Blvd
East Providence, RI
 
Healthtrax Fitness & Wellness
(401) 434-3600
15 Catamore Blvd
East Providence, RI
 
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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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