Pilates Equestrian Training Edmond OK

Local resource for Pilates equestrian training in Edmond, OK. 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.

Warr Acres Snap Fitness
(405) 603-7451
3800 North MacArthur Blvd.
Warr Acres, OK
Programs & Services
Circuit Training, Elliptical Trainers, Free Weights, Personal Training, Pilates, Stair Climber, Stationary Bikes, Towel Service, Treadmill, Weight Machines

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Jazzercise Edmond Fitness Center
(405) 359-8088
420 S. Bryant Ave.
Edmond, OK
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Jazzercise

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Jazzercise Edmond Senior Center
(405) 359-8088
2733 Marilyn Williams Dr.
Edmond, OK
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Jazzercise

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Curves For Women
(405) 715-1150
368 S Kelly Ave
Edmond, OK
 
Curves Edmond OK
610 S. Kelly Ave., Ste. G
Edmond, OK
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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House of Fitness 24/7
(405) 340-4472
1032 Waterwood Parkway
Edmond, OK
 
Plus Factor Enterprises Inc
(405) 341-6770
413 Timberwind Road
Edmond, OK
 
Anytime Fitness
(405) 562-4577
1333 North Santa Fe Avenue
Edmond, OK
 
YMCA
(405) 330-4016
261 S Santa Fe Ave
Edmond, OK
 
Anytime Fitness Edmond, OK (2)
(405) 562-4577
1333 North Santa Fe Avenue, Suites 119 & 120
Edmond, OK
Programs & Services
24-hr Operations, Cardio Equipment, Circuit Training, Elliptical Trainers, Free Weights, Parking, Personal Training, Spinning, Stair Climber, Stationary Bikes, Treadmill, Weight Machines

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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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