Pilates Equestrian Training Farmington NM

Local resource for Pilates equestrian training in Farmington, NM. 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.

Premier Pilates
(505) 327-7221
1601 E 20th St
Farmington, NM
 
Special K Fitness
(505) 326-2460
906 San Juan Blvd Ste G
Farmington, NM
 
Kenpo Karate
(505) 326-7414
209 E Broadway
Farmington, NM
 
Curves Farmington
3030 E. Main Street
Farmington, NM
 
San Juan Country Club
(505) 327-4451
5775 Country Club Rd
Farmington, NM
 
Animas CrossFit
(505) 801-9603
1509 Schofield Lane
Farmington, NM
 
Jazzercise Farmington Recreation Center
(505) 634-0201
1101 Fairgrounds Rd.
Farmington, NM
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Jazzercise

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Traditional Tae Kwon DO Institute
(505) 326-2100
1701 Schofield Ln
Farmington, NM
 
Defined Fitness
(505) 325-3565
1700 East 20th Street
Farmington, NM
 
Royal Spa Fitness Center
(505) 326-2211
2101 Bloomfield Hwy
Farmington, NM
 
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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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