Pilates Equestrian Training Farmville VA

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Curves
(800) 615-7352
3884 Farmville Rd
Farmville, VA

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Curves
(800) 615-7352
Route 15
Dillwyn, VA

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Curves Dillwyn
Route 15
Dillwyn, VA
 
A Better You
(434) 645-7777
1066 Bible Way Rd
Crewe, VA
 
Hampton Snap Fitness
(757) 224-2447
2088 Nickerson Blvd.
Hampton, VA
Programs & Services
Circuit Training, Elliptical Trainers, Free Weights, Personal Training, Pilates, Stair Climber, Stationary Bikes, Towel Service, Treadmill, Weight Machines

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Camryn Fitness Center
(434) 983-3000
PO Box 1164
Dillwyn, VA
 
Curves Dillwyn VA
Route 15, 15885 James Madison Hwy.
Dillwyn, VA
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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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Curves
(434) 983-8552
15885 N James Madsion Hwy
Dillwyn, VA
 
Curves
(800) 615-7352
Route 15
Dillwyn, VA

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Bealeton Snap Fitness
(540) 439-8088
11083 Marsh Road, Unit D
Bealeton, VA
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Circuit Training, Elliptical Trainers, Free Weights, Personal Training, Pilates, Stair Climber, Stationary Bikes, Towel Service, 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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