Pilates Equestrian Training Fort Collins CO

Local resource for Pilates equestrian training in Fort Collins, CO. 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.

Fort Collins Snap Fitness
(970) 472-1777
1015 South Taft Hill Rd., Unit V
Fort Collins, CO
Programs & Services
Circuit Training, Elliptical Trainers, Free Weights, Personal Training, Pilates, Stair Climber, Stationary Bikes, Towel Service, Treadmill, Weight Machines

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Krav Maga Training Center
(970) 225-6655
1827 E Harmony Rd
Fort Collins, CO
 
Ptarmigan Country Club
(970) 226-6600
5416 Vardon Way
Fort Collins, CO
 
Willow Springs Community Assoc
(970) 266-8377
5424 White Willow Dr
Fort Collins, CO
 
Citipointe Fitness
(970) 266-1505
1833 East Harmony Road
Fort Collins, CO
 
Berthoud Snap Fitness
(970) 344-5072
939 Mountain Avenue
Berthoud, CO
Programs & Services
Circuit Training, Elliptical Trainers, Free Weights, Personal Training, Pilates, Stair Climber, Stationary Bikes, Towel Service, Treadmill, Weight Machines

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Krav Maga Official Training Center and Karate Kids
(970) 225-6655
1857 E Harmony Rd
Fort Collins, CO
 
Mike O Hearm Signature Fitness
(970) 266-1505
1833 E Harmony Rd
Fort Collins, CO
 
24 Hour Fitness Fort Collins Sport Gym
2208 E Harmony Rd
Fort Collins, CO
Programs & Services
24-hr Operations, Circuit Training, Elliptical Trainers, Family Gym, Free Weights, Group Exercise Studio, Gym Classes, Gym Equipment, Personal Training, Special Services, Stair Climber, Stationary Bikes, Treadmill, Weight Machines

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Children Youth Family
(970) 416-2990
Youth Activity Center
Fort Collins, CO
 
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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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