Pilates Equestrian Training Fort Smith AR

Local resource for Pilates equestrian training in Fort Smith, AR. 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.

Flash Fitness For Women
(479) 648-1119
3501 Old Greenwood Rd Ste 17
Fort Smith, AR
 
Fort Smith Athletic Club
5400 South Gary
Fort Smith, AR
 
Curves Fort Smith AR
2301 S. 56th Street, Ste. 114
Fort Smith, AR
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Fort Smith Athletic Club
(479) 452-4031
5400 Gary St
Fort Smith, AR
 
Curves For Women
(479) 452-4054
2301 S 56th St Ste 114
Fort Smith, AR
 
Curves Fort Smith
2301 S. 56th Street
Fort Smith, AR
 
Complete Care Weight Management
(479) 783-7880
4516 Rogers Ave Ste 6
Fort Smith, AR
 
Flash Fitness For Women
(479) 648-1119
3501 Old Greenwood Rd
Fort Smith, AR
 
24/7 Fitness
(479) 648-9400
3400 Rogers Ave # 126
Fort Smith, AR
 
Family Cue Center
(479) 783-9186
4120 Rogers Ave
Fort Smith, AR
 
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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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