Pilates Equestrian Training Grand Island NE

Local resource for Pilates equestrian training in Grand Island, NE. 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.

Grand Island Snap Fitness
(308) 398-3488
217 E. Stolley Park Rd.
Grand Island, NE
Programs & Services
Circuit Training, Elliptical Trainers, Free Weights, Personal Training, Pilates, Stair Climber, Stationary Bikes, Towel Service, Treadmill, Weight Machines

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Diet Center
(308) 384-3404
511 N Eddy St
Grand Island, NE
 
Curves Grand Island NE
217 E. Stolley Park Rd., Suite J
Grand Island, NE
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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Grand Island Racquet Center
(308) 385-5306
2204 Bellwood Dr
Grand Island, NE
 
Health Plex Fitness Center
(308) 384-1110
2909 W Us Highway 30
Grand Island, NE
 
Third City Taekwondo
(308) 381-1484
210 W 2nd St
Grand Island, NE
 
Knights of Columbus Club Rms
(308) 382-6060
PO Box 852
Grand Island, NE
 
Curves Grand Island
217 E. Stolley Park Road
Grand Island, NE
 
Super Bowl Family Fun Center
(308) 381-4200
1010 E Bismark Rd
Grand Island, NE
 
Ladies Workout Express
(308) 398-0098
2441 N Diers Ave
Grand Island, NE
 
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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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