Pilates Equestrian Training Grand Junction CO

Local resource for Pilates equestrian training in Grand Junction, 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.

Grand Junction Snap Fitness
(970) 523-7627
569 32 Rd., Coronado Plaza Suite 10
Grand Junction, CO
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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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Jazzercise Grand Junction Lincoln Park Barn
(970) 712-3756
910 N. 12th St.
Grand Junction, CO
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Jazzercise

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E-Fit
(970) 245-3348
2829 North Ave # 103
Grand Junction, CO
 
Eighth Street Gym
(970) 263-9122
805 South Avenue
Grand Junction, CO
 
Hockey Stop the
(970) 257-9454
1130 N 3rd St
Grand Junction, CO
 
The Pilates Space
(970) 254-1166
1037 Main Street
Grand Junction, CO
 
Western Colorado U S T F Inc
(970) 243-6595
685 W Gunnison Ave
Grand Junction, CO
 
Jazzercise Mesa State College Hamilton Recreation Center
(970) 248-1592
Mesa State College Hamilton Recreation Center
Grand Junction, CO
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Jazzercise

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Nautilus Fitness Center
(970) 243-6780
2650 North Ave Unit 107
Grand Junction, CO
 
CrossFit RED
(800) 506-0753
625 Colorado Avenue
Grand Junction, 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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