Pilates Equestrian Training Grand Rapids MI

Local resource for Pilates equestrian training in Grand Rapids, MI. 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 Rapids Snap Fitness
(616) 949-2000
5500 Cascade Road
Grand Rapids, MI
Programs & Services
Circuit Training, Elliptical Trainers, Free Weights, Personal Training, Pilates, Stair Climber, Stationary Bikes, Towel Service, Treadmill, Weight Machines

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Grand Rapids Snap Fitness
(616) 361-1600
1600 E Beltline Ave. NE
Grand Rapids, MI
Programs & Services
Circuit Training, Elliptical Trainers, Free Weights, Personal Training, Pilates, Stair Climber, Stationary Bikes, Towel Service, Treadmill, Weight Machines

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Alpine Snap Fitness
(616) 635-2363
3588 Alpine Ave. NW
Walker, MI
Programs & Services
Circuit Training, Elliptical Trainers, Free Weights, Personal Training, Pilates, Stair Climber, Stationary Bikes, Towel Service, Treadmill, Weight Machines

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Belmont Snap Fitness
(616) 719-4577
2355 Belmont Center Drive
Belmont, MI
Programs & Services
Circuit Training, Elliptical Trainers, Free Weights, Personal Training, Pilates, Stair Climber, Stationary Bikes, Towel Service, Treadmill, Weight Machines

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Kentwood Snap Fitness
(616) 554-3200
7199 Kalamazoo Ave. SE
Caledonia, MI
Programs & Services
Circuit Training, Elliptical Trainers, Free Weights, Personal Training, Pilates, Stair Climber, Stationary Bikes, Towel Service, Treadmill, Weight Machines

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American Fitness Partners
(616) 284-3444
5169 Northland Dr. NE
Grand Rapids, MI
Programs & Services
24-hr Operations, Aerobics, Cardio Equipment, Elliptical Trainers, Free Weights, Group Exercise Studio, Gym Classes, Indoor Bike, Parking, Personal Training, Pilates, Stair Climber, Stationary Bikes, Step Class, Tanning, Treadmill, Weight Machines, Yoga, Zumba

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Grand Rapids Snap Fitness
(616) 453-6666
2056 Lake Michigan Dr. NW
Grand Rapids, MI
Programs & Services
Circuit Training, Elliptical Trainers, Free Weights, Personal Training, Pilates, Stair Climber, Stationary Bikes, Towel Service, Treadmill, Weight Machines

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Grandville Snap Fitness
(616) 534-7627
3845 Rivertown Pkwy SW
Grandville, MI
Programs & Services
Circuit Training, Elliptical Trainers, Free Weights, Personal Training, Pilates, Stair Climber, Stationary Bikes, Towel Service, Treadmill, Weight Machines

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Byron Center Snap Fitness
(616) 878-1111
2492 84th Street SW
Byron Center, MI
Programs & Services
Circuit Training, Elliptical Trainers, Free Weights, Personal Training, Pilates, Stair Climber, Stationary Bikes, Towel Service, Treadmill, Weight Machines

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Lowell Snap Fitness
(616) 987-4000
2173 West Main St.
Lowell, MI
Programs & Services
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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