Pilates Equestrian Training Great Falls MT

Local resource for Pilates equestrian training in Great Falls, MT. 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.

Great Falls Snap Fitness
(406) 761-4971
125 NW Bypass
Great Falls, MT
Programs & Services
Circuit Training, Elliptical Trainers, Free Weights, Personal Training, Pilates, Stair Climber, Stationary Bikes, Towel Service, Treadmill, Weight Machines

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Snap Fitness
(406) 761-4971
125 NW Bypass
Great Falls, MT
 
Heisey Memorial
(406) 453-1211
313 7th St N
Great Falls, MT
 
Big Sky Taekwondo
(406) 761-4955
811 1st Ave N
Great Falls, MT
 
Westside Little League
(406) 761-7525
1300 E Fiesta
Great Falls, MT
 
Great Falls NW Snap Fitness
(406) 727-2077
2104 10th Avenue South
Great Falls, MT
Programs & Services
Circuit Training, Elliptical Trainers, Free Weights, Personal Training, Pilates, Stair Climber, Stationary Bikes, Towel Service, Treadmill, Weight Machines

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Fitness Plus Martial Arts Academy
(406) 268-1554
508 Central Ave W
Great Falls, MT
 
Curves Great Falls
1601 - 2nd Avenue N
Great Falls, MT
 
Great Falls Yoga Center
(406) 452-9634
309 1st Ave N
Great Falls, MT
 
Curves Great Falls MT
1601 - 2nd Avenue N, Ste. 101
Great Falls, MT
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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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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