Pilates Equestrian Training Greenville NC

Local resource for Pilates equestrian training in Greenville, NC. 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.

Greenville Snap Fitness
(252) 758-7627
2120 E Fire Tower Rd., Suite 111
Greenville, NC
Programs & Services
Circuit Training, Elliptical Trainers, Free Weights, Personal Training, Pilates, Stair Climber, Stationary Bikes, Towel Service, Treadmill, Weight Machines

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Match Point Racquet Club
(252) 321-7344
1622 Manning Rd
Greenville, NC

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Body Sculptors
(252) 551-1811
1915 Greenville Blvd SE
Greenville, NC

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Curves
(252) 413-0359
3140 Moseley Dr # D
Greenville, NC
 
Curves
(800) 615-7352
3140D Moseley Dr
Greenville, NC

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Max Fitness Training
(252) 353-6348
214 E Arlington Blvd A
Greenville, NC

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Golds Gym-Greenville
(252) 756-9175
140 Oakmont Dr
Greenville, NC

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Champions Health & Fitness
(252) 931-9552
2810 E 10th St # A
Greenville, NC
 
My Wellness Online
(252) 353-6155
805 Chesapeake Pl
Greenville, NC

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Ladies Workout Express
(252) 353-3488
1913 E Fire Tower Rd
Greenville, NC
 
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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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