Pilates Equestrian Training Hartford CT

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Avon Snap Fitness
(860) 581-4014
260 West Main St.
Avon, CT
Programs & Services
Circuit Training, Elliptical Trainers, Free Weights, Personal Training, Pilates, Stair Climber, Stationary Bikes, Towel Service, Treadmill, Weight Machines

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Hartford Golf Club
(860) 523-5229
134 Norwood Rd
West Hartford, CT
 
Tennis Corporation Of America
(860) 246-2201
90 State House Sq Fl H1
Hartford, CT
 
Saint Francis Hosp and Med Ctr
(860) 714-4414
95 Woodland St
Hartford, CT
 
Hartford Tennis Club Inc
(860) 232-0841
25 Flagg Rd
West Hartford, CT
 
Portland Snap Fitness
156 Marlborough Street
Portland, CT
Programs & Services
Circuit Training, Elliptical Trainers, Free Weights, Personal Training, Pilates, Stair Climber, Stationary Bikes, Towel Service, Treadmill, Weight Machines

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Holiday Ridge Day Camp Family Center
(860) 522-4183
160 Jewell St
Hartford, CT
 
Camp Jewell Outdoor Center
(860) 522-4183
160 Jewell St
Hartford, CT
 
YMCA Read To Succeed Adult School
(860) 522-4183
160 Jewell St
Hartford, CT
 
Wampanoag Country Club Inc
(860) 236-1691
60 Wampanoag Dr Ste 1
West Hartford, CT
 
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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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