Pilates Equestrian Training Hartford CT

Local resource for Pilates equestrian training in Hartford, CT. 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.

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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1 State St Health Club
(860) 522-8829
1 State St
Hartford, CT
 
Anytime Fitness West Hartford, CT
(860) 570-0123
340 N. Main St.
West Hartford, CT
Programs & Services
24-hr Operations, Cardio Equipment, Circuit Training, Elliptical Trainers, Free Weights, Parking, Personal Training, Spinning, Stair Climber, Stationary Bikes, Treadmill, Weight Machines

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Big Sky
(860) 665-0745
58 Commerce 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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Young Mens Christian Associatn of Grtr Hrtfrd Inc
(860) 522-4183
160 Jewell St
Hartford, CT
 
YWCA Child Care
(860) 525-1163
135 Broad St
Hartford, CT
 
YMCA Read To Succeed Adult School
(860) 522-4183
160 Jewell St
Hartford, CT
 
Anytime Fitness
(860) 570-0123
340 N. Main St.
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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