Pilates Equestrian Training Hickory NC

Local resource for Pilates equestrian training in Hickory, 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.

Hickory Snap Fitness
(828) 256-1099
950 2nd Street NE
Hickory, 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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Curves Hickory
1768 N. Center Drive
Hickory, NC
 
Fitness Temple
(828) 267-7599
1269 16th St NE # B
Hickory, NC
 
Curves Hickory NC
1768 N. Center Dr., Hwy. 127
Hickory, NC
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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Curves
(828) 327-6161
1768 N Center St
Hickory, NC

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Lincolnton Snap Fitness
East Main St. and South Generals Blvd.
Lincolnton, 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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Curves
(828) 256-4141
2340 Springs Rd NE
Hickory, NC
 
Cross Fit Hickory
2014 North Center Street
Hickory, NC
 
Curves
(828) 327-6161
1776 N Center St
Hickory, NC
 
Jazzercise Hickory Fitness Center
(828) 326-5000
1425 2nd Street Pl. Ne.
Hickory, NC
Programs & Services
Jazzercise

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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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