Pilates Equestrian Training Honolulu HI

Local resource for Pilates equestrian training in Honolulu, HI. 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.

Queen's Rehabilitation Svc
(808) 547-4277
1301 Punchbowl St
Honolulu, HI
 
Kaizen Personal Trainer Inc
(808) 529-8848
432 Keawe St
Honolulu, HI
 
Y M C A of Honolulu
(808) 535-3556
1441 Pali Hwy
Honolulu, HI
 
Hawaii Physical Therapy Inc
(808) 596-7200
725 Kapiolani Blvd
Honolulu, HI
 
Hawaii State Ballet Co
(808) 947-2755
1418 Kapiolani Blvd
Honolulu, HI
 
Honolulu Bulls Soccer Club
(808) 955-8385
1680 Kapiolani Blvd
Honolulu, HI
 
Honolulu Club
(808) 543-3900
932 Ward Ave Fl 6th
Honolulu, HI
 
Aikahi Park Shopping Center
(808) 254-4900
Gracie Jiujitsu
Honolulu, HI
 
Hawaii Athlete Club
(808) 537-1131
432 Keawe St
Honolulu, HI
 
Spa At Honolulu Club the
(808) 543-3945
932 Ward Ave
Honolulu, HI
 

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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