Pilates Equestrian Training Hopkinsville KY

Local resource for Pilates equestrian training in Hopkinsville, KY. 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.

Ladies Choice
(270) 886-3900
3143 Canton Pike
Hopkinsville, KY
 
Ladies Choice
(270) 886-3900
3143 Canton Pike
Hopkinsville, KY
 
Lou's Academy & Training Center
(270) 885-3654
104 Bradshaw Pike Ext
Hopkinsville, KY
 
Fitness Formula
(270) 887-5461
500 Clinic Dr
Hopkinsville, KY

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Total Fitness Center Llc
(270) 707-0800
1007 Skyline Dr
Hopkinsville, KY
Industry
Personal Trainer

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Curves For Women
(270) 886-0208
4425 Canton Pike
Hopkinsville, KY
 
Looking Good #3 Inc
(270) 886-3911
3231 Lafayette Rd
Hopkinsville, KY
 
Total Fitness Center Llc
(270) 707-0800
1007 Skyline Dr
Hopkinsville, KY
 
Looking Good #3 Inc
(270) 886-3911
3231 Lafayette Rd
Hopkinsville, KY
 
Paducah Snap Fitness
(270) 443-0900
3215 Irvin Cobb Dr., Suite 103
Paducah, KY
Programs & Services
Circuit Training, Elliptical Trainers, Free Weights, Personal Training, Pilates, Stair Climber, Stationary Bikes, Towel Service, Treadmill, Weight Machines

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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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