Pilates Equestrian Training Huntington WV

Local resource for Pilates equestrian training in Huntington, WV. 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.

Superior Tumbling and Cheerleading
(304) 525-8223
412 8th St
Huntington, WV
 
Polo Club of Huntington Inc
(304) 522-3146
733 7th Ave
Huntington, WV
 
Cheasapeake Little League
(740) 867-4842
624 Big Branch Rd
Chesapeake, OH
 
Marshall Recreation Center
(304) 696-4732
402 Thundering Herd Drive
Huntington, WV
 
Hit Center Inc the
(304) 529-4482
2240 5th Ave Ste 101
Huntington, WV
 
River Cities Locomotives Football
(304) 525-5590
401 10th St
Huntington, WV
 
Gym Down Under
(304) 522-4201
418 8th St
Huntington, WV
 
Gym Down Under the
(304) 522-4201
418 8th St
Huntington, WV
 
Imperial Lanes Inc
(304) 697-2695
21 Saint ; 8 Ave
Huntington, WV
 
American Health Centers
(304) 781-0694
421 16th Street West
Huntington, WV
 

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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