Pilates Equestrian Training Huntsville AL

Local resource for Pilates equestrian training in Huntsville, AL. 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.

University Fitness Center
(256) 824-5500
500 John Wright Drive Northwest
Huntsville, AL
 
Cosmos Fitness
(256) 430-3488
1641 Sparkman Dr NW
Huntsville, AL
 
University Fitness Center
(256) 824-5500
500 John Wright Dr
Huntsville, AL
 
Power House Gym
(256) 430-3488
1641 Sparkman Dr NW
Huntsville, AL
 
Curves Huntsville AL - East
3024-C University Dr. NW
Huntsville, AL
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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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Kick Box Aerobics
(256) 830-1007
407 Jordan Ln NW
Huntsville, AL
 
Riviera Fitness Center
(256) 539-6211
2211 University Dr NW
Huntsville, AL
 
Riviera Fitness Center
(256) 539-6211
2211 University Drive Northwest
Huntsville, AL
 
Moose Family Center
(256) 837-3412
1914 Jordan Ln NW
Huntsville, AL
 
Align by Design Llc
(256) 837-4764
4935 Century St NW
Huntsville, AL
 
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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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