Pilates Equestrian Training Iowa City IA

Local resource for Pilates equestrian training in Iowa City, IA. 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.

Fit Zone the
(319) 339-0348
201 S Clinton St
Iowa City, IA
 
Cindy Ks Fitness For the Busy Woman
(319) 339-7435
1705 S 1st Ave Ste S
Iowa City, IA
 
Iowa City Fitness
(319) 339-0348
221 East College Street
Iowa City, IA
 
Fitness Xpress Inc
(319) 351-1729
1059 Hwy 6 E
Iowa City, IA
 
Curves For Women
(319) 337-6000
702 S Gilbert St # 106
Iowa City, IA
 
Cindy K's Fitness-Busy Woman
(319) 936-4014
1859 Lower Muscatine Road
Iowa City, IA
 
Scanlon Gymnasium
(319) 356-5109
2701 Bradford Dr
Iowa City, IA
 
Cindy K's Fitness-Busy Woman
(319) 339-7435
1859 Lower Muscatine Rd
Iowa City, IA
 
Body Demensions Fitness Center
(319) 339-9494
111 E Washington St
Iowa City, IA
 
Iowa Soccer Club Inc
(319) 337-5479
220 Lafayette St
Iowa City, IA
 

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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