Pilates Equestrian Training Ithaca NY

Local resource for Pilates equestrian training in Ithaca, NY. 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.

Kwons Champion School of Self Defense
(607) 227-6932
520 W State St
Ithaca, NY
 
Taoist Tai Chi Society of New York
(607) 277-5491
1201 N Tioga St
Ithaca, NY
 
City Health Club
(607) 273-8300
402 W Green St
Ithaca, NY
 
Courtside Racquet and Fitness Club
(607) 277-0200
380 Pine Tree Rd
Ithaca, NY
 
Ithaca Paintball and Recreation
(607) 273-3904
619 W State St
Ithaca, NY
 
Travis Susan Ms Rd
(607) 275-0224
102 Prospect St
Ithaca, NY
 
Planet Fitness
(607) 319-0763
40 Catherwood Rd # 11
Ithaca, NY
 
Courtside Racquet & Fitness
(607) 277-0200
380 Pine Tree Rd
Ithaca, NY
 
Tri Falcon and Dove Dance Academy
(607) 279-9945
87 Uptown Road
Ithaca, NY
 
Curves Ithaca NY
134 Cecil A. Malone Drive, #200
Ithaca, NY
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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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