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.

Eastlake Recreation Club
(607) 277-2151
19 Eastlake Rd
Ithaca, NY
Courtside Racquet & Fitness
(607) 277-0200
380 Pine Tree Rd
Ithaca, NY
Island Health & Fitness
(607) 277-3861
310 Taughannock Blvd # 1
Ithaca, NY
Hidy Ochiais Washin Ryu Karate of Ithaca
(607) 272-3849
Ithaca, NY
Global Network: Latin Dance Classes ( based from Ithaca ).
(607) 279-9945
87 Uptown Road
Ithaca, NY
Kwons Champion School of Ithaca
(607) 273-4433
520 W State St
Ithaca, NY
Eastlake Recreation Club
(607) 277-2151
19 Eastlake Road
Ithaca, NY
Ithaca Paintball and Recreation
(607) 273-3904
619 W State St
Ithaca, NY
Finger Lakes Fitness Center Inc
(607) 256-3532
171 E State St
Ithaca, NY
Full Life Fitness Martial Arts and Dance Academy
(607) 275-3327
609 W Clinton St
Ithaca, NY

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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