Pilates Equestrian Training Joliet IL

Local resource for Pilates equestrian training in Joliet, IL. 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.

Body Essence
(630) 527-0144
22 E Chicago Ave # 230
Naperville, IL
Matteson Bally Total Fitness
4701 Lincoln Mall Dr
Matteson, IL
Programs & Services
Bilingual staff, Cardio Equipment, Group Exercise Studio, Indoor Track, Martial Arts, Parking, Personal Training, Pilates, Pool, Sauna, Silver Sneakers, Steam Room, Whirl Pool

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Contours Express - The Better Idea In Women's Gyms
3119 W. Jefferson Street - Essington/Jefferson
Joliet, IL
Gold's Gym
(815) 729-4503
2701 Black Rd
Joliet, IL
Curves Joliet
1704 W. Jefferson Street
Joliet, IL
Pilates Fitness Inc
(630) 236-1881
1669 Montgomery Rd
Aurora, IL
Naperville Bally Total Fitness
1531 N Aurora Rd
Naperville, IL
Programs & Services
Bilingual staff, Cardio Equipment, Child Center, Group Exercise Studio, Martial Arts, Parking, Personal Training, Pilates, Reaction Cycling, Sauna, Yoga

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Zip Fitness Joliet
(773) 853-2305
2134B West Jefferson Street
Joliet, IL
Programs & Services
Bilingual staff, Cardio Equipment, Circuit Training, Elliptical Trainers, Family Gym, Free Weights, Parking, Rowing Machines, Stair Climber, Tanning, Treadmill, Weight Machines

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Abc Ventures
(815) 725-2007
1155 W Jefferson St
Joliet, IL
Jazzercise Joliet First Presbyterian Church
(815) 485-4949
805 Western Ave.
Joliet, IL
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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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