Pilates Equestrian Training Kailua HI

Local resource for Pilates equestrian training in Kailua, HI. 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.

Castle Medical Center
(808) 263-5400
642 Ulukahiki St
Kailua, HI
 
Y M C A of Honolulu
(808) 261-0808
1200 Kailua Rd
Kailua, HI
 
Curves For Women
(808) 262-8722
1020 Keolu Dr # D3
Kailua, HI
 
Kailua Fitness Inc
(808) 263-0101
25 Maluniu Ave Ste 201
Kailua, HI
 
Luana Hills Country Club
(808) 262-2139
770 Auloa Rd
Kailua, HI
 
3 Paths Mind Body and Spirit Fitness
(808) 263-7284
130 Kailua Rd Ste 107
Kailua, HI
 
Aloha Body Therapy
(808) 261-9519
25 Maluniu Ave Ste 201
Kailua, HI
 
On Balance Inc
(808) 262-2528
354 Uluniu St Ste 202A
Kailua, HI
 
It Figures Kailua
(808) 261-8508
46 Hoolai St Fl 2
Kailua, HI
 
Curves Kaneohe HI
45-480 Kaneohe Bay Dr., Store B06
Kaneohe, HI
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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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