Pilates Equestrian Training Kalamazoo MI

Local resource for Pilates equestrian training in Kalamazoo, MI. 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.

Portage Snap Fitness
269-327-SNAP (7627)
641 Romence Rd.
Portage, MI
Programs & Services
Circuit Training, Elliptical Trainers, Free Weights, Personal Training, Pilates, Stair Climber, Stationary Bikes, Towel Service, Treadmill, Weight Machines

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Kalamazoo2 Snap Fitness
Oakland Dr & Whites Rd.
Kalamazoo, MI
Programs & Services
Circuit Training, Elliptical Trainers, Free Weights, Personal Training, Pilates, Stair Climber, Stationary Bikes, Towel Service, Treadmill, Weight Machines

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Curves Kalamazoo MI - Northeast
3410 Gull Road
Kalamazoo, MI
Programs & Services
Aerobics, Body Sculpting, Cardio Equipment, Cardio Equipment, Circuit Training, Group Exercise Studio, Gym Classes, Gym Equipment, Gym Sports, Silver Sneakers, Zumba

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Borgess Health & Fitness Center
(269) 552-2348
3025 Gull Rd
Kalamazoo, MI
 
Powerhouse Gym
(269) 388-3070
5434 Gull Rd
Kalamazoo, MI
 
Kalamazoo Snap Fitness
Portage St and Cork St
Kalamazoo, MI
Programs & Services
Circuit Training, Elliptical Trainers, Free Weights, Personal Training, Pilates, Stair Climber, Stationary Bikes, Towel Service, Treadmill, Weight Machines

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Otsego Snap Fitness
W Allegan & S Farmer St.
Otsego, MI
Programs & Services
Circuit Training, Elliptical Trainers, Free Weights, Personal Training, Pilates, Stair Climber, Stationary Bikes, Towel Service, Treadmill, Weight Machines

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Kalamazoo Athletic Club
(269) 226-3184
100 W Michigan Ave
Kalamazoo, MI
 
Curves For Women
(269) 342-1500
2401 Gull Rd
Kalamazoo, MI
 
DirectlyFitness
(616) 990-3843
407 Oak Street
Kalamazoo, MI
 
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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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