Pilates Equestrian Training Kalispell MT

Local resource for Pilates equestrian training in Kalispell, MT. 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.

Greater Kalispell Youth Soccer Association
(406) 257-6631
50 2nd St E
Kalispell, MT
 
Evergreen Health and Family Spa
(406) 756-5826
112 Sleepy Hollow Dr
Kalispell, MT
 
Valley Fitness For Women
(406) 752-2639
2165 US Highway 2 E
Kalispell, MT
 
Glacier Gym
(406) 756-1700
412 Main St
Kalispell, MT
 
Mountain Physical Therapy and Fitness
(406) 257-0933
2593 Highway 2 east
Kalispell, MT
 
Home Options Homehealth
(406) 752-5111
175 Commons Loop Ste 100
Kalispell, MT
 
Flathead Gymnastics Academy
(406) 752-4000
153 7th Avenue West N
Kalispell, MT
 
Curves Kalispell
200 E. Idaho
Kalispell, MT
 
Big Sky Martial Arts
(406) 755-8555
301 Main St
Kalispell, MT
 
Access Fitness
(406) 260-4112
1331 US Highway 2 W
Kalispell, MT
 

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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