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Pilates Equestrian Training Keene NH

Local resource for Pilates equestrian training in Keene, NH. 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.

Lady Of America Fitness Center
(603) 355-3588
20 Commercial St
Keene, NH
 
Fit Nation
(603) 355-2348
428 Winchester St
Keene, NH
 
Rick Wilmotts Karate Academy
(603) 357-4043
255 West St Ste 2
Keene, NH
 
Young Mens Christian Assn
(603) 352-6002
38 Roxbury St
Keene, NH
 
Evolution Chiropractic
(603) 357-7373
391 West St
Keene, NH
 
Curves For Women
(603) 352-0300
58 Key Rd # 2
Keene, NH
 
Golds Gym Keene
(603) 358-6606
149 Emerald Street
Keene, NH
 
Gold's Gym
(603) 358-6606
149 Emerald St # 41
Keene, NH
 
Lady of America
(603) 355-3588
20 Commercial St
Keene, NH
 
Lady of America Fitness Center
(603) 355-3588
20 Commercial Street
Keene, NH
 

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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