Pilates Equestrian Training La Plata MD

Local resource for Pilates equestrian training in La Plata, MD. 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.

Waldorf Snap Fitness
(301) 705-7555
173 St. Patrick's Drive Unit 104
Waldorf, MD
Programs & Services
Circuit Training, Elliptical Trainers, Free Weights, Personal Training, Pilates, Stair Climber, Stationary Bikes, Towel Service, Treadmill, Weight Machines

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Mind Body Workshop
(703) 298-6934
8710 Bitterroot Court
Lorton, VA
 
Med Ed Fitness Center
(301) 934-3884
5998 Radio Station Rd
La Plata, MD
 
Laplata Fitness Club Inc
(301) 392-0707
140 Drury Drive
La Plata, MD
 
Sport Health Waldorf
(301) 870-7859
90 Post Office Rd
La Plata, MD
 
Alexandria-Old Town Snap Fitness
(703) 299-9499
1315 King Street
Alexandria, VA
Programs & Services
Circuit Training, Elliptical Trainers, Free Weights, Personal Training, Pilates, Stair Climber, Stationary Bikes, Towel Service, Treadmill, Weight Machines

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Integrative Wellness Pilates
(703) 836-2430
300 Montgomery St.
Alexandra, VA
 
Sport and Health Club
(301) 870-7859
90 Post Office Rd
La Plata, MD
 
Iron Works Gym Inc
(301) 392-3818
132 Drury Dr
La Plata, MD
 
Jo Ky Fitness LLC
(301) 392-6078
103 S Wiltshire Ct
La Plata, MD
 
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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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