Pilates Equestrian Training Mankato MN

Local resource for Pilates equestrian training in Mankato, MN. 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.

North Mankato Snap Fitness
(507) 387-7627
1754 Commerce Drive, Suite 101
North Mankato, MN
Programs & Services
Circuit Training, Elliptical Trainers, Free Weights, Personal Training, Pilates, Stair Climber, Stationary Bikes, Towel Service, Treadmill, Weight Machines

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Anytime Fitness Of Mankato
(507) 388-7002
600 S Riverfront Dr
Mankato, MN
 
Americas Racquet and Fitness Center
(507) 345-8833
103 Homestead Dr
Mankato, MN
 
Wow Work Out For Women
(507) 386-7591
1400 E Madison Ave # 618
Mankato, MN
 
Mankato Golf Club
(507) 387-5043
10th Tee
Mankato, MN
 
Leep
(507) 387-5122
929 N 4th St
Mankato, MN
 
Lees Champion Taekwondo Academy
(507) 345-7227
Mankato Pl
Mankato, MN
 
Curves Mankato
2152 Hoffman Rd.
Mankato, MN
 
Midwest Wireless Civic Center
(507) 389-3000
Administrative Information
Mankato, MN
 
Anytime Fitness
(507) 388-7066
1751 North Victory Drive
Mankato, MN
 
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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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