Pilates Equestrian Training Meridian ID

Local resource for Pilates equestrian training in Meridian, ID. 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.

A Body In Balance
(208) 331-2098
230 W Mallard Dr # B
Boise, ID
 
Police Activities League
(208) 888-6030
250 N Baltic Pl # A
Meridian, ID
 
Idaho Athletic Club
(208) 846-5957
2340 South Eagle Road
Meridian, ID
 
Golds Gym Meridian
(208) 323-4653
1455 S. Country Terrace Ct
Meridian, ID
 
Total Woman Fitness
(208) 888-9192
1710 West Cherry Lane
Meridian, ID
 
Curves Boise
3979 E. Overland Road
Meridian, ID
 
Cross Fit Meridian
(208) 861-8148
890 E Franklin Rd # 206
Meridian, ID
 
Idaho Athletic Club
(208) 888-0060
1450 East Fairview Avenue
Meridian, ID
 
Total Women Fitness
(208) 888-9192
1801 W Cherry Ln
Meridian, ID
 
Curves Meridian
2053 E. Fairview Ave.
Meridian, ID
 

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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