Pilates Equestrian Training Missoula MT

Local resource for Pilates equestrian training in Missoula, 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.

Peak Performance Physical Therapy South
(406) 542-0808
125 South Ave W
Missoula, MT
 
YMCA Missoula Family
(406) 721-9622
3000 S Russell St
Missoula, MT
 
Exercise Health Services
(406) 542-5440
1413 S Higgins Ave
Missoula, MT
 
Stafford Fitness
(406) 549-2832
1748 South Ave W
Missoula, MT
 
Courthouse Sports and Fitness
(406) 721-3940
3821 Stephens Ave
Missoula, MT
 
Missoula Country Club
(406) 549-4601
Maintenance Bldg
Missoula, MT
 
International House
(406) 543-8805
659 S 5th St E
Missoula, MT
 
Curves Missoula
1204 W. Kent Ave.
Missoula, MT
 
Gold Gym Missoula
(406) 549-9181
2800 S. Reserve St.
Missoula, MT
 
National Runaways Switchboard
(406) 721-9622
YMCA
Missoula, 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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