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Pilates Equestrian Training Nampa ID

Local resource for Pilates equestrian training in Nampa, 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
 
Nampa Rod and Gun Club
(208) 467-6102
222 W Railroad St
Nampa, ID
 
Idaho Athletic Club
(208) 442-6378
4217 Garrity Boulevard
Nampa, ID
 
Ladies Workout Express
(208) 461-4990
1015 12th Ave S
Nampa, ID
 
Genesis Fitness
(208) 461-2233
111 Pfe Dr
Nampa, ID
 
Broadmore Country Club Inc
(208) 466-0561
427 Northside Blvd
Nampa, ID
 
Valley Total Fitness
7650 Bridgeport Drive
Nampa, ID
 
Genesis Fitness
(208) 461-2233
16436 Franklin Road
Nampa, ID
 
Rollerdrome Skating Rink
(208) 466-9905
19 10th Ave S
Nampa, ID
 
Cross Fit 208
(208) 761-2933
2346 West Hemingway Boulevard
Nampa, 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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