Pilates Equestrian Training New Haven CT

Local resource for Pilates equestrian training in New Haven, CT. 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.

Powerflow Pilates Studio
(203) 776-0566
319 Peck St # 1
New Haven, CT
 
Stratford Snap Fitness
(203) 296-4576
345 Hawley Ln.
Stratford, CT
Programs & Services
Circuit Training, Elliptical Trainers, Free Weights, Personal Training, Pilates, Stair Climber, Stationary Bikes, Towel Service, Treadmill, Weight Machines

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John Patt Fitness Trainers Corp
(203) 787-1463
205 Church St
New Haven, CT
 
Focus Fitness
(203) 848-1514
24 Clark St
New Haven, CT
 
Downtown Health & Racquet Club
(203) 787-6501
230 George St # 5
New Haven, CT
 
Derby Snap Fitness
(203) 463-4224
656 New Haven Ave.
Derby, CT
Programs & Services
Circuit Training, Elliptical Trainers, Free Weights, Personal Training, Pilates, Stair Climber, Stationary Bikes, Towel Service, Treadmill, Weight Machines

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Middlebury Bally Total Fitness
930 Straits Tpke
Middlebury, CT
Programs & Services
Bilingual staff, Cardio Equipment, Child Center, Group Exercise Studio, Indoor Track, Parking, Personal Training, Pilates, Reaction Cycling, Sauna, Silver Sneakers, Steam Room, Whirl Pool, Yoga

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City Point Yacht Club
(203) 789-9301
PO Box 8862
New Haven, CT
 
Jewish Community Center of Greater New Haven
(203) 387-2522
Administrative Offices
New Haven, CT
 
Knickerbockers Golf Club
(203) 865-1431
PO Box 8493
New Haven, CT
 
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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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