Pilates Equestrian Training Norfolk NE

Local resource for Pilates equestrian training in Norfolk, NE. 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.

Norfolk Snap Fitness
Pasewalk Ave. and 13th St
Norfolk, NE
Programs & Services
Circuit Training, Elliptical Trainers, Free Weights, Personal Training, Pilates, Stair Climber, Stationary Bikes, Towel Service, Treadmill, Weight Machines

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Curves
(402) 379-5501
701 W Benjamin Ave
Norfolk, NE
 
Jazzercise Norfolk Center
(402) 379-3112
1106 Benjamin
Norfolk, NE
Programs & Services
Jazzercise

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Davis and Kassmeier Chiropractic
(402) 371-6415
1502 N 13th St
Norfolk, NE
 
Max Fitness Center
(402) 844-3990
300 Braasch Ave
Norfolk, NE
 
Faith Regional Health Services
(402) 644-7534
1500 Koenigstein Ave
Norfolk, NE
 
Tsk Nutrition
(402) 371-4313
505 N 27th St
Norfolk, NE
 
Y M C A
(402) 371-9770
301 Benjamin Ave
Norfolk, NE
 
Norfolk Country Club Golf Shop
(402) 379-1188
1700 Riverside Blvd
Norfolk, NE
 
Curves Norfolk NE
701 W. Benjamin Ave.
Norfolk, NE
Programs & Services
Aerobics, Body Sculpting, Cardio Equipment, Cardio Equipment, Circuit Training, Group Exercise Studio, Gym Classes, Gym Equipment, Gym Sports, Silver Sneakers, Zumba

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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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