Pilates Equestrian Training Norman OK

Local resource for Pilates equestrian training in Norman, OK. 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.

Pilates Plus Wellness Center
(405) 360-7411
905 N. Flood Street
Norman, OK
 
Jazzercise Norman 12th Avenue Rec Center
(405) 821-0220
1701 Ne 12th Ave.
Norman, OK
Programs & Services
Jazzercise

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Ladies Workout Express
(405) 701-3725
522 North Porter Avenue
Norman, OK
 
Rock Fitness
(405) 366-7625
203 Hal Muldrow Drive
Norman, OK
 
Curves Norman OK
3750 W. Main, 5 Park C
Norman, OK
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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Athletic Loft
(405) 360-5638
3058 Classen Blvd # 100
Norman, OK
 
Tan & Tone America
(405) 579-8663
1000 Alameda St # 126
Norman, OK
 
Ground Zero CrossFit
(405) 701-8400
2431 West Main Street
Norman, OK
 
Downtown Fitness of Norman
(405) 801-2927
119 West Main Street
Norman, OK
 
Fitness Together Norman
(405) 310-3111
34th Ave SW
Norman, OK
Programs & Services
Elliptical Trainers, Free Weights, Personal Training, Treadmill, Weight Machines

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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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