Pilates Equestrian Training Oklahoma City OK

Local resource for Pilates equestrian training in Oklahoma City, 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.

Warr Acres Snap Fitness
(405) 603-7451
3800 North MacArthur Blvd.
Warr Acres, OK
Programs & Services
Circuit Training, Elliptical Trainers, Free Weights, Personal Training, Pilates, Stair Climber, Stationary Bikes, Towel Service, Treadmill, Weight Machines

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Mid-America Athletic Club
(405) 235-9898
20 N Broadway Ave # 51
Oklahoma City, OK
 
Do Fitness
(405) 848-5551
5118 North Shartel Avenue
Oklahoma City, OK
 
Curves For Women
(405) 949-9911
4711 N May Ave
Oklahoma City, OK
 
Family Fitness Center
(405) 946-7700
5125 N Portland Ave
Oklahoma City, OK
 
Pilates Plus Wellness Center
(405) 360-7411
905 N. Flood Street
Norman, OK
 
Center For Healthy Living
(405) 943-2584
920 N Lincoln Blvd
Oklahoma City, OK
 
Chesapeake Boathouse
(405) 552-4040
725 South Lincoln Boulevard
Oklahoma City, OK
 
INTEGRIS PACER Fitness Center
(405) 949-3891
5520 North Independence Avenue
Oklahoma City, OK
 
Weight Room-24 Hours
(405) 943-7600
3901 North Tulsa Avenue
Oklahoma City, OK
 
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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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