Pilates Equestrian Training Olympia WA

Local resource for Pilates equestrian training in Olympia, WA. 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 West -Valley Athletic club
(360) 866-9451
3838 Sunset Beach Dr. NW
Olympia, WA
 
Curves Tumwater
6200 Capitol Blvd. SW
Tumwater, WA
 
Ignite Fitness
(360) 236-9799
111 Tumwater Blvd SE # A209
Tumwater, WA
 
Curves Tumwater WA
6200 Capitol Blvd. SW, Suite A
Tumwater, WA
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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Golds Gym Olympia
(360) 352-2533
505 Plum St
Olympia, WA
 
Fusion: The Integrated Body
(360) 596-9696
02 Columbia St.
Olympia, WA
 
Jazzercise Olympia Center
(360) 239-5596
222 Columbia St. Nw.
Olympia, WA
Programs & Services
Jazzercise

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D3 Medical Club
(360) 742-8067
2625 Martin Way East
Olympia, WA
 
Gold's Gym
(360) 352-2533
505 Plum St SE
Olympia, WA
 
Lord's Gym
(360) 236-9799
111 Tumwater Blvd SE
Olympia, WA

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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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