Pilates Equestrian Training Palm Bay FL

Local resource for Pilates equestrian training in Palm Bay, FL. 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.

Planet Fitness
(321) 327-2970
160 Malabar Rd SW
Palm Bay, FL
 
Jazzercise Palm Bay Community Center
(321) 253-9747
1502 Port Malabar Blvd. Ne.
Palm Bay, FL
Programs & Services
Jazzercise

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Lady Of America Fitness Center
(321) 733-4500
1549 Palm Bay Rd NE
Palm Bay, FL
 
Curves Palm Bay FL - West
145 Palm Bay Road NE, Suite 112
West Melbourne, FL
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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Anytime Fitness
(321) 722-3747
1439 South Babcock Street
Melbourne, FL
 
Curves For Women
(321) 956-1700
3450 Bayside Lakes Blvd SE
Palm Bay, FL
 
Pro-Health & Fitness Center
(321) 722-5943
5270 Babcock St NE # 19
Palm Bay, FL
 
Curves For Women
(321) 768-6655
5275 Babcock St NE
Palm Bay, FL
 
Maximum Fitness Club
(321) 952-0888
4850 Stack Boulevard
Melbourne, FL
 
Jazzercise West Melbourne Rodes Park Community Center
(321) 255-4400
3000 Minton Rd.
West Melbourne, FL
Programs & Services
Jazzercise

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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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