Pilates Equestrian Training Palmer AK

Local resource for Pilates equestrian training in Palmer, AK. 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.

Curves Palmer
550 S. Alaska St.
Palmer, AK
 
The Alaska Club Palmer Express
(907) 631-0842
535 West Evergreen
Anchorage, AK
 
Peak Fitness
(907) 746-3305
12051 E Palmer Wasilla Hwy
Palmer, AK
 
Alaska Club Valley
(907) 376-3300
1720 E Parks Hwy
Wasilla, AK
 
Curves Wasilla AK
1051 E. Bogard Road, Ste. 2
Wasilla, AK
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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Jazzercise Wasilla Babcock Fine Arts Building
(907) 354-6233
5700 E. Pilgrim Ct.
Wasilla, AK
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Jazzercise

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Peak Fitness
(907) 746-3305
12051 East Palmer-Wasilla Highway
Palmer, AK
 
Curves Palmer AK
550 S. Alaska St., #106
Palmer, AK
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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Curves Wasilla
1051 E. Bogard Road
Wasilla, AK
 
Denali Gymnastic Academy
(907) 373-3547
715 W Parks Hwy
Wasilla, AK
 
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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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