Pilates Equestrian Training Parkersburg WV

Local resource for Pilates equestrian training in Parkersburg, WV. 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 For Women
(304) 485-9885
4000 Emerson Ave # C
Parkersburg, WV
 
Anytime Fitness
(304) 865-2348
2107 Pike St
Parkersburg, WV
 
Curves Parkersburg WV - South
1708 Rayon Dr.
Parkersburg, WV
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 For Women
(304) 422-4778
1818 Rayon Dr
Parkersburg, WV
 
Curves Parkersburg
1708 Rayon Dr.
Parkersburg, WV
 
Royal Neighbors of America
(304) 428-0100
1118 20th St
Parkersburg, WV
 
Anytime Fitness Parkersburg, WV
(304) 865-2348
2107 Pike St.
Parkersburg, WV
Programs & Services
24-hr Operations, Cardio Equipment, Circuit Training, Elliptical Trainers, Free Weights, Parking, Personal Training, Spinning, Stair Climber, Stationary Bikes, Treadmill, Weight Machines

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Family Fitness Center
(304) 424-2348
2804 Birch St
Parkersburg, WV
 
Family Fitness Center Llc
(304) 424-2348
2804 Birch Street
Parkersburg, WV
 
Dupont
(304) 863-8410
Derc Park Activities
Parkersburg, WV
 
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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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