Pilates Equestrian Training Poughkeepsie NY

Local resource for Pilates equestrian training in Poughkeepsie, NY. 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.

Lagrangeville Snap Fitness
845-486-SNAP (7627)
1520 Route 55, Country Commons Plaza
Lagrangeville, NY
Programs & Services
Circuit Training, Elliptical Trainers, Free Weights, Personal Training, Pilates, Stair Climber, Stationary Bikes, Towel Service, Treadmill, Weight Machines

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Grip Fitness
(845) 485-4747
1 E Dorsey Ln
Poughkeepsie, NY

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Ms Fit LTD
(845) 471-3612
Poughkeepsie Plaza Mall
Poughkeepsie, NY
 
World Gym
(845) 240-1655
3675 Albany Post Rd
Poughkeepsie, NY

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Flow Pilates
(845) 454-5500
298 Main Street
Poughkeepsie, NY
 
All Sport Fishkill Health and Fitness Club
(845) 471-8502
80 Washington St
Poughkeepsie, NY

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Mike Arteaga's Health & Fitness
(845) 452-5050
234 North Rd
Poughkeepsie, NY

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Flow Pilates
(845) 454-5500
298 Main St
Poughkeepsie, NY

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Dance Works Too
(845) 473-8000
RR 9
Poughkeepsie, NY
 
All Sport Fitness and Racquet Club Fishkill
(845) 471-8502
Member Accounts Office
Poughkeepsie, NY
 
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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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