Pilates Equestrian Training Princeton WV

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Curves Princeton
1295 Stafford Dr.
Princeton, WV
 
Jazzercise Bluefield Greater Bluefield Community Center
(304) 327-6764
703 College Ave.
Bluefield, WV
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Jazzercise

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Curves
(800) 615-7352
970 Leatherwood Ln
Bluefield, VA

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Curves Bluefield
970 Leatherwood Lane
Bluefield, VA
 
Princeton Community Hospital
(304) 487-7876
Princeton, WV
 
Curves Princeton WV
1295 Stafford Dr.
Princeton, WV
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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 Narrows Giles County Wellness Center
(304) 922-0812
140 Clendennin Rd.
Narrows, VA
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Jazzercise

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Curves Bluefield WV
970 Leatherwood Lane
Bluefield, VA
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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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Princeton Health & Fitness Center
(304) 487-7876
321 12th Street Ext
Princeton, WV
 
The Training Edge
(304) 431-2480
313 Courthouse Rd
Princeton, 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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