Pilates Equestrian Training Rapid City SD

Local resource for Pilates equestrian training in Rapid City, SD. 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.

Rapid City Snap Fitness
(605) 716-7627
5622 Sheridan Lake Road
Rapid City, SD
Programs & Services
Circuit Training, Elliptical Trainers, Free Weights, Personal Training, Pilates, Stair Climber, Stationary Bikes, Towel Service, Treadmill, Weight Machines

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Snap Fitness
(605) 716-7627
5622 Sheridan Lake Road
Rapid City, SD
 
Dynamic Martial Arts
(605) 348-1694
2420 Cruz Dr
Rapid City, SD
 
Personal Weight Training by Carol White
(605) 399-3245
2330 Janet St
Rapid City, SD
 
Steven Howard Certified Strength and Fitne
(605) 348-4039
2107 Arrow St
Rapid City, SD
 
Rapid City Snap Fitness
(605) 791-5313
1565 Haines Ave., Suite B
Rapid City, SD
Programs & Services
Circuit Training, Elliptical Trainers, Free Weights, Personal Training, Pilates, Stair Climber, Stationary Bikes, Towel Service, Treadmill, Weight Machines

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Athletic Club
(605) 343-0744
7800 Albertta Dr
Rapid City, SD
 
Anytime Fitness
(605) 791-3242
1624 E St Patrick St
Rapid City, SD
 
Forest Recreation
(605) 343-3313
23055 Custer Gulch Rd
Rapid City, SD
 
Black Hills Cross Fit
(605) 786-4317
1420 Deadwood Ave N # B
Rapid City, SD
 
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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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