Pilates Equestrian Training Richmond KY

Local resource for Pilates equestrian training in Richmond, KY. 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.

Lexington Snap Fitness
(859) 271-8210
4384 Clearwater Way
Lexington, KY
Programs & Services
Circuit Training, Elliptical Trainers, Free Weights, Personal Training, Pilates, Stair Climber, Stationary Bikes, Towel Service, Treadmill, Weight Machines

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Richmond Athletic Club LLC
(859) 623-2203
528 Eastern Byp
Richmond, KY
 
Curves For Women
(859) 624-0091
974 Commercial Dr
Richmond, KY
 
Jazzercise Richmond Bluegrass Dance Center
(859) 661-0716
2187 Lexington Rd.
Richmond, KY
Programs & Services
Jazzercise

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Curves Richmond KY
974 Commercial Drive
Richmond, KY
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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Pilates Place
(859) 266-3810
2573 Richmond Rd # 350
Lexington, KY
 
Contours Express
(859) 625-1403
2150 Lexington Rd # D
Richmond, KY
 
Get Fit
(859) 623-2229
108 Bayview Dr
Richmond, KY
 
Jazzercise Richmond Fitness Center
(859) 494-1310
950 Red House Rd.
Richmond, KY
Programs & Services
Jazzercise

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Curves Richmond
974 Commercial Drive
Richmond, KY
 
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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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