Pilates Equestrian Training Richmond VA

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

Bon Air Snap Fitness
804-272-SNAP (7627)
3008 Stony Point Rd.
Richmond, VA
Programs & Services
Circuit Training, Elliptical Trainers, Free Weights, Personal Training, Pilates, Stair Climber, Stationary Bikes, Towel Service, Treadmill, Weight Machines

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Colonial Heights Snap Fitness
(804) 526-0060
3107 Boulevard
Colonial Heights, VA
Programs & Services
Circuit Training, Elliptical Trainers, Free Weights, Personal Training, Pilates, Stair Climber, Stationary Bikes, Towel Service, Treadmill, Weight Machines

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Elkin Sports Performance
(804) 321-3777
1365 Overbrook Road
Richmond, VA
 
Actualize
(804) 359-5581
3000 W Cary St
Richmond, VA
 
Belmont Recreation Center
(804) 501-5993
Maintenance
Richmond, VA
 
Quinton Snap Fitness
(804) 932-8877
3215 Rock Creek Villa Drive Suite B, Corner of Rt 60 and Longview Drive
Quinton, VA
Programs & Services
Circuit Training, Elliptical Trainers, Free Weights, Personal Training, Pilates, Stair Climber, Stationary Bikes, Towel Service, Treadmill, Weight Machines

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Montpelier Snap Fitness
(804) 883-0190
16609 Mountain Rd.
Montpelier, VA
Programs & Services
Circuit Training, Elliptical Trainers, Free Weights, Personal Training, Pilates, Stair Climber, Stationary Bikes, Towel Service, Treadmill, Weight Machines

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Citywide Boxing Club
(804) 358-0251
1401 Overbrook Rd
Richmond, VA
 
Curves
(800) 615-7352
7101 Forest Hill Ave Ste. D
Richmond, VA

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Bon Secours St Marys Hospital
(804) 287-7070
Radiology Scheduling
Richmond, VA
 
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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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