Pilates Equestrian Training Rockford IL

Local resource for Pilates equestrian training in Rockford, IL. 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.

Rockford Snap Fitness
(815) 227-1110
811 S. Perryville Rd., Suite 101
Rockford, IL
Programs & Services
Circuit Training, Elliptical Trainers, Free Weights, Personal Training, Pilates, Stair Climber, Stationary Bikes, Towel Service, Treadmill, Weight Machines

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Metro Christian Center
(815) 968-1220
607 Walnut St
Rockford, IL
 
Jenny Craig Weight Loss Centres
(815) 229-8855
5301 E State St
Rockford, IL
 
Curves Rockford
2430 S. Alpine Rd.
Rockford, IL
 
Hickory Knolls Golf Center
(815) 332-5460
291 Business Route 20
Rockford, IL
 
Byron Snap Fitness
(815) 234-2700
211 N. Walnut Street
Byron, IL
Programs & Services
Circuit Training, Elliptical Trainers, Free Weights, Personal Training, Pilates, Stair Climber, Stationary Bikes, Towel Service, Treadmill, Weight Machines

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L A Weight Loss Centers
(815) 229-7340
4170 Newburg Rd
Rockford, IL
 
Curves Rockford IL - Southeast
2430 S. Alpine Rd.
Rockford, IL
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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Gateway Intouch Services of Lssi
(815) 967-0413
615 S 5th St
Rockford, IL
 
Blackhawk Athletic Club
(815) 226-0951
2023 Broadway
Rockford, IL
 
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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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