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Pilates Equestrian Training Salem NH

Local resource for Pilates equestrian training in Salem, NH. 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.

Hudson Snap Fitness
(603) 525-0033
290 Derry Road
Hudson, NH
Programs & Services
Circuit Training, Elliptical Trainers, Free Weights, Personal Training, Pilates, Stair Climber, Stationary Bikes, Towel Service, Treadmill, Weight Machines

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Superskills Hockey
(603) 870-9899
14 Teague Dr
Salem, NH
 
National Karate Institute
(603) 898-8448
401 N Main St
Salem, NH
 
Nazarian Carlene Dance Center
(603) 898-9220
26 Keewaydin Dr
Salem, NH
 
Jenny Craig Weight Loss Centre
(603) 890-5519
215 S Broadway
Salem, NH
 
Contours Express For Women
(603) 870-9555
155 N Broadway
Salem, NH
 
Salem Athletic Club
(603) 893-8612
16 Manor Pkwy
Salem, NH
 
Master Kangs
(603) 894-5425
6 S Broadway
Salem, NH
 
Salem Athletic Club
(603) 893-8612
16 Manor Parkway
Salem, NH
 
Fitness Together Salem NH
(603) 890-5400
240 North Broadway
Salem, NH
Programs & Services
Elliptical Trainers, Free Weights, Personal Training, Treadmill, Weight Machines

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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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