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Pilates Equestrian Training Salem OR

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

Salem Snap Fitness
(503) 991-5053
4555 Liberty Rd., Suite #390
Salem, OR
Programs & Services
Circuit Training, Elliptical Trainers, Free Weights, Personal Training, Pilates, Stair Climber, Stationary Bikes, Towel Service, Treadmill, Weight Machines

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YMCA of Marion and Polk Counties
(503) 581-9622
685 Court St NE
Salem, OR
 
Four Corners Rod and Gun Club
(503) 581-5214
7695 Babcock St SE
Salem, OR
 
Dynamic Life
(503) 589-9662
299 Cottage St NE
Salem, OR
 
Action Nutrition
(503) 581-2739
687 Church St NE
Salem, OR
 
Salem West Snap Fitness
(503) 991-5902
1124 Wallace Rd. North West Suite 140
Salem, OR
Programs & Services
Circuit Training, Elliptical Trainers, Free Weights, Personal Training, Pilates, Stair Climber, Stationary Bikes, Towel Service, Treadmill, Weight Machines

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Jazzercise Salem Center
(503) 851-7491
725 Shipping St. NE.
Salem, OR
Programs & Services
Jazzercise

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Downtown Fitness Center
(503) 391-7383
420 Mill Street Southeast
Salem, OR
 
24 Hour Fitness
(503) 399-4758
451 Lancaster Dr NE
Salem, OR
 
Courthouse Athletic Club
(503) 588-2582
Tennis Ctr
Salem, OR
 
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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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