Pilates Equestrian Training Santa Fe NM

Local resource for Pilates equestrian training in Santa Fe, NM. 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.

Pilates Persuasion
(505) 204-0592
1404 2nd St # B
Santa Fe, NM
 
Core Dynamics-Pilates
(505) 988-5076
1807 2nd St # 15
Santa Fe, NM
 
Gyrotonic Santa Fe
(505) 820-9291
127 Valley Dr.
Santa Fe, NM
 
Casa Solona Pool
(505) 983-9001
1125 N Plata Cir
Santa Fe, NM
 
Tang Soo DO of Santa Fe
(505) 982-9712
490 Bishops Lodge Rd
Santa Fe, NM
 
One Heart Pilates Studio
(505) 986-1479
1419 Miracerros Loop S
Santa Fe, NM
 
Core Dynamics Pilates
(505) 983-4646
431 Camino de las Animas
Santa Fe, NM
 
Carl & Sandra's Physical Conditioning Center
(505) 982-6760
153 Paseo De Peralta # A
Santa Fe, NM
 
Santa Fe Spa
(505) 984-8727
786 N Saint Francis Dr
Santa Fe, NM
 
Buddha Fitness Club
(505) 983-7909
703 Camino De La Familia
Santa Fe, NM
 

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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