Pilates Equestrian Training Scarborough ME

Local resource for Pilates equestrian training in Scarborough, ME. 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.

Old Orchard Snap Fitness
(207) 934-6136
2 Cascade Rd.
Old Orchard Beach, ME
Programs & Services
Circuit Training, Elliptical Trainers, Free Weights, Personal Training, Pilates, Stair Climber, Stationary Bikes, Towel Service, Treadmill, Weight Machines

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Falmouth Snap Fitness
(207) 899-4473
65 Gray Rd.
Falmouth, ME
Programs & Services
Circuit Training, Elliptical Trainers, Free Weights, Personal Training, Pilates, Stair Climber, Stationary Bikes, Towel Service, Treadmill, Weight Machines

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Scarborough Sport and Fitness
(207) 885-5152
153 US Route 1
Scarborough, ME
 
Right Fit Ness Studio
(207) 883-1779
70 US Route 1
Scarborough, ME
 
B Fit and Co
(207) 885-5752
PO Box 536
Scarborough, ME
 
South Portland Snap Fitness
(207) 799-0864
747 Broadway
South Portland, ME
Programs & Services
Circuit Training, Elliptical Trainers, Free Weights, Personal Training, Pilates, Stair Climber, Stationary Bikes, Towel Service, Treadmill, Weight Machines

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Go Figure Tone and Tan
(207) 883-7962
628 US Route 1 # 1
Scarborough, ME
 
Lifestyle Fitness Center
(207) 883-4537
29 Pleasant Hill Rd
Scarborough, ME
 
Viking Health and Fitness Center
(207) 885-5535
605 US Route 1
Scarborough, ME
 
Contours Express
(207) 883-9853
25 Plaza Dr
Scarborough, ME
 
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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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