Pilates Equestrian Training Shreveport LA

Local resource for Pilates equestrian training in Shreveport, LA. 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.

Shreveport Snap Fitness
(318) 213-2266
1549 East 70th St.
Shreveport, LA
Programs & Services
Circuit Training, Elliptical Trainers, Free Weights, Personal Training, Pilates, Stair Climber, Stationary Bikes, Towel Service, Treadmill, Weight Machines

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Christian Life Center
(318) 635-9726
6300 Hearne Ave
Shreveport, LA
 
Shreveport Gun Club
(318) 686-9810
4435 Meriwether Rd
Shreveport, LA
 
Anytime Fitness Shreveport-Broadmoore, LA
(318) 670-8500
739 Shreveport Barksdale Hwy
Shreveport, LA
Programs & Services
24-hr Operations, Cardio Equipment, Circuit Training, Elliptical Trainers, Free Weights, Parking, Personal Training, Spinning, Stair Climber, Stationary Bikes, Treadmill, Weight Machines

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Pinnacle Fitness
(318) 861-3535
990 Quail Creek Rd
Shreveport, LA
 
Plex Fitness Center
(318) 687-2582
2015 Meriwether Road
Shreveport, LA
 
Plex
(318) 687-2582
2015 Meriwether Rd
Shreveport, LA
 
Broadmoor Fitness
(318) 670-8500
739 Shreveport Barksdale Highway
Shreveport, LA
 
Jazzercise Shreveport St. Lukes United Methodist Church
(318) 771-1461
6012 Youree Dr.
Shreveport, LA
Programs & Services
Jazzercise

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Anytime Fitness
(318) 670-8500
739 Shreveport Barksdale Hwy
Shreveport, LA
 
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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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