Pilates Equestrian Training Spotsylvania VA

Local resource for Pilates equestrian training in Spotsylvania, VA. 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.

Fredericksburg Snap Fitness
(540) 785-6773
5749 Plank Road
Fredericksburg, VA
Programs & Services
Circuit Training, Elliptical Trainers, Free Weights, Personal Training, Pilates, Stair Climber, Stationary Bikes, Towel Service, Treadmill, Weight Machines

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American Family Fitness - Fredericksburg
(540) 898-6111
10020 Southpoint Parkway
Fredericksburg, VA
 
Snap Fitness
(540) 785-6773
5749 Plank Rd
Fredericksburg, VA
 
Curves Fredericksburg VA
3579 Plank Rd.
Fredericksburg, VA
Programs & Services
Aerobics, Body Sculpting, Cardio Equipment, Cardio Equipment, Circuit Training, Group Exercise Studio, Gym Classes, Gym Equipment, Gym Sports, Silver Sneakers, Zumba

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Curves Spotsylvania VA
7004 Salem Fields Blvd.
Fredericksburg, VA
Programs & Services
Aerobics, Body Sculpting, Cardio Equipment, Cardio Equipment, Circuit Training, Group Exercise Studio, Gym Classes, Gym Equipment, Gym Sports, Silver Sneakers, Zumba

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Olympus Gym and Tanning Center
(703) 494-2255
10510 Edinburgh Dr
Spotsylvania, VA
 
Cross Fit Forward
(540) 226-9560
6330 5 Mile Centre Park # 402
Fredericksburg, VA
 
Curves Fredericksburg
3940 Plank Road
Fredericksburg, VA
 
Snap Fitness Fredericksburg
(540) 785-6773
5749 Plank Road
Fredericksburg, VA
 
Anytime Fitness
(540) 548-0724
4276 Plank Road
Fredericksburg, VA
 
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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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