Pilates Equestrian Training Tacoma WA

Local resource for Pilates equestrian training in Tacoma, WA. 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.

Tacoma Bally Total Fitness
1680 S Mildred St
Tacoma, WA
Programs & Services
Basketball, Cardio Equipment, Child Center, Group Exercise Studio, Indoor Track, Parking, Personal Training, Pilates, Pool, Raquetball, Reaction Cycling, Sauna, Steam Room, Tennis, Whirl Pool, Yoga

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Core Dynamics Pilates
(253) 302-9482
449 Alameda Ave
Fircrest, WA
Tacoma Athletic Club
(253) 475-1041
2228 S 78th St
Tacoma, WA
Tacoma Womens Fitness and Day Spa
(253) 472-6022
4704 South Oakes Street
Tacoma, WA
Fitness Showcase
(253) 671-1700
2602 S 38th St
Tacoma, WA
Federal Way Bally Total Fitness
32818 1st Ave S
Federal Way, WA
Programs & Services
Basketball, Cardio Equipment, Child Center, Group Exercise Studio, Parking, Personal Training, Pilates, Pool, Raquetball, Sauna, Steam Room, Tennis, Whirl Pool

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Shape Fitness Center & Spa
(253) 472-6022
4704 S Oakes St
Tacoma, WA
Its All About You Therapeutic
(253) 223-3103
6202 S Wapato St
Tacoma, WA
Pure Fitness
(253) 682-8600
7601 S Hosmer St
Tacoma, WA
Curves For Women
(253) 460-0250
4916 Center St # J
Tacoma, WA
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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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