Pilates Equestrian Training Topeka KS

Local resource for Pilates equestrian training in Topeka, KS. 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.

Health and Wealth Education Center
(785) 354-4255
2420 SW 17th St
Topeka, KS
 
Ladies Workout Express
(785) 228-3809
4003 SW Gage Center Dr
Topeka, KS
 
Summit
(785) 234-4140
1217 S Kansas Ave
Topeka, KS
 
Levy Kathleen Hunter Lmsw
(785) 273-3496
4125 SW Gage Center Dr
Topeka, KS
 
Dynamic Health
(785) 267-3323
2907 SW Topeka Blvd
Topeka, KS
 
Levy Ed MD
(785) 273-3496
4125 SW Gage Center Dr Ste 100
Topeka, KS
 
Sun Yi's Academy
(785) 266-8662
410 SW 33rd St
Topeka, KS
 
Heartland Rehabilitation and Wellness Center
(785) 272-1355
4123 SW Gage Center Dr Ste 130
Topeka, KS
 
Gage Park Mini Train
(785) 273-6108
Gage Park
Topeka, KS
 
Curves Topeka KS - Central
1401 SW Gage Blvd., Ste. B
Topeka, KS
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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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