Pilates Equestrian Training Traverse City MI

Local resource for Pilates equestrian training in Traverse City, MI. 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.

Pilates Studio Center For Body
(231) 932-9010
121 S Garfield Ave
Traverse City, MI
 
Go Figure Fitness & Tanning
(231) 946-0810
2915 Garfield Rd N
Traverse City, MI
 
Sweat Shop Gym and Aerobics
(231) 941-0414
1145 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI
 
Grand Traverse Athletic Club
(231) 946-0220
1713 Park Drive
Traverse City, MI
 
Just For Kicks Sports
(231) 933-7022
160 Hughes Dr
Traverse City, MI
 
Curves East Bay/Acme MI
1110 Hammond Road East, Suite 1
Traverse City, MI
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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Grand Traverse Athletic Club Inc
(231) 946-0220
1713 Park Dr
Traverse City, MI
 
Grand Traverse Cycle & Fitness
(231) 929-1375
3007 Garfield Road North
Traverse City, MI
 
A T A Blackbelt Academy
(231) 933-4744
1127 Centre St
Traverse City, MI
 
Go Figure Fitness and Tanning For Women
(231) 946-0810
2915 Garfield Rd N
Traverse City, MI
 
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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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