Pilates Equestrian Training Wheeling WV

Local resource for Pilates equestrian training in Wheeling, WV. 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.

Jazzercise Wheeling Fitness Center
(304) 233-5767
176 East Cove Avenue Elm Terrace Plaza
Wheeling, WV
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Wheeling Hospital
(304) 243-5068
1 Medical Park
Wheeling, WV
 
Smittys Wholesale Carpet Warehouse
(304) 214-4199
1201 Main St Bsmt
Wheeling, WV
 
Y M C A of Wheeling
(304) 277-2438
1610 Warwood Ave
Wheeling, WV
 
Centre Town Fitness
(304) 234-6540
20th & Chapline St
Wheeling, WV
 
Young Mens Christian Assn of Wheeling
(304) 233-3560
36 20th St
Wheeling, WV
 
St Michael's School
(304) 242-9088
1221 National Rd
Wheeling, WV
 
Curves For Women
(304) 242-7010
1153 National Rd
Wheeling, WV
 
Home Helpers Corp
(304) 242-1677
98 E Cove Ave
Wheeling, WV
 
Howard Long Wellness Center
(304) 242-9355
800 Medical Park
Wheeling, WV
 
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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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