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Pilates is for everyone. It doesn’t matter what age you are, or your current level of fitness, doing Pilates on a regular basis will help improve your general fitness, suppleness, core strength and balance. So whether you’re over 60 with creaky joints, overweight and over 40, or young and fit – join the club, age is no barrier!
We specialise in Pilates for Horse Riders and Pilates for the Over 50s, but whatever your age and passion you’ll find a wide range of multi session courses and single session classes available on the site.
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Pilates for Horse Riders
Unlock your Horse Riding Potential!
It is well documented that the way a horse rider positions their body (alignment) and how stable and supple they are influences the way their horse is able to move (rider biomechanics). The more strong and stable, yet supple the rider is, the better able they are to positively influence their horse.
Alignment – is stacking your body and limbs correctly, with each block directly above the one below and not offset to one side. This way you can get that perfect ears, shoulder, hip and heel line-up and find neutral pelvis and spine, without tension.
Stability – is made up of core strength, balance and alignment. When you are stable in the saddle you become a more confident rider. It becomes easier to give clear and concise aids and your horse is able to move more freely.
Suppleness – comes from having a strong core and a flexible spine. This enables your muscles and ligaments to move your limbs as required, rather than having to support your body against gravity. Improved suppleness will also allow you to ride without aches, pains and stiffness, so you and your horse can enjoy your riding more.
Fran Griffith – Pilates for Horse Riders offers you rider training that is both affordable and accessible.
Riding and owning horses is not only expensive, it is time consuming too. Exercising (or schooling) your own body is very often the last thought on your mind, but if you want to radically improve your own riding and allow your horse to move better, it shouldn’t be.
With Fran Griffith – Pilates for Horse Riders you can chose Rider specific live Zoom classes, or opt for the pre-recorded On Demand classes that you can watch at any time, in any place, or on any device.
Whilst you can chose to follow the specific Pilates for Riders courses, all of the courses and classes on this website will improve your alignment, stability and suppleness and enable you to become the rider of your horse’s dreams.
Pilates for the Over 50s
Increase your Flexibility
Are you are looking for a way to stay in shape, improve your core strength and posture while gaining flexibility? A way to exercise without compromising your joints or ligaments. Pilates at Home for the Over 50’s offers you exactly that.
As our bodies age we tend to exercise less, and the less exercise we do, the stiffer we become, and the harder it is to start again. But the older we get, the more important exercise becomes for our well being.
Problems associated with poor posture, being overweight and poor muscle tone tend to worsen with age. Knock-on effects include aches and pains, osteoporosis, poor circulation, insomnia, and lack of energy. All of these make it increasingly difficult to start an exercise regime.
The good news is that Pilates at Home for the Over 50s offers a safe form of exercise for all ages and is particularly suitable for those who haven’t exercised in a while. Pilates is perfect for those who want to exercise in the comfort of their home, either with a live Zoom class, or at a time to suit you with our On Demand pre-recorded classes.
What is Pilates?
Pilates is a fitness program that was created by Joseph Pilates. It is a great way for older adults to build and maintain their health and fitness as Pilates helps improve posture, balance, stability and flexibility, by concentrating on core strength. The exercises are safe as great emphasis is placed on body awareness and alignment so the movements can be executed without being too taxing on the joints or muscles.
The exercises can also reduce the symptoms of later-in-life ailments, such as arthritis and osteoporosis, and can relieve back and joint pain too.
Done regularly Pilate improves the body’s core strength, flexibility, balance, and posture.
How can I find out more?