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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 limbs (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 they are able to positively influence their horse.
Alignment – is being able to stack your body and limbs correctly. So 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 aids and allows your horse to move more freely.
Suppleness – comes from a strong core and flexible spine, so that your muscles and ligaments can move your limbs as required, rather than support your body against gravity. Improved suppleness will also allow you to ride without aches, pains and stiffness, so you can enjoy your riding more.
Fran Griffith – Pilates for Horse Riders offers you rider training that is 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 to take part in a Rider specific live Zoom class, or view the On Demand classes for Horse Riders at any time, in any place, or on any device.
Whilst you can chose to follow just 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 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 worsen with age, and knock-on effects such as aches and pains, osteoporosis, poor circulation, insomnia, and lack of energy, can become even more problematic.
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, who want to exercise in the comfort of their home in a live Zoom class, or at times to suit you with our On Demand pre-recorded classes.
What is Pilates?
Pilates is a fitness program created by Joseph Pilates. It is a great way for older adults to build and maintain their strength as Pilates improves posture, balance, stability and flexibility, all 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?