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Side Clam

This short workout concentrates on the wonderful Side Clam, or Clamshell exercise and not only shows the basic version, but a number of variations to “up” the challenge and keep things interesting Named for the way your legs and hips resemble a clamshell when performing the movement, this exercise not only strengthens your buttocks, hips …

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Stretches

Pilates is known for helping people develop both strength and flexibility. The following set of Pilates stretches includes exercises that increase the flexibility of the back, shoulders, neck, front- of body, side of body, hamstrings, and hips The strength part of the stretch and strength equation is very important—it’s what helps maintain physical integrity and …

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How to Unlock Tight Hips

So many riders complain of tight hips. Modern lifestyle and age are the prime causes. This video features four simple stretches that when done regularly can help unlock your hips.

Alignment

As horse riders we know that a huge emphasis is placed on our body’s alignment. From the moment we have our first riding lesson we will have been told to sit up tall, pull our shoulders back and balance on our seat bones. But what is alignment and why is it so important for our …

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