I am a qualified Pilates and Equine Coach, holding both the BHS Level 3 Coach in Complete Horsemanship and Level 3 Matwork Pilates qualifications. I offer equestrian specific Pilates classes and equestrian workshops.
What is Pilates?
Pilates is a form of low impact exercise, which targets the deep postural muscles, building strength from the inside out and helping to regain good posture naturally.
The Pilates method develops strength, balance, flexibility, posture, control and good breathing technique, all vitally important for great horse riders. The exercises are designed to improve your position and how you move in your everyday life.
Pilates emphasises the connection between physical and mental health and seeks to connect the mind and body to relieve unwanted stress and tension.
“I had my regular pilates lesson with Dawn tonight and it was brilliant as usual. We really work on core strength and balance. Since joining Dawn’s classes I’ve noticed a huge improvement in my shoulder and lower back pain and I have a much stronger core. This in turn has made such a positive difference to my horse riding.”