Jane’s family has a family reunion BBQ every summer where the burgers, coleslaw, and beer flow freely. There are fun games of horseshoes, volleyball, and potato sack races where the winners have bragging rights for the year. Last year the family added a push-up challenge that everyone had to enter. Jane rides 5 days a week, takes a yoga class twice a week, and a spin class once a week, so she is confident she has the strength to master the push-up challenge. The rules are
You’ve tucked Buster to bed with a belly full of hay and as you are about to head home your friend asks you to join her at the gym for a workout. You look at her as if she has sprouted 3 heads…”Uh, no, nope, nada, not going to happen!” Your friend pleads with you to give a workout a try. “You know fitness is important to us riders” she states matter of factly. She goes on to rattle off some of the benefits of exercise: Mood booster, stress-reliever Decreases your risk of
How many times a week do you think to yourself or say out loud “I’m stressed?” Whether it is job stress, school stress, family stress, financial stress, or body image stress it seems to be a common phrase that we have all used. However, have you ever wondered what it means to be stressed or what exactly stress is? Let’s walk through what stress is, the types of stressors that may be affecting you, and what stress interventions can help you wipe that phrase out of your life!
Do you walk into your home gym or commercial gym and do the same workout day after day because you are not sure how to change up your routine? This is a common theme that I hear from many of my clients when they first start working with me. They are familiar with a variety of exercises but don’t know how to vary their routine in the gym. This can lead to boredom and a lack of desire to workout. I’m going to show you some simple ways you can add a little spark into your wo
THE EQUESTRIAN ATHLETE - PART 5 Lesson 5: Basic Fitness Program Design As you have progressed through this equestrian series, you have started to change your mindset that you are an athlete. It is now time to look at how to design a basic fitness program that will allow you to train for optimal performance. Like most sports we look at equestrian sports as having seasons. We can break down our yearly calendar into phases based on these seasons: off-season, pre-season, in-se