The Myth of the Fat-Burning Zone

The Myth of the Fat-Burning Zone
I have a funny feeling that the title of this blog just threw every “feel the burn” fitness child of the 80’s into a small episode of shirt off the shoulder Flashdance mania.  But the statement needs to be said, the topic discussed, and hopefully clarified. Have you ever heard the phrase, “If you want to lose weight and burn... Read More

The Athletic Rider Needs Yoga

The Athletic Rider Needs Yoga
I am a cardio junkie by nature. I really live for the day when research tells us that all we need for a total real fitness foundation is an hour of cardio a day. Circuit training with weights is a close second since I discovered the Focus T25 Gamma phases (my new soul-mate workout program, in case anyone was interested).... Read More

Put Saddlebags Back Where They Belong

Put Saddlebags Back Where They Belong
Every once in awhile a program comes along that stops you in your tracks and makes you take notice. Focus T25 is the program that did that to me. I was fascinated when Beachbody announced the information about T25. A program that promised to get it done in 25 minutes a day. Goodness only knows during mowing and riding season,... Read More

an athletic rider’s favorite things

an athletic rider’s favorite things
Every once in awhile a product comes along that makes you ask, “How did I ever get by without you?” In the spirit of the season, here are a few of my favorite things! Newer Spreader: Several years ago my horses started spending more time off pasture than on pasture. The extra time off pasture means extra piles of manure... Read More

real fitness with raynaud’s phenomenon

real fitness with raynaud’s phenomenon
 What is it like to love real fitness, require being outside yet suffer from what is considered a bit of a medical mystery by most professionals?   Raynaud’s Phenomenon, Raynaud’s Syndrome, Raynaud’s Disease    To be very honest, I have never been a fan of winter or cold weather. I define “cold” as anything under 60˚ which means even in... Read More