Boost Your Brainpower-Take a Run!

Boost Your Brainpower-Take a Run!
When we think about fitness, we naturally focus on the physical benefits. Decreased fat, increased muscle, improved sports performance, and even improved blood pressure are only a few benefits commonly recognized as the results of a regular fitness program. Are there, however, benefits to physical fitness that go beyond the physical? Could we in fact be exercising, strengthening and improving... Read More

Rumble Roll to a Better Ride

Rumble Roll to a Better Ride
I was first introduced to foam rolling through Beachbody’s program, P90X2. At first it was a love-hate relationship with far less emphasis on the love. I was a P90X graduate, had continued to practice weekly Yoga, and was about to be humbled by entering the world of SMFR (Self-Myofascial Release or Self-Massage). ¬†Little did I realize how valuable this little... 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

will red red wine ruin your real fitness?

will red red wine ruin your real fitness?
What blog would be complete without the obligatory entry about alcohol consumption and the end of year celebrations? Though I doubt you asked, you will still receive. Here is the thing: I am not going to lecture you about drinking. I will however remind you about the AAA Safe Ride Program in case you do find yourself in a little... 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