Fitness

Hear Me Out: Resistance Bands Are the New Rider Fitness Go-To

Resistance bands have found their way into my daily gym routine. They’re insanely useful (and…

Equestrian Fitness: How Sore Should I Be After Working Out?

By Kathlyn Hossack, Athletic Therapist/Kinesiologist at Integrative Movement Challenging yourself during a workout is a great…

Equestrian Fitness: Optimize Your Workouts from Pre to Post-Season

By Kathlyn Hossack For most athletes, there is a set off-season, pre-season, and in-season schedule.…

Equestrian Fitness: Proper Posture, Better Ride

By Shawn Staerker, Corrective Exercise Specialist, personal trainer, and creator of the Sit2Bit™ Equestrian Athlete Conditioning Program…

Why Fit Riders Have Position Problems—and How to Fix

Endless movements in the barn require a solid understanding of how to move our bodies…

Fitness: New Year, New Legs

Who doesn’t want stronger legs? Fitness resolutions are among the most common goals set at…

Riding Isn’t Enough: Alexa Ehlers On Why Crossfit Makes Her Stronger

Alexa Ehlers is a 23-year-old eventer living in Lexington, Kentucky. She is currently running and…

Is Your Lack of Fitness Hurting Your Horse?

This article first appeared in the May 2017 issue of Heels Down Magazine. For more…

Matt Brown Finds Fitness In Martial Arts

Equestrian athletes, horse and rider alike, benefit from varied exercise. From hill work and gymnastics…

Surfing and Orange Theory Are Molly Mattson’s Fitness Secrets

Originally from Texas, Molly Mattson has been riding hunter/jumper for over 30 years. She moved…