We’re giving away two $500 Fitness and Health Makeovers in the next two weeks!
What do you do to stay fit when you’re not riding? Do you have great exercise or nutrition tips? What are your fitness goals?
Post your fitness tips, goals, challenges and ideas below and you’ll automatically be entered in our draw to win a fabulous fitness package!
A $250 shopping spree at the new Omega Alpha Store, where you’ll be able to choose from the incredible world-class supplements for yourself, your horses and even your pets! Click here to check out the new store. Good luck to the winners - it will be hard to choose from so many great products!
A $125 personalized exercise plan created for you by Claire Moscone-Biafore, Osteopath and Certified Athletic Therapist. Claire works with members of Canada’s Olympic gold medal women’s hockey team and we are thrilled that she is offering her time to help our two winners.
A $125 personalized nutrition plan created for you by Patti Bartsch, M.A., Ph.D. Patti is the founder and owner of Naturally Unbridled, a holistic life and wellness coaching company specializing in equestrian women.
Patti holds a Ph.D. in Natural Health & Wellness, a master’s degree in Biology and two undergraduate degrees in Animal Science. She also holds a certificate in Plant-Based Nutrition from Cornell University. A million thanks to Patti for providing your insights for our winners!
We’ll be doing our first draw on June 23, and the second on June 30.
We’ll be drawing from all the posts, so if you have lots of tips or fitness ideas to share, post as many times as you like. All of your posts will be included in our draws!
Good luck to all!!
*A quick thanks to Elizabeth Levitt, who intended to participate, but is unable to do so.
During the winter months when I do not ride, I take a pilates class , a weight and exersice class, and a zumba class with our local parks and rec department on three different days. My job requires me to walk for my entire shift which is in excess of 10,000 steps. I take a multi vitamen with a handful of other recommended suppliments with a probiotic drink twice a day. Instead of a lunch on work days I'll eat a 1/4 cup of grainola with blueberries or raspberries with yogart. My BMI is 23 . I ride 2 to 4 times a week and I'm 63 years old ( but that's only a number as my mind thinks I'm still in my forty's)
I have health issues which can make it uncomfortable to ride for too long at one time. I will ride my exercises in the morning for about 20 minutes with breaks for both me and my horse worked in ie ride for 5 minutes at a time for a total of 20 minutes of actual work. I will then go back out in the evening and trail ride or just putts around with lots of long walk strides. Both of us like this routine. We work our muscles in the morning then stretch them out in the evening. When I can't ride I like to swim which takes the weight off of my joints.
O.k well this is coming from a rider who has been out of the saddle and out of shape for too long . Losing a good 20 pounds would be wonderful.
All of your postings are great and give me ideas.
At this moment I am trying to eat three meals a day, and not do my usual of not eating Breakfast and lunch ,and finally eat at 8pm.
drinking lots of water
my exercise is walking every morning with the dogs soon I will add a more cardio walk
I clean houses sooo even there I am getting used to running up and down people stairs , I will have to find a way to step that up. Just because my body has gotten use to that workout.
I just added chia seeds and greens to help with energy.getting rid of the bad stuff.
My problem is a go all guns blazing to lose weight and get in shape and than when I even out and no more weight lost , I tend to stop.
It would be wonderful to win this package but if some of you could be a cheering team to push when I feel ughhhh that would be wonderful.
I feel everyone needs a team with them to help in all the areas.
Posting here outside of the contest, but I did want to take this opportunity to share what has worked for me. Almost eight years ago, I was dragged to a karate class by my husband. We have both been training in karate and mixed martial arts ever since! It has made a huge difference to my strength, timing and balance and confidence.
If anyone here is even toying with the idea of trying it, I highly recommend that you give it a go! It has improved my riding and made me a different person - and I started in my 40s!