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Even the very best practice the basics every day — and Pippa Funnell is no exception! No matter what discipline you ride, these exercises will help you with your strength and balance: Pippa Funnell, Never Stop Learning, Best Practice, Exception, Discipline, Tuesday, Rider, Drill, Exercises
Tuesday Video: Strength and Balance Drill for All Disciplines From Pippa Funnell
Even the very best practice the basics every day — and Pippa Funnell is no exception! No matter what discipline you ride, these exercises will help you with your strength and balance:
"... think about what you are fueling your body with. Try to find the healthier, real food, items on the outside of grocery store, not in the center isles.” It's a great time to put emphasis on your body and maintaining a healthy lifestyle so that your riding strengthens and improves. Here are some tips from Laura Crump Anderson of Hidden Heights Fitness about what you can do to eat healthily. Spinach Soup, Broccoli Soup, Lima Bean Recipes, Diabetic Living Magazine, Real Food Recipes, Vegan Recipes, Crispy Shallots, Vegan Vegetarian, Vegan Food
You Are What You Eat (and You Cannot Out-Exercise a Bad Diet)
"... think about what you are fueling your body with. Try to find the healthier, real food, items on the outside of grocery store, not in the center isles.” It's a great time to put emphasis on your body and maintaining a healthy lifestyle so that your riding strengthens and improves. Here are some tips from Laura Crump Anderson of Hidden Heights Fitness about what you can do to eat healthily.
Tyler Held is on a mission to show the real life of riders — not just the highlights reel. She spoke with amateur competitor and fitness professional Laura Crump Anderson, who shares her truth about burnout, finding peace in horses and in movement, and much more. Crump, Feeling Trapped, Fitness Professional, Tough Day, Finding Peace, Burnout, How To Relieve Stress, Anderson
Between the Ears With Laura Crump Anderson
Tyler Held is on a mission to show the real life of riders — not just the highlights reel. She spoke with amateur competitor and fitness professional Laura Crump Anderson, who shares her truth about burnout, finding peace in horses and in movement, and much more.
If you’re struggling to get deeper in your corners, here is one simple exercise you can incorporate into your daily routine to help you achieve the small muscle movements that can level up your flatwork. Brought to you by Hidden Heights Fitness. Warm Up Routine, Daily Routine, Flatwork, Muscle Memory, American Colleges, Sports Medicine, Eventing, Pelvic Floor, Trot
One Simple Exercise to Help You Ride Better Corners
If you’re struggling to get deeper in your corners, here is one simple exercise you can incorporate into your daily routine to help you achieve the small muscle movements that can level up your flatwork. Brought to you by Hidden Heights Fitness.
Today is World Mental Health Day. Therefore, we are sharing some posts about how horses have helped our readers in their mental health journeys. This personal essay addresses how horses assisted one rider with her body image and eating disorder. Mental Health Day, Eating Disorder, Body Image, Healer, Womens Health, Equines, Intuition, Disorders
Horses as Healers of Women’s Health and Intuition
Today is World Mental Health Day. Therefore, we are sharing some posts about how horses have helped our readers in their mental health journeys. This personal essay addresses how horses assisted one rider with her body image and eating disorder.
“Regardless of the goal, the most important aspect of any exercise program is the result, and results come from consistency… A partner adds accountability, motivation, plus an extra set of eyes to ensure proper form and safety.” This week, Laura Crump Anderson of Hidden Heights Fitness discusses the importance of an accountability buddy. Plus, she offers a great exercise for strength building. https://www.horsenation.com/2023/09/26/two-is-better-than-one/ Efficient Workout, Up Music, Yoga Studio, High Intensity, Consistency, Workout Programs
Two is Better Than One
“Regardless of the goal, the most important aspect of any exercise program is the result, and results come from consistency… A partner adds accountability, motivation, plus an extra set of eyes to ensure proper form and safety.” This week, Laura Crump Anderson of Hidden Heights Fitness discusses the importance of an accountability buddy. Plus, she offers a great exercise for strength building. https://www.horsenation.com/2023/09/26/two-is-better-than-one/
Fitting in a workout in a busy schedule is already hard work — but somehow, that always gets more difficult as fall approaches. Laura Crump Anderson of Hidden Heights Fitness has some great tips to make it easier to start — and stick to — a healthy routine: Full Body Workout, Workout Plan, Accountability Partner, Healthy Routine, Busy Schedule, Hard Work
3 Ways to Squeeze Fitness into Your Busy Routine
Fitting in a workout in a busy schedule is already hard work — but somehow, that always gets more difficult as fall approaches. Laura Crump Anderson of Hidden Heights Fitness has some great tips to make it easier to start — and stick to — a healthy routine:
For event rider and personal trainer Laura Crump-Anderson of Hidden Heights Fitness, life is one big learning opportunity — and in her column this month, she’s sharing a treasure trove of knowledge from dressage rider JJ Tate, plus a yoga pose that’ll help you unlock tight hips (and sit the trot better than ever!): William Fox Pitt, Fun Workouts, At Home Workouts, New Trainers, Tight Hips, Show Jumping
The Importance of Continuing Education
For event rider and personal trainer Laura Crump-Anderson of Hidden Heights Fitness, life is one big learning opportunity — and in her column this month, she’s sharing a treasure trove of knowledge from dressage rider JJ Tate, plus a yoga pose that’ll help you unlock tight hips (and sit the trot better than ever!):
“…the best way for equestrians to train is by slowing things down. Way down. You are an athlete engaging in an incredibly dangerous activity every time you step into the barn or swing a leg over a horse. It should not be your exercise program that injures you and sidelines you from competition.” Laura Crump Anderson of Hidden Heights Fitness discusses the importance of going slow when it comes to rider fitness. Riding Stables, Muscle Fatigue, Way Down, Sideline, Strength Training, Dangerous
Strength Training for Riders: Why Go Slow?
“…the best way for equestrians to train is by slowing things down. Way down. You are an athlete engaging in an incredibly dangerous activity every time you step into the barn or swing a leg over a horse. It should not be your exercise program that injures you and sidelines you from competition.” Laura Crump Anderson of Hidden Heights Fitness discusses the importance of going slow when it comes to rider fitness.
"Exercise is essential for the athletes performing at the top level of this sport but it is just as important for those looking to become a better rider." This week, Laura Crump Anderson of Hidden Heights Fitness discusses the importance of cross training and some quick ways to improve your performance. Cross Training, Dressage Tests, Train Rides, How To Increase Energy, Personal Trainer
How 20 Minutes Per Week Can Improve Your Performance In the Saddle
"Exercise is essential for the athletes performing at the top level of this sport but it is just as important for those looking to become a better rider." This week, Laura Crump Anderson of Hidden Heights Fitness discusses the importance of cross training and some quick ways to improve your performance.
What do none of us have enough of? Time! But this month's rider fitness exercise from Hidden Heights Fitness will make you feel like you have plenty as you wait for that timer to go off! It'll all be worth it when you see how fast those gains in coordination and balance come around. An independent seat and hands will be all yours in, well, no time! Make You Feel, How Are You Feeling, Bromont, The Great Migration, The New Normal, Physical Activities
Running Short on Time? Slow It Down With This Effective Exercise
What do none of us have enough of? Time! But this month's rider fitness exercise from Hidden Heights Fitness will make you feel like you have plenty as you wait for that timer to go off! It'll all be worth it when you see how fast those gains in coordination and balance come around. An independent seat and hands will be all yours in, well, no time!
Our calves serve as the heart of the lower body. That's why you need to make sure you are stretching and strengthening them. Here is a tip from our fitness guru, Laura Crump Anderson of Hidden Heights Fitness: Calf Stretches, Stretching, Get Up And Walk, Calf Raises, Calf Muscles, Cardiovascular System, Workout Moves
How to Use a Mounting Block to Stretch and Strengthen Your Calves
Our calves serve as the heart of the lower body. That's why you need to make sure you are stretching and strengthening them. Here is a tip from our fitness guru, Laura Crump Anderson of Hidden Heights Fitness:
Effective riding comes from an effective position, and an effective position comes from focusing your attention on building the right muscle groups up. Today, Laura Crump Anderson of Hidden Heights Fitness shares her favorite move for creating a solid, stable leg that asks clear questions of your horse. Hip Flexor, Muscle Groups, Arthritis, Glutes
Watch and Learn: A Strong Lower Leg Starts at the Hip and Core
Effective riding comes from an effective position, and an effective position comes from focusing your attention on building the right muscle groups up. Today, Laura Crump Anderson of Hidden Heights Fitness shares her favorite move for creating a solid, stable leg that asks clear questions of your horse.
Should dressage riders and eventers have different workout regimes? That's the question on the table for personal trainer Laura Crump Anderson of Hidden Heights Fitness – plus, try the one exercise she prescribes to all her clients to help build strength and stability through the seat. Glute Medius, Sharon White, Easy Workouts, Dressage
One Simple Fitness Exercise to Help You Sit the Trot Like a Grand Prix Rider
Should dressage riders and eventers have different workout regimes? That's the question on the table for personal trainer Laura Crump Anderson of Hidden Heights Fitness – plus, try the one exercise she prescribes to all her clients to help build strength and stability through the seat.
We've all heard of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, right? Now imagine if they brought positive things to your life – like better nutrition, a sleeping pattern that actually makes mornings easy, and knees that don't feel like they were forged in 1872? Read on for the full story: Four Horseman, Horsemen Of The Apocalypse, Positive Things, Safe Cleaning Products, The Four, During The Summer, How To Better Yourself, Mornings
A Better You This Year: The Four Horseman of Stability
We've all heard of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, right? Now imagine if they brought positive things to your life – like better nutrition, a sleeping pattern that actually makes mornings easy, and knees that don't feel like they were forged in 1872? Read on for the full story: