Improve your strength and stamina in the saddle even if you can't head to the gym with these fabulous home fitness plans...
You might not be riding as much as usual or even smashing out your weekly gym routine, but you can still work up a sweat and build some strength, flexibility, and fitness from the comfort of your own home.
Drumming up the motivation to exercise can already be such a huge feat that you need all the help you can get. It’s not easy for us mere exercise-mat mortals to come up with a plan that ensures a really good workout, focuses on the areas that we want to concentrate on and keeps the risk of injury low.
Fortunately, there are loads of at-home workout programmes out there which can assist you in keeping fit and healthy without even having to visit the gym.
While deciding which is the best programme for you, have a think about what you’d like to focus on, your fitness levels and requirements and perhaps what your end goals are. You’ll also have to consider the potential cost of each programme and how easy the videos are to access for you.
We’ve found six of the best at-home workout programmes around to help you achieve your targets, including the FEI’s own Health & Fitness playlist on YouTube. Of course, do your own research too!
And if you do still need a tiny bit more motivation to put on those gym clothes, just think of how impressed your horse will be with your new found stamina and strength!