From July 24th through August 13th, 2017, I used the Shift Shop program from Beachbody to get in better shape for riding performance horses during show season. Here is my review:Read More
On a scale from 1-10, how do you rate your core strength? Most people know building a strong core improves riding skills. You need a strong core to stay centered and to protect your back from strains and injury. No need for spending hours doing sit-ups. Try this 5 minute ab workout.Read More
I tested Clean Week in February 2018, as a way to get back to working out again. I had a nasty cold for a few weeks and hadn’t worked out. I wanted to try a workout program intended to help people kickstart their fitness. I was curious to learn more about the new Beachbody trainer, Megan Davies, and to see what her training style was like. I wanted to know if Clean Week would be a good fit for our Cowgirl Up Fitness Community as a way to help them get started.Read More
How To Stop Craving Sugar, Carbs, Junk Food - I go over how sugar cravings used to sabotage my weight loss efforts, what I learned about why I got cravings and what I did about them.Read More
[A Little Obsessed] Fitness Program Review, With The Horse Rider In Mind
I tested A Little Obsessed in February, 2018, for two weeks to see if I’d like it, to see how hard it’d be and to get a feel for the fitness style. I also wanted to get ready for the full version. I was curious to see how the resistance loops and strength slides might improve my horse riding.
Prior to starting ALO, I was only doing short, low intensity workouts due to a nasty cold. I was not at my peek fitness level, by any means.
Is “life” getting in the way of your exercise routine? Maybe you are trying to get your workouts in but you’re too busy right now. Maybe you’ll do it tomorrow...next week….next month...Have you been there? I have! But now I workout consistently. So what changed for me? Let me share! Here are 9 tips to help you go from dreading your workouts to actually looking forward to them!Read More
Weight loss should not be too hard. I’m not saying isn't going to be hard. It just shouldn’t be so hard that you feel hopeless, discouraged or scared. I’m so excited for what I’m about to share!Read More
Horse Rider Fitness Leg Strengthening Workout
Here are 15 leg exercises to make you a stronger rider. Horse riders need strong legs for balance, cueing, safety and an overall better ride. Strengthening your legs will boost your metabolism so you burn more calories.
I'm Andrea Otley and I'm a fitness and nutrition coach. I lost over 30 lbs and 3 sizes and got fit to ride my horse with confidence. Now I help other cowgirls do the same.