The above video is the “Rider MOT”, working on the upper back, hips and glutes.
An equine sport science specialist has created a new fitness programme just for equestrians.
Jenni Douglas, owner of EventFit and Visiting Associate Principal Lecturer at Hartpury College in Britain, has launched a new website which includes rider fitness programmes, blogs, and a members’ section with full length workout videos, recipes, videos and more.
EventFit Programmes are based on research conducted by Douglas throughout her PhD into Event Rider Fitness.
“Trying to find a fitness professional with a knowledge of rider performance can be a challenge,” Douglas said.
“As a rider you spend a great deal of time and effort concentrating on your horse’s nutrition and athletic performance. EventFit is here to be the support you need as a rider.”
Douglas started EventFit as a way to share her knowledge of fitness to support riders in achieving optimal health, equestrian welfare and equestrian performance.
Programmes include the EventFit 30-Day challenge which requires no equipment, to the EventFit Phase Programmes which are a series of three, six-week progressive programmes to get riders into peak fitness. At the other end of the spectrum, there is a custom package for riders that want to take their sports specific fitness to the next level.
The members section is updated weekly and costs £5 a month. Members have access to full length workouts, “fix your form” videos, recipes, Q&A videos and mini lecture demos on topics relating to equestrian performance.