The Core Clinic grew out of my personal journey to fitness, which has been riddled with extreme, but inconsistent, workouts that didn’t translate to results in the saddle, feelings of inadequacy when riding because of poor body image and confidence, and a struggle to fit workouts in my busy schedule, despite understanding the importance of being fit to ride.
I remember asking myself, how can I be so successful in some areas of my life, like my work, yet consistently struggle with something so basic, like my physical fitness? And failing at fitness was self-sabotage, since being fit to ride would help me reach my goals with my horse, which I said I wanted more than anything. Yet I struggled for years until I finally found balance. I learned how to spend less time on fitness but instead make a leveraged effort doing things that really helped me ride. I learned that something isn’t nothing. I learned that if I create a plan and work that plan even to an 80% effort, I made great progress. I learned that perfect is the enemy of good.
I created The Core Clinic from my expertise in physical therapy, exercise physiology, fitness and rehab, riding, and my personal journey to fitting workouts consistently in a very busy schedule. I want to share this with other adult amateur riders who, like me, are balancing work, family, horses, fitness, and other life demands. Riders can’t spend hours in the gym. We need to get in, work effectively, and get back to the barn.