The best of horseback riding in the comfort of your home
Inspired by the long-established and proven benefits of horseback riding, the uGallop 2 with its unique Tri-Directional Horseback Riding Motion improves cardiovascular fitness, increases metabolism, strengthens and tones the core muscles and improves body posture to enhance your overall fitness and well-being. Enjoy the benefits of horseback riding with the OSIM uGallop 2 exercise machine, a low impact yet effective all-in-one cardio workout that gives you the fun, fitness and figure you want effortlessly and effectively in the comfort and convenience of your own home.
5 Benefits of horseback riding
1. Low-impact, moderate intensity cardio exercise
General horseback riding has a MET value of 5.5 and is considered a moderate intensity cardio exercise. It gets your adrenaline pumping, improves blood circulation and cardiovascular health. It also helps to boost your resting metabolic rate, which continues burning calories even after you finish working out. Unlike other cardio exercises such as running, horseback riding has a lower impact on your joints.
2. Strengthen core muscles
During horseback riding, your center of gravity and bodyweight are constantly moving. The body naturally exercises the core muscles to stay in balance. The hip muscles move in harmony with the horse's rhythm, stimulating muscles that are not commonly used in daily activities. A stronger core can decrease backache and improve posture and balance.
3. Tone muscles
Along with the core muscles, the arm, thigh, leg and butt muscles also work while horseback riding. This strengthens muscles, giving you a healthier and toned physique.
4. Improve body posture
Horseback riding encourages improved body posture because you have to maintain a good posture to stay balanced on a horse. The ideal body posture may not come naturally for beginner riders and requires practice. Good posture promotes deeper breathing by opening the rib cage. Sitting tall and upright also gives you a more confident and slender physique.
5. Balance and coordination
Horseback riding increases body awareness as you adapt your body position to the rhythm of the horse. It requires instinctive balance and coordination reactions which can translate into improved balance during other daily activities as well.
uGallop 2 Tri-Directional Horseback Riding Motion
The unique Tri-Directional Horseback Riding Motion of the uGallop 2 exercise machine simulates the multidirectional gait of a horse walking and cantering in its front, back and lateral movements. Your body responds to the movement as part of your body's natural reflex action, so with no conscious exertion on your part, core muscles in your abs, waist, back, thighs and buttocks are being activated as you work to maintain balance.