About Us

The Fit Equestrian strives to help riders unleash their full potential in the saddle using exercise and a healthy lifestyle. Many riders neglect their fitness due to a lack of time or simply the misconception that it isn't necessary for riders to cross-train. We provide equestrians of all ages and disciplines with exercise programs and nutrition guides tailored specifically for riders that are simple and effective. 


Lauren Mahr - Owner & Founder

Lauren started The Fit Equestrian during college as a way to combine her passions for riding, fitness, and nutrition. After 10 years off from riding, Lauren found success strengthening specific muscle groups in the gym to make up for lost time in the saddle, and wanted to share this experience with other equestrians. Lauren is a NASM Certified Personal Trainer with an undergraduate degree in Applied Nutrition from the University of Delaware.

Olivia Minicucci - Nutrition + Exercise Physiologist

As a competitive equestrian with a Master's degree in Nutrition + Exercise Physiology from Columbia University, Olivia is very knowledgable about sports performance for riders. Olivia runs our 1-on-1 Counseling Sessions by helping our clients set goals, stay accountable, and learn about equestrian fitness + nutrition. She has found success in using scientifically validated methods to help equestrians improve their health and performance.

Talli Wallin - Marketing + Design Intern

Talli is a psychology student at Miami University in Ohio who shows on both her college IHSA team and the A circuit with her horse Pepper. Talli uses her experiences in the equestrian community to guide our marketing campaigns. She also plays a role in apparel design and coordinating pop-up shops.