Donna’s passion for optimum living began in 1988 after realizing that as a paid professional athlete in a heavily male dominated sport, it was her responsibility to show up as the best possible version of herself.
To be a jockey, she knew she had to be strong, she knew she had to be fast and she knew she had to be fit. So, when she set a course to be those things on the horses she rode, and for the clients she rode for, very early on she realized that being thoughtful about her food choices and her fitness regimens made her FEEL good on top of the athletic benefits she had originally set out to achieve. It seemed like she recovered from injuries faster, she got sick less and she felt GREAT! These were just a few of the happy side effects.
Working out with Donna (click to enlarge)
She was hooked, and this ensures that her interest in the health and fitness genre remains on her radar even years after her retirement as one of the winningest female jockeys of all time.
Donna has now been an ardent student of the benefits of health and nutrition for over 30 years. She strives to stay on top of the latest news and scientific discoveries in the field and she is always discovering new ways to improve her quality of life and overall health.
She is passionate about sharing these pearls with her family, friends and beyond. According to Donna, the effort to live as healthy as possible is not about looking good, but about LIVING GOOD, and it’s hard not to catch on to that enthusiasm!
– 50/50 mixture of organic chocolate black tea and organic rooibos chai
– 1 tbsp Brain Octane Oil by Bulletproof
– 1 tbsp of heavy cream
– a few drops (to taste) of vanilla creme or cinnamon stevia
Directions: Steep tea for 5-6 minutes and while the tea is steeping, put your other ingredients into the blender carafe. Once your tea is ready, pour the hot tea into the blender with the other ingredients and blend to a froth. Pour and ENJOY!
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- Donna’s book, Inside Track: Insider’s Guide to Horse Racing. Already in its third edition, this is the book that will give you a walk through of the basics of horse racing.
- Information on racing partnerships, Starlight and StarLadies Racing, and how to get involved on the ownership side of horse racing.
- And Donna’s most recent passion: clean crafted wines.