I'm on the dressage team at college and have come back to riding this year after having not ridden for about 6 years. I'm sort of in shape - I'm a good weight and go to my college's gym. At one of our team meetings, our president mentioned that going to the gym could improve our riding. I was wondering, what exercises do people find are helpful for riding? Any cardio or weight lifting machine you can imagine, I have access to, as well as free weights and mats for doing crunches. But I prefer the machines to do my weights. I already try to get on the elliptical 3 times a week. What else would help? Thanks!