The WSJ had a story by Jen Murphy (Nov 19, 2013) about Phyllis LeBlanc, CEO of Harbor Sweets, a chocolate factory.
A lifelong horse rider, her life and workout is not chocolate, though she eats it every day, but riding.
Riding a 1,200 pound animal takes a lot of core strength, she says. I will take her word for it. She works out a lot--including with a trainer one day a week.
She competes in dressage, a precision sort of "horse ballet." The horse and rider demonstrate 38 movements with increasing levels of difficulty--trying to make it seem effortless.
The horse notes it when she is not focused--and so, she says, do her chocolate employees and vendors.
It can take 12 years to perfect the movements of dressage.
How long it takes to become a chocolatier, it does not say. But the chocolate pays for the expensive tack and makes a well-rounded life.