Adolescents and Activity

In today’s electronic filled world it’s difficult to get most kids away from the television, computer, video games, and cell phones. Yet, it is vitally important for youths to get enough physical activity each day. For some parents this seems like a daunting task and it can be, but the … Read More

Getting Results

Exercise training can have huge impacts on body composition, muscle function, cardiorespiratory fitness and overall quality of life. A study in the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research evaluated the effects of receiving exercise training from a certified professional versus self-directed exercise training on body mass and other fitness-related measures … Read More

Commit to Healthier Habits this New Year!

The holiday season is known for decadent sweets, huge feasts, and generous gifts. It’s also one of the hardest times of the year to focus on health and fitness. Unhealthy distractions are everywhere and holiday stress can become overwhelming during the “most joyous time of the year.” That’s why when … Read More

Fitness Matters | Physical Activity….What?

What is the difference between physical activity and exercise? Why should we be physically active?  What are the benefits? These are very common questions I often hear regarding physical activity and exercise. What is it? Physical activity can be defined as any movement that expends energy. Exercise is a type … Read More

Fitness Matters | Fitting in Fitness!

With fall approaching and school-related schedules resuming, our schedules tend to get very busy very quickly. As a result, one of the first items that tend to take the back seat is “us.” We get busy and either reduce or completely disregard time for ourselves. For those who value a … Read More

Fitness Matters | Get Stronger, Run Better!

Proper training for running can present many challenges, especially when athletes desire to run faster and avoid injuries. Many athletes run with a laser-like focus on mileage or training volume only to find themselves injured or stuck at a plateau during their workouts. If you are eager to improve your … Read More

Fitness Matters | Get Outside and Move!

Author: Ridge Personal Trainer and Health Coach Jackie Corcoran Celebrate life, get fit and reduce stress by getting outside this Summer. Bozeman makes it easy with safe and abundant trails. Short on time? Bring your water bottle to the nearby “M” Trail for a 1 to 2 hour vertical challenge. … Read More

Fitness Matters | The Secret to Great Abs

Author: Ridge Personal Trainer & Health Coach Jackie Corcoran Get ready for bathing suit season! Crunches and planks will make you stronger but if you have a beer belly hiding your 6 pack, your diet is the secret. To GROW belly fat, eat processed carbs found in most bread, cereal, … Read More