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

Mixin’ It Up!

Author: Annie Barber, Ridge Personal Trainer The season of barbeques, boating, tanning, and floating is finally upon us. Summers in Montana are priceless—we’re surrounded by endless beauty and are lucky enough to call this home. Since I’m a personal trainer and a gym rat, most of my time is spent … Read More

Bored On The Treadmill But Want To Dominate A Run? Try This!

Try this interval run from Ridge Personal Trainer Annie Barber to amp up your treadmill workouts!  Not ready to run 7 miles yet? Cut the times in half and vary the speeds to adjust to your level. Total Time: 60 minutes Mileage: Approximately 7 miles (depending on pace) 00:00-05:00 minutes: Jog … Read More

Would you workout if money was on the line?

Author: Ridge Personal Trainer Jackie Corcoran Part of my job is constantly trying to figure out what motivates people to reach their goals.  Just like a teacher uses several teaching methods to get through to each student, I have to use different methods to motivate my clients. This is a … Read More

Fuel for your body!

We all know we need to eat to live, but do we all truly fuel our body to burn at it’s most effective level?  The quality of the food we eat has a huge impact on our moods, energy, and waistline. Try this recipe for Home Touch Trail Mix from … Read More

Health and Longevity Linked to HAPPINESS

Author: Ridge Personal Trainer Annie Barber In a past issue of IDEA magazine I discovered an article emphasizing the importance of happiness.  Happy people live longer and are healthier overall. Instead of trying to find happiness by eliminating the negative (stress, anxiety, weight) we need to focus on enjoyment, find … Read More

What Does A Personal Trainer Eat?

Author: Ridge Personal Trainer Annie Barber Nutrition is very important when it comes to overall well-being, health and fitness. We all know the basics: eat good grains, lots of fruits and vegetables, stay away from processed foods, etc. There is so much information out there it can be overwhelming. Instead … Read More

What is 60 minutes?

Author: Desiree Dejongh, Ridge Personal Trainer What is 60 minutes of exercise anyway? *400-600 calories burned *A challenge followed by immediate satisfaction *As long as American Idol…and usually more entertaining *Immunity booster (which=time saver) *Much more fun than an hour of therapy *LIFE SAVING So, the real question is not … Read More

To do or not to do? Backwards Exercising Explained

Thanks to Ridge Personal Trainer Desiree Dejongh for finding this article for us that reveals the reality of “backwards exercising.” No Gain in Backward Exercise, Experts Say By Liz Neporent On a recent Monday night at the New York Sports Club on Wall Street, a woman was turned around on … Read More

Lions, Tigers, Teddy Grahams, Oh My!

Back in September I joined the 20lb Challenge and it changed my life.  I lost 20lbs and began to crave exercise.  I actually can honestly say, “I love to exercise!”  Minus abs, I hate ab work!  My weight loss was going great and I was hoping to lose another 20 … Read More

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