Visualization and Positive Self Talk

Author: Ridge Personal Trainer Leah Vogel So, you would like to lose twenty pounds. Here is the first step to success that many people skip entirely: visualization. Throughout your day, visualize what 20 pounds lighter would look and feel like and quit thinking about the negative thoughts associated with being … Read More

Stop Binge Eating!

Author: Ridge Personal Trainer Jackie Corcoran Does this weight loss scenario sound familiar?. . . “Must lose a couple of pounds! Tomorrow is a day of discipline–no thought out eating plan–just very few calories and absolutely no junk food no matter what!” Breakfast is skipped–lunch too. While the feeling of … Read More

Healthy at Every Size

Author: Ridge Personal Trainer Annie Barber I came across a wonderful book called Health At Every Size by Linda Bacon and want to share it with you all. She calls it a peace movement, and health professionals across the nation are giving in and supporting this wonderful “movement.” This book … Read More

Intuitive Eating

Author: Ridge Personal Trainer Annie Barber When I was a child, I ate what I wanted, when I wanted, and stopped when I was full. Somewhere along the way, that style of eating was lost to me. As I grew up, I learned about new diets and weight loss techniques … Read More

The 80/20 Rule

Author: Ridge Personal Trainer Jackie Corcoran If your mind is anything like mine, you have vowed to avoid favorite “taboo” foods only to find yourself overindulging in them. I have learned in my 42 years that deprivation does not work for me. Here is what I do to maintain a … Read More

What’s The Losing Combo?

After three years of personal training, Ridge Personal Trainer Leah Vogel shares what her top weight loss clients all have in common. All tracked their food intake using livestrong.com or fitday.com All did cardio at least 2 times per week for at least 30 minutes.  This was sometimes as simple … Read More

The Dirt On Carbohydrates & Exercise

Ridge Personal Trainer Kate Murphy gives you the dirt on carbs and exercise… Current research shows that when carbohydrate stores are depleted by almost 50%, there is evidence that there is actually increased stimulus for enhanced enzyme activity in skeletal muscle, which is a good thing, since it means you … Read More

Can I say it?…Summer’s Finally Here!

I really don’t want to jinx our beautiful weather this week but I think it’s safe to say that summer is finally here! It doesn’t get any better than summertime in Bozeman; Music on Main, Art Walks, live music, Shakespeare in the Park, barbeques, camping, farmers markets and more. It’s … Read More

Don’t Go On a Diet–Change Your Diet

It was to my surprise when an athletic student in my group fitness class asked last week how to get rid of her “trouble spots” while pinching her waist. She exercises regularly and enthusiastically, is in great health and appears to be in the normal range of body fat to … Read More

Goal Setting 101

Every year they come and go, you know who we’re talking about, the New Years Resolutioners.  While their intentions are great and we want them so much to succeed, the truth is most of them don’t make it past February.  Here at The Ridge, we want you all of you … Read More

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