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

Total Body Transformation Project | Update from Mike

I kept my goals for this program simple and over the last 90 days I met those goals and exceeded my expectations. My goal was to gain strength and increase stamina and with the help of Dewey my personal trainer, Complete Nutrition and the Ridge Athletic Clubs I am stronger … Read More

The Healthy Carrot Approach to Maintaining Motivation

Author: Guest Blogger Kimberly Eyre When Jackie approached me about writing a blog with the theme of maintaining motivation through the holidays, there was excitement, but also a little apprehension. I was having a problem with motivation myself and wasn’t sure if I was the best candidate to write this … 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

Total Body Transformation Project | Update from Mike

Meet Mike.  He was chosen by the Ridge and Complete Nutrition as one of our “disease risk” candidates for the Total Body Transformation Project.  You may recognize him, he’s the Chief Meteorologist at KBZK.  On screen he’s full of energy, but behind the scenes he’s challenged with arthritis and Crohn’s disease, … Read More

My Path to Fitness

Author: Guest Blogger & Ridge Member Kimberly E. Like many, I have struggled with my weight. I have been overweight most of my adult life. In 2005 I attended the wedding of friends. This is a picture from that wedding. At that time I was at my heaviest, 225/230 on … 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

Accountability is a Drag

Remember when smoking in restaurants was completely acceptable? Eighteen years ago, I bartended and waited tables at a Big Sky restaurant and considered being able to smoke while I worked a perk (yes, me, the Health Coach). Today, many people would see a waitress smoking on the job as absurd. … Read More

Deconstructing Cravings

What do you crave? Sugar, caffeine, alcohol? Indulging in any of these can provide a quick fix to feel at ease, engaged or excited. They light up the “reward centers” in the brain by releasing dopamine, according to Dr. Robert Cloninger, a geneticist and psychiatrist noted for his research on … Read More

Sweating for the Wedding | 1,001 Cranes

My name is Christine.  I’m getting married in 7 6  5 4 3 weeks.  And I have a lot of work to do. Join me on my journey as I slim down for the big day. 1,001 cranes – the crane is a symbol of longevity and prosperity in Japanese culture. For the bride and … Read More

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