Introducing Jackie’s Natural Nutrition

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Hello Ridge members and guests. I am so excited to share my latest endeavor with you! But first, a little background info… After being a personal trainer on and off for 14 years (the last 4 at the Ridge,) I have met many people who are on type 2 diabetes … 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’s in store for 2013?

Many of us make a New Year’s Resolution, but how many of us actually keep them?  Here’s a great link from Ridge Personal Trainer Jackie Corcoran’s Health Coaching Site to help you stay on track, click here to read on! Whatever your New Year’s resolutions may be, let us know how … Read More

Pretty Toes

I got spoiled at the Spa Ridge today. Heidi Vasquez, one of our talented pedicurists/manicurists made my toes pretty! With her undivided loving attention, she softened my calloused heals in a warm foot bath and then exfoliated and massaged my feet and calves–an exquisite experience. Just when I thought it … Read More

Stop Exercising & Start Training!

Everyday I watch people come into the Ridge and do the same exercises the same way over and over. It’s like I’m Bill Murray in Groundhog Day. (I’m waiting for someone to fall off of a stair mill and I have to catch them everyday.) This is exercise people; this … Read More

5K Final Post- Race Day!

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Hey Everyone! Thank you for your hard work over the last eight weeks! For this week, I would like you to run two miles and take the rest of the week off. I would suggest running Monday and taking the next two days off! You really need to get that … Read More

8 Weeks to 5k: Week 8!

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Hello! We are up to the last week of class already! This past week’s run outside was pretty dark, but if you are able, continue to run outside! It will only help you on race day! We have one more class together as a group, so if you are able … Read More

8 Weeks to 5k: Week 7

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My computer has been having some technical difficulties, sorry for the late post!   Hey everyone, week 7 already! We’re so close! This past week we only had four people in class, hopefully everyone can make it out for the last couple classes because it was beautiful weather!! If you … Read More

8 weeeks to a 5K: Week 6

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Hello everyone, awesome job on Tuesday for our first cold weather run. We have increased the intervals each week and pushed everyone, as a group we have risen to the challenge and found success. Great work! With the decrease in temperature it is essential to warm up prior to your … Read More

8 Weeks to a 5K: Week 5

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  Hey Everyone! Awesome job on Tuesday, everyone did a great job and the progress you all have made since our first meeting is huge! It is very important to continue to follow the program every day, we are half way there and we have all improved so much do … Read More

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