Estimating Intensity

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From the last post, we learned that at least 30-min/day (or 150-min/wk) moderate-to-vigorous physical activity is the minimum needed to promote general health benefits. For additional health benefits, engaging in physical activity beyond the Federal Guidelines is encouraged – more is better! So, how do we gauge intensity? How do … Read More

The Importance of Exercise Progression

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Human beings are creatures of habit. Many of us can think of something we do at the same time every day in the exact same way. Routine is good, but when it comes to doing the same exercises with the same amount of intensity (weight, speed, etc.) for a chronic … Read More

Meet Cody & Kristin – Team Body Blast

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Starting Monday, March 23, Ridge Athletic Clubs will be hosting a new program, developed and run by two MSU students!   Here is a word from students, Cody Hill and Kristin Laird, about the development and implementation of their program at Ridge Athletic Clubs! “We are seniors at Montana State … Read More

Get Moving and Stay Moving

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It’s well known that regular physical activity can lead to many long-lasting health benefits. In fact, physical fitness is considered to be one of the most important markers to predict cardiovascular disease and mortality. What is physical fitness? Physical fitness encompasses a variety of fitness-related metrics such as aerobic endurance, … Read More

Fifteen Minutes of Fitness – Anywhere

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As a fitness professional, lack of time is the most common reason that I hear from clients as to why they have not reached their fitness goals, or what has kept them from exercising in the first place. Fitness can mean a lot of things, but to me it means … Read More

Setting Realistic Goals for 2015

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As a personal trainer I spend a majority of my day helping members and clients set and reach attainable goals. I have found goal setting to be a rewarding, fun, and frustrating part of my job! The rewarding part being the satisfaction I see in my clients when they have … Read More

Gaining the Mental Edge

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Whenever you come to the gym and exercise there comes a point at which you need to make a decision. “Do I continue to push myself and become a little better today or do I call it good?” Gaining the mental edge can make or break your workouts and if … Read More

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