The Power of Less

Author: Annie Barber, Ridge Personal Trainer and Precision Nutrition Coach As the holidays are approaching and we scramble to finish last minute decorations, party planning, and stay sane, in the back of our minds we all hope to not gain those dreaded holiday pounds… I recently received my Precision Nutrition … 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

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

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

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

Interval Run by Annie B. (this one is a doozy!)

Author: Ridge Personal Trainer Annie Barber Here is a running workout I did last week..maybe a little more challenging than most but you can always modify! Jog 1 mile at 6.5 mph mile 1-1.25: 7 mph mile 1.25-1.5: 7.5 mph mile 1.5-1.75: sprints at 8 mph (sprint 20 seconds, rest … Read More

Lower Your Risk!

Author: Ridge Personal Trainer Annie Barber Type 2 Diabetes is a common disease that can harm your health in many ways. In type 2 diabetes, either the body does not produce enough insulin or the cells ignore the insulin. Insulin is critical for the body to use glucose for energy … 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

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