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

Fitness Matters | Get Outside and Move!

Author: Ridge Personal Trainer and Health Coach Jackie Corcoran Celebrate life, get fit and reduce stress by getting outside this Summer. Bozeman makes it easy with safe and abundant trails. Short on time? Bring your water bottle to the nearby “M” Trail for a 1 to 2 hour vertical challenge. … Read More

Fitness Matters | The Secret to Great Abs

Author: Ridge Personal Trainer & Health Coach Jackie Corcoran Get ready for bathing suit season! Crunches and planks will make you stronger but if you have a beer belly hiding your 6 pack, your diet is the secret. To GROW belly fat, eat processed carbs found in most bread, cereal, … Read More

A Call To Action

Living in Southwest, MT is a blessing. The population abounds with vibrant active people of all ages. While we are healthier than most other states in America, we are not immune to the preventable diseases that are wreaking havoc on the wellness of our country. As reported by the American … Read More

Sad Salad

Author: Ridge Personal Trainer Jackie Corcoran My husband and I spent last weekend in West Yellowstone, MT (a town that is an entry point into Yellowstone National Park.) It is a scenic 45 minute drive from our home. We make this trip every Winter to cross country ski on their incredibly groomed trails. Sunday morning was slow … Read More

Take The Power Back!

Author: Ridge Personal Trainer Jackie Corcoran The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently forecasted that 42% of the U.S. population will be obese by 2030. Our country is in a health crisis. For reasons unknown to me, I must do something about it. With the support of The … Read More