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

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

Sweating for the Wedding | 2 weeks down!

My name is Christine.  I’m getting married in 7 6  5 weeks.  And I have a lot of work to do. Join me on my journey as I slim down for the big day. Week 2 down!  My apologies for not posting as much last week; it was a crazy busy week here at the Ridge, hopefully … Read More

Get your ski legs ready!

The best time to get your ski legs ready is right now. Get strong and fast before the snow starts falling. Here is a broad overview of the types of exercises that you will want to incorporate into your ski conditioning routine: Endurance: If you haven’t already been—this is an … Read More

Ridge Recommended Reading

Recommended Reading: . . . This is not a “diet book.” Rather it advocates lifestyle choices that the authors believe will promote healthy aging. The target audience is women [and men] over the age of 50 who want to do all they can to minimize the decline in health and … Read More

How Many Exercises Should I Do per Muscle Group?

Jackie Corcoran, Personal Trainer at The Ridge Athletic Club, just picked up a new book at Barnes & Noble called “The Women’s Health Big Book of Exercises.”  It’s an awesome book that gives you the correct technique, muscle groups, and variations of tons of exercises.  The book also answers all … Read More