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

My Path to Fitness

Author: Guest Blogger & Ridge Member Kimberly E. Like many, I have struggled with my weight. I have been overweight most of my adult life. In 2005 I attended the wedding of friends. This is a picture from that wedding. At that time I was at my heaviest, 225/230 on … Read More

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

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

Sweating for the Wedding | Day 7

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My name is Christine.  I’m getting married in 7 6 weeks.  And I have a lot of work to do.  Join me on my journey as I slim down for the big day. Day 7Another endurance day in the books!  My fellow coworker, Emily, who works in Membership, ran with … Read More

A Call To Action

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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

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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

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