Sore? We can help

Author: Ridge Personal Trainer Stacy Peek If you have started a new strength training routine, or even changed your current one -chances are you are experiencing muscle soreness and it can be a painful experience indeed. Most often, this happens upon waking in the morning. The pain can last anywhere … Read More

Burn the Fat, Keep the Muscle!

Did You Know? Low-intensity cardiovascular exercise only burns calories while you are actually exercising. That means the moment you stop exercising, your caloric expenditure goes back down to nearly baseline levels. Within minutes, you’re not burning many more calories than if you hadn’t done anything at all. High-intensity interval training, … Read More

Do you want to get “toned”?

Ridge Personal Trainer Jon Davis gives us the scoop on the importance of lifting weights. Do you spend most of your time doing cardio while at the gym? If your goal is to lose weight or get “toned”, you probably need to spend less time on the treadmill or elliptical, … Read More

Don’t be afraid to lift heavy!

Take a tip from Ridge Personal Trainer Krista Kottraba, don’t be afraid to lift heavy. Increasing your weights by even 5 pounds can make a big difference in your workout. If you always stick to light weights and high reps you aren’t going to get the results you want. The … Read More

Can I say it?…Summer’s Finally Here!

I really don’t want to jinx our beautiful weather this week but I think it’s safe to say that summer is finally here! It doesn’t get any better than summertime in Bozeman; Music on Main, Art Walks, live music, Shakespeare in the Park, barbeques, camping, farmers markets and more. It’s … Read More

Whip your body into shape with ropes

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U2__ifi3Vc4] Rope: a strong, thick line or cord, commonly one composed of twisted or braided strands of hemp, flax, or the like, or of wire or other material. Who would’ve thought such a simple tool could give you one of the toughest workouts you’ve ever tried?  If you’re stuck in … 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

Sean’s Supplement Tips

My top tips and secrets about shakes and supplements. Read on… 1. Great Harvest has quality protein in bulk, cheaper than anywhere else.   Support local! 2. The only 4 supplements you need for muscle-building: multi-vitamin protein – before bed, post workout, & with brekky! fish oil creatine 3. My favorite before bed muscle-building shake: (not recommended … Read More