Staff Recipe Pick: The Life Changing Loaf of Bread

I’m sure all of us have a little love hate relationship with bread.  It’s not necessarily bad for you–it’s low in fat and depending on what type it is it gives you a dose of fiber and some whole grains.  The issue with bread and most people is that we … Read More

Modifying Risk Factors For A Healthier You! Part 1

  For those of you that weren’t able to make it to the first session of our Free Health Series “Modifying Risk Factors For A Healthier You with Eddie Davila,” not to worry, we’ve got a recap so you don’t miss out! Part 1 of the series covered blood pressure, … 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

Would you workout if money was on the line?

Author: Ridge Personal Trainer Jackie Corcoran Part of my job is constantly trying to figure out what motivates people to reach their goals.  Just like a teacher uses several teaching methods to get through to each student, I have to use different methods to motivate my clients. This is a … Read More

Counting The Gains

Author: Guest Blogger & Ridge Member January H. I am sure many of you have seen the new Special K commercial that sends the message “it is not about losing weight but what you gain.”  When I first saw this on January 1st it really hit home for me.  Sometimes … 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

Pretty Toes

I got spoiled at the Spa Ridge today. Heidi Vasquez, one of our talented pedicurists/manicurists made my toes pretty! With her undivided loving attention, she softened my calloused heals in a warm foot bath and then exfoliated and massaged my feet and calves–an exquisite experience. Just when I thought it … 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

50 Shades of Grey Workout

Author: Ridge Personal Trainer Desiree Dejongh                     10 Dumbbell Pushups 10 Dumbbell Chest Presses 10 Bicep Curls 10 Tricep Extensions 10 Upright Rows *Repeat 5x 10 Hamstring Curls 10 Dumbbell Squats 10 Dumbbell Lunges 10 Calf Raises 10 Leg Presses *Repeat … Read More

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