What is 60 minutes?

Author: Desiree Dejongh, Ridge Personal Trainer What is 60 minutes of exercise anyway? *400-600 calories burned *A challenge followed by immediate satisfaction *As long as American Idol…and usually more entertaining *Immunity booster (which=time saver) *Much more fun than an hour of therapy *LIFE SAVING So, the real question is not … Read More

Interval Run by Annie B. (this one is a doozy!)

Author: Ridge Personal Trainer Annie Barber Here is a running workout I did last week..maybe a little more challenging than most but you can always modify! Jog 1 mile at 6.5 mph mile 1-1.25: 7 mph mile 1.25-1.5: 7.5 mph mile 1.5-1.75: sprints at 8 mph (sprint 20 seconds, rest … Read More

Take care of yourself to take care of them…

Last Sunday I ran in the Mother’s Day 5k for Haven.  It was a fantastic course and a lot of fun.  I do wish I would have been able to run more than 12 minutes of it, but I am sticking to the Physical Therapist’s advice and taking things slow.  … Read More

To do or not to do? Backwards Exercising Explained

Thanks to Ridge Personal Trainer Desiree Dejongh for finding this article for us that reveals the reality of “backwards exercising.” No Gain in Backward Exercise, Experts Say By Liz Neporent On a recent Monday night at the New York Sports Club on Wall Street, a woman was turned around on … Read More

Lions, Tigers, Teddy Grahams, Oh My!

Back in September I joined the 20lb Challenge and it changed my life.  I lost 20lbs and began to crave exercise.  I actually can honestly say, “I love to exercise!”  Minus abs, I hate ab work!  My weight loss was going great and I was hoping to lose another 20 … Read More

Back to Basics…

Today I started logging my food on mynetdiary.com again.  I found this tool to be very useful during the first 20lb Challenge I did last fall.  I have talked to a few other successful participants and logging food was a main component of their weight loss success.  I have heard … Read More

A New Day

If there is one thing I took away from the first 20lb Challenge back in September it is that, “Everyday is a New Day.”  Josh Palmer told me that during one of our first nutritional meetings.  Of course you do need to be accountable if you slipped up the day … Read More

Guest Blogger coming your way!

Exciting news…we are going to have a new guest blogger, January!  January was one of our successful 20 Pound Challenge participants and is now continuing her success by training with Krista.  She’ll be blogging about the highs, lows, struggles, and joys of reaching her goal weight, being a mom, and … Read More

Need A Dinner Idea?

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I don’t know about you but I could always use a little help trying to figure out what to make for dinner.  Not only that, but what can I make that’s healthy, yummy, quick, and filling?  We all have our standby recipes, but by the time I figure out something … Read More

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