Breaking Plateaus (In your Lifting)

We’ve all been there; started off with a great new program and feeling all of these positive changes in our bodies.  Fast forward several months later.  We find ourselves stuck in the same routine in the gym no longer noticing changes.  This isn’t an inherently bad thing; it just means … 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

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 … 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

Fitness Tip of the Week

Hit the weights ladies. You will not “bulk up.” Women don’t naturally have enough testosterone to build the bulk.