Intuitive Eating

Author: Ridge Personal Trainer Annie Barber When I was a child, I ate what I wanted, when I wanted, and stopped when I was full. Somewhere along the way, that style of eating was lost to me. As I grew up, I learned about new diets and weight loss techniques … Read More

The 80/20 Rule

Author: Ridge Personal Trainer Jackie Corcoran If your mind is anything like mine, you have vowed to avoid favorite “taboo” foods only to find yourself overindulging in them. I have learned in my 42 years that deprivation does not work for me. Here is what I do to maintain a … Read More

Pump it up!

Author: Ridge Personal Trainer, Annie Barber Personally, if I cannot exercise without music, it’s typically a struggle to complete my workout. Music motivates me to work harder, increase my resistance, pick up my pace, and helps me get through my workout on days where it’s a battle. Here are some … Read More

Every Body Is Beautiful…

Author: Ridge Personal Trainer Annie Barber We all come to the gym for a variety of reasons. To look good in a bathing suit, to have an hour away from our hectic lives, to relieve the stresses of the day, to improve our blood pressure, and to have fun doing … Read More

The Power of Goal Setting

I spent two years working at Nike before moving back to Bozeman.  I had the rare opportunity to meet an amazing man, named Howard White. Howard, or “H” as they refer to him, is the Vice President of Brand Jordan, but more importantly, an amazing motivational speaker and friend. He … 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

What’s The Losing Combo?

After three years of personal training, Ridge Personal Trainer Leah Vogel shares what her top weight loss clients all have in common. All tracked their food intake using livestrong.com or fitday.com All did cardio at least 2 times per week for at least 30 minutes.  This was sometimes as simple … Read More

The Perception of Perfection

Author: Ridge Personal Trainer Jackie Corcoran Do you want to feel more beautiful, loved and nurtured? It costs no money, requires no pulled muscles or extreme dieting and has nothing to do with the perfect soul mate. It starts right here with your own mind. Here are a few tips … 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

The Dirt On Carbohydrates & Exercise

Ridge Personal Trainer Kate Murphy gives you the dirt on carbs and exercise… Current research shows that when carbohydrate stores are depleted by almost 50%, there is evidence that there is actually increased stimulus for enhanced enzyme activity in skeletal muscle, which is a good thing, since it means you … Read More

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