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

Don’t Go On a Diet–Change Your Diet

It was to my surprise when an athletic student in my group fitness class asked last week how to get rid of her “trouble spots” while pinching her waist. She exercises regularly and enthusiastically, is in great health and appears to be in the normal range of body fat to … Read More

Resolution Solution Week 2: Designing a Well Rounded Program

If you missed week 2 of the Resolution Solution, here’s what you missed… Should I do all cardio until I lose 10 pounds, and then tone?  Should I do weights everyday?  A lot of people starting on a workout program don’t know the main components of a well rounded workout … Read More

Introducing Jaimie Noble, our nutritionist!

The Ridge is pleased to announce we have a new nutritionist on staff, Jaimie Noble! She will be hosting a free nutrition seminar Wednesday, July 14th at 6:30 pm called “Inside the Food Pyramid.”  Come explore all of the food groups and learn how to get the right amount in each.  The … 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

Kate Murphy’s Top 5 Exercise/Nutrition Q & A’s:

Q: Which cardio machine burns the most calories? A: Stair mill (revolving stairs). Q: Which body weight exercise burns the most calories? A: Burpies (plank, push up, squat-jump…repeat). Q: Are calories all that count/matter when it comes to losing weight? A: No! Glycemic index, along with regulation of blood sugar … Read More

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