Total Body Transformation | Update from Irena

Meet Irena. She was chosen by the Ridge and Complete Nutrition as the athlete for the Total Body Transformation Project. As a full time teacher, she managed to train hard on her own for her first Spartan Race, and ended up qualifying for the OCR World Championship. Feeling that she … Read More

My Path to Fitness

Author: Guest Blogger & Ridge Member Kimberly E. Like many, I have struggled with my weight. I have been overweight most of my adult life. In 2005 I attended the wedding of friends. This is a picture from that wedding. At that time I was at my heaviest, 225/230 on … Read More

Fitness Matters | Get Stronger, Run Better!

Proper training for running can present many challenges, especially when athletes desire to run faster and avoid injuries. Many athletes run with a laser-like focus on mileage or training volume only to find themselves injured or stuck at a plateau during their workouts. If you are eager to improve your … Read More

Accountability is a Drag

Remember when smoking in restaurants was completely acceptable? Eighteen years ago, I bartended and waited tables at a Big Sky restaurant and considered being able to smoke while I worked a perk (yes, me, the Health Coach). Today, many people would see a waitress smoking on the job as absurd. … Read More

Sweating for the Honeymoon | Week 1

Hi Everyone!  I’m baaaaaack!  I’m excited to say I had an amaaaazing time at our wedding last month and I’ve taken a few weeks off from Jen’s intense routine to just relax….  Well with all that relaxation came a more relaxed waistline, so I’m ready to get back after it! … Read More

Deconstructing Cravings

What do you crave? Sugar, caffeine, alcohol? Indulging in any of these can provide a quick fix to feel at ease, engaged or excited. They light up the “reward centers” in the brain by releasing dopamine, according to Dr. Robert Cloninger, a geneticist and psychiatrist noted for his research on … Read More

Fitness Matters | Waistline-friendly Dishes to Bring to Your Next BBQ

Author: Ridge Personal Trainer Krista Pancich Are you tired of the same old summer side dishes? Macaroni salad, potato salad, and cole slaw, are easy and delicious side options to bring to any barbeque, but are high in calories and fat.  Here are a couple great tips to choosing a … Read More

Fitness Matters | Get Outside and Move!

Author: Ridge Personal Trainer and Health Coach Jackie Corcoran Celebrate life, get fit and reduce stress by getting outside this Summer. Bozeman makes it easy with safe and abundant trails. Short on time? Bring your water bottle to the nearby “M” Trail for a 1 to 2 hour vertical challenge. … Read More

Fitness Matters | The Secret to Great Abs

Author: Ridge Personal Trainer & Health Coach Jackie Corcoran Get ready for bathing suit season! Crunches and planks will make you stronger but if you have a beer belly hiding your 6 pack, your diet is the secret. To GROW belly fat, eat processed carbs found in most bread, cereal, … Read More

Sweating for the Wedding | THANK YOU!

Thursday weigh in–complete!  Total weight lost this week 3.1 pounds.  Total weight loss to date 8 pounds. HOORAYYYY!  I am doing my happy dance in my head because I am sooooo close to goal 1 (lose 10 pounds) and I could even reach goal 2 (15 pounds) with 2 weeks … Read More

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