Health and Longevity Linked to HAPPINESS

Author: Ridge Personal Trainer Annie Barber In a past issue of IDEA magazine I discovered an article emphasizing the importance of happiness.  Happy people live longer and are healthier overall. Instead of trying to find happiness by eliminating the negative (stress, anxiety, weight) we need to focus on enjoyment, find … Read More

What’s in store for 2013?

Many of us make a New Year’s Resolution, but how many of us actually keep them?  Here’s a great link from Ridge Personal Trainer Jackie Corcoran’s Health Coaching Site to help you stay on track, click here to read on! Whatever your New Year’s resolutions may be, let us know how … Read More

Pretty Toes

I got spoiled at the Spa Ridge today. Heidi Vasquez, one of our talented pedicurists/manicurists made my toes pretty! With her undivided loving attention, she softened my calloused heals in a warm foot bath and then exfoliated and massaged my feet and calves–an exquisite experience. Just when I thought it … Read More

Stop Exercising & Start Training!

Everyday I watch people come into the Ridge and do the same exercises the same way over and over. It’s like I’m Bill Murray in Groundhog Day. (I’m waiting for someone to fall off of a stair mill and I have to catch them everyday.) This is exercise people; this … Read More

What Does A Personal Trainer Eat?

Author: Ridge Personal Trainer Annie Barber Nutrition is very important when it comes to overall well-being, health and fitness. We all know the basics: eat good grains, lots of fruits and vegetables, stay away from processed foods, etc. There is so much information out there it can be overwhelming. Instead … 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

Take The Power Back!

Author: Ridge Personal Trainer Jackie Corcoran The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently forecasted that 42% of the U.S. population will be obese by 2030. Our country is in a health crisis. For reasons unknown to me, I must do something about it. With the support of The … 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

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

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

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