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

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

Sweating for the Wedding | 1,001 Cranes

My name is Christine.  I’m getting married in 7 6  5 4 3 weeks.  And I have a lot of work to do. Join me on my journey as I slim down for the big day. 1,001 cranes – the crane is a symbol of longevity and prosperity in Japanese culture. For the bride and … Read More

Sweating for the Wedding | Week 1 down!

My name is Christine.  I’m getting married in 7 6 weeks.  And I have a lot of work to do. Join me on my journey as I slim down for the big day. Week 1 down! Today was my 1 week weigh in and I’m proud to say I’m exactly … Read More

Sweating for the Wedding | Day 5

My name is Christine.  I’m getting married in 7 weeks.  And I have a lot of work to do. Join me on my journey as I slim down for the big day. Day 5 Happy Monday everyone!  Hope you all had a fantastic weekend.  This was my first weekend under … Read More

Mixin’ It Up!

Author: Annie Barber, Ridge Personal Trainer The season of barbeques, boating, tanning, and floating is finally upon us. Summers in Montana are priceless—we’re surrounded by endless beauty and are lucky enough to call this home. Since I’m a personal trainer and a gym rat, most of my time is spent … Read More

Counting The Gains

Author: Guest Blogger & Ridge Member January H. I am sure many of you have seen the new Special K commercial that sends the message “it is not about losing weight but what you gain.”  When I first saw this on January 1st it really hit home for me.  Sometimes … 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

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

A New Day

If there is one thing I took away from the first 20lb Challenge back in September it is that, “Everyday is a New Day.”  Josh Palmer told me that during one of our first nutritional meetings.  Of course you do need to be accountable if you slipped up the day … Read More

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