Guest Blogger coming your way!

Exciting news…we are going to have a new guest blogger, January!  January was one of our successful 20 Pound Challenge participants and is now continuing her success by training with Krista.  She’ll be blogging about the highs, lows, struggles, and joys of reaching her goal weight, being a mom, and … Read More

Visualization and Positive Self Talk

Author: Ridge Personal Trainer Leah Vogel So, you would like to lose twenty pounds. Here is the first step to success that many people skip entirely: visualization. Throughout your day, visualize what 20 pounds lighter would look and feel like and quit thinking about the negative thoughts associated with being … Read More

Sore? We can help

Author: Ridge Personal Trainer Stacy Peek If you have started a new strength training routine, or even changed your current one -chances are you are experiencing muscle soreness and it can be a painful experience indeed. Most often, this happens upon waking in the morning. The pain can last anywhere … Read More

Get your ski legs ready!

The best time to get your ski legs ready is right now. Get strong and fast before the snow starts falling. Here is a broad overview of the types of exercises that you will want to incorporate into your ski conditioning routine: Endurance: If you haven’t already been—this is an … Read More

Mix it up!

Author: Ridge Personal Trainer Kate Murphy It’s time to mix up your weight training routine! To boost your metabolism, you should perform a “cardio booster” during every rest period, whether it’s 10 seconds, 30 seconds or 3 minutes. This means, for example, that after you finish your set of 8-12 … 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

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

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

Can I say it?…Summer’s Finally Here!

I really don’t want to jinx our beautiful weather this week but I think it’s safe to say that summer is finally here! It doesn’t get any better than summertime in Bozeman; Music on Main, Art Walks, live music, Shakespeare in the Park, barbeques, camping, farmers markets and more. It’s … Read More

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