Whip your body into shape with ropes

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U2__ifi3Vc4] Rope: a strong, thick line or cord, commonly one composed of twisted or braided strands of hemp, flax, or the like, or of wire or other material. Who would’ve thought such a simple tool could give you one of the toughest workouts you’ve ever tried?  If you’re stuck in … 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

Goal Setting 101

Every year they come and go, you know who we’re talking about, the New Years Resolutioners.  While their intentions are great and we want them so much to succeed, the truth is most of them don’t make it past February.  Here at The Ridge, we want you all of you … 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

Sean’s Supplement Tips

My top tips and secrets about shakes and supplements. Read on… 1. Great Harvest has quality protein in bulk, cheaper than anywhere else.   Support local! 2. The only 4 supplements you need for muscle-building: multi-vitamin protein – before bed, post workout, & with brekky! fish oil creatine 3. My favorite before bed muscle-building shake: (not recommended … Read More

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