Fitness Matters | Finally Going the Distance

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  Running is a sport that requires a positive perspective. As we move into the Fall season where trail and road races occur nearly every weekend, those who don’t run races may be asking themselves, why do people voluntarily run 6.1, 13.1, or 26.2 miles? The answer to this question … Read More

Fueling Your Body for Race Day

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Nutrition choices for an endurance runner (or any endurance athlete) can be the difference between a successful PR (personal record) and the disappointment of falling short.   Here are some keys to fueling your body for that next race day PR. Daily Training Considerations Consume adequate fuel day-in and day-out. Calorie … Read More

Fitness Matters | Sleep, Exercise, & Health

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Like most of us, I can have trouble sleeping. We all try to fit too much into our lives and oftentimes sleep takes a backseat to work, family time, exercise, socializing, and other activities. Don’t get me wrong, these are all very important activities in our lives, but we need … Read More

Fitness Matters | The Importance of Core Training

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When people think of core training the first thought is to train your abs (your rectus abdominis and obliques to be specific.) To be fair, when you are at a lean body fat percentage, these are the show muscles of your core that give you the elusive six pack. However, … Read More

Importance of Body Composition and Health

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 Most people are aware of the importance of being a healthy weight and the impact that excess weight has on their health. However for most of us, when we think excess weight, we actually mean excess body fat. In reality, our absolute weight is arbitrary; just a number on the … Read More

Fitness Matters | Finding Friends Through Fitness

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I have been a fitness professional at The Ridge Athletic Clubs for over eight years.  During this time, I have been involved in thousands of individual pursuits of physical well being.  I’d like to share with you one of the most profound observations I have made during my career:  People … Read More

Fitness Matters | Lose the Meat Just One Day a Week

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Have you gone meat free today?  You may be surprised to learn that giving up meat for just one day each week can have a significant positive impact both on your family’s health and on our environment. For Health Red and processed meat is associated with an increased risk of … Read More

Fitness Matters | Over Training & How To Avoid It

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The weather is warming in south west Montana and for many of us, that means we are becoming more active and perhaps even entering some races. It is all to easy to increase training volume quickly, especially with a deadline looming or the “I used to be able to do … Read More

Fitness Matters | Proprioception and Why It Matters

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Proprioception and matters for skiers and gym goers alike.  So what is preconception and why is it important for you?  In layman’s terms, proprioception is your bodies awareness of itself in space (the exact definition is: the sense of the relative position of neighboring parts of the body and strength … Read More

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