10 “Wellness” Thoughts

Author: Ridge Personal Trainer Annie Barber Sometimes all you need is a little motivation or a quote to help you get through your day, through a rough time or just through a moment. Here are 10 “wellness” thoughts from Whole Living magazine with a little of my perspective.. 1. Take … Read More

Intuitive Eating

Author: Ridge Personal Trainer Annie Barber When I was a child, I ate what I wanted, when I wanted, and stopped when I was full. Somewhere along the way, that style of eating was lost to me. As I grew up, I learned about new diets and weight loss techniques … Read More

Pump it up!

Author: Ridge Personal Trainer, Annie Barber Personally, if I cannot exercise without music, it’s typically a struggle to complete my workout. Music motivates me to work harder, increase my resistance, pick up my pace, and helps me get through my workout on days where it’s a battle. Here are some … Read More

Every Body Is Beautiful…

Author: Ridge Personal Trainer Annie Barber We all come to the gym for a variety of reasons. To look good in a bathing suit, to have an hour away from our hectic lives, to relieve the stresses of the day, to improve our blood pressure, and to have fun doing … Read More

The Power of Goal Setting

I spent two years working at Nike before moving back to Bozeman.  I had the rare opportunity to meet an amazing man, named Howard White. Howard, or “H” as they refer to him, is the Vice President of Brand Jordan, but more importantly, an amazing motivational speaker and friend. He … 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

Colleen O’Quinn from XLCountry get’s Ridged!

Need a little inspiration? Join Colleen O’Quinn as she makes a commitment to her health by getting started at The Ridge Athletic Club! She’ll be blogging about her progress, struggles, and life here. Follow her journey; we can all relate to her story. She’s even offered to do a workout … 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

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