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

Stop Binge Eating!

Author: Ridge Personal Trainer Jackie Corcoran Does this weight loss scenario sound familiar?. . . “Must lose a couple of pounds! Tomorrow is a day of discipline–no thought out eating plan–just very few calories and absolutely no junk food no matter what!” Breakfast is skipped–lunch too. While the feeling of … Read More

Healthy at Every Size

Author: Ridge Personal Trainer Annie Barber I came across a wonderful book called Health At Every Size by Linda Bacon and want to share it with you all. She calls it a peace movement, and health professionals across the nation are giving in and supporting this wonderful “movement.” This book … Read More

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

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

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

The 80/20 Rule

Author: Ridge Personal Trainer Jackie Corcoran If your mind is anything like mine, you have vowed to avoid favorite “taboo” foods only to find yourself overindulging in them. I have learned in my 42 years that deprivation does not work for me. Here is what I do to maintain a … Read More

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