Don’t Go On a Diet–Change Your Diet

It was to my surprise when an athletic student in my group fitness class asked last week how to get rid of her “trouble spots” while pinching her waist. She exercises regularly and enthusiastically, is in great health and appears to be in the normal range of body fat to … 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

Leah’s Hike Picks

  Does the thought of another bout of cardio on the elliptical or treadmill got you down?  Time to get outside then! Chances are, one of the very reasons you live in Bozeman is the recreational opportunities that are right outside your door.  Here are my three favorite day hikes … 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

Trainer Krista Kottraba’s Favorite Smoothie

Ridge Personal Trainer Krista Kottraba shares her favortie smoothie recipe with us, no measuring required! Frozen banana (chop a fresh banana and then freeze ) Frozen mixed berries 1/2 carton low fat yogurt, your flavor of choice! 100% Orange juice (best fresh squeezed!) Fill frozen fruit in the cup you will … Read More

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