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Author: Ridge Personal Trainer Jackie Corcoran My husband and I spent last weekend in West Yellowstone, MT (a town that is an entry point into Yellowstone National Park.) It is a scenic 45 minute drive from our home. We make this trip every Winter to cross country ski on their incredibly groomed trails. Sunday morning was slow … Read More

Would you workout if money was on the line?

Author: Ridge Personal Trainer Jackie Corcoran Part of my job is constantly trying to figure out what motivates people to reach their goals.  Just like a teacher uses several teaching methods to get through to each student, I have to use different methods to motivate my clients. This is a … Read More

Counting The Gains

Author: Guest Blogger & Ridge Member January H. I am sure many of you have seen the new Special K commercial that sends the message “it is not about losing weight but what you gain.”  When I first saw this on January 1st it really hit home for me.  Sometimes … Read More

Health and Longevity Linked to HAPPINESS

Author: Ridge Personal Trainer Annie Barber In a past issue of IDEA magazine I discovered an article emphasizing the importance of happiness.  Happy people live longer and are healthier overall. Instead of trying to find happiness by eliminating the negative (stress, anxiety, weight) we need to focus on enjoyment, find … Read More

Pretty Toes

I got spoiled at the Spa Ridge today. Heidi Vasquez, one of our talented pedicurists/manicurists made my toes pretty! With her undivided loving attention, she softened my calloused heals in a warm foot bath and then exfoliated and massaged my feet and calves–an exquisite experience. Just when I thought it … Read More

Stop Exercising & Start Training!

Everyday I watch people come into the Ridge and do the same exercises the same way over and over. It’s like I’m Bill Murray in Groundhog Day. (I’m waiting for someone to fall off of a stair mill and I have to catch them everyday.) This is exercise people; this … Read More

What Does A Personal Trainer Eat?

Author: Ridge Personal Trainer Annie Barber Nutrition is very important when it comes to overall well-being, health and fitness. We all know the basics: eat good grains, lots of fruits and vegetables, stay away from processed foods, etc. There is so much information out there it can be overwhelming. Instead … Read More

50 Shades of Grey Workout

Author: Ridge Personal Trainer Desiree Dejongh                     10 Dumbbell Pushups 10 Dumbbell Chest Presses 10 Bicep Curls 10 Tricep Extensions 10 Upright Rows *Repeat 5x 10 Hamstring Curls 10 Dumbbell Squats 10 Dumbbell Lunges 10 Calf Raises 10 Leg Presses *Repeat … Read More

Take The Power Back!

Author: Ridge Personal Trainer Jackie Corcoran The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently forecasted that 42% of the U.S. population will be obese by 2030. Our country is in a health crisis. For reasons unknown to me, I must do something about it. With the support of The … Read More

What is 60 minutes?

Author: Desiree Dejongh, Ridge Personal Trainer What is 60 minutes of exercise anyway? *400-600 calories burned *A challenge followed by immediate satisfaction *As long as American Idol…and usually more entertaining *Immunity booster (which=time saver) *Much more fun than an hour of therapy *LIFE SAVING So, the real question is not … Read More

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