Interval Run by Annie B. (this one is a doozy!)

Author: Ridge Personal Trainer Annie Barber Here is a running workout I did last week..maybe a little more challenging than most but you can always modify! Jog 1 mile at 6.5 mph mile 1-1.25: 7 mph mile 1.25-1.5: 7.5 mph mile 1.5-1.75: sprints at 8 mph (sprint 20 seconds, rest … Read More

To do or not to do? Backwards Exercising Explained

Thanks to Ridge Personal Trainer Desiree Dejongh for finding this article for us that reveals the reality of “backwards exercising.” No Gain in Backward Exercise, Experts Say By Liz Neporent On a recent Monday night at the New York Sports Club on Wall Street, a woman was turned around on … Read More

Lions, Tigers, Teddy Grahams, Oh My!

Back in September I joined the 20lb Challenge and it changed my life.  I lost 20lbs and began to crave exercise.  I actually can honestly say, “I love to exercise!”  Minus abs, I hate ab work!  My weight loss was going great and I was hoping to lose another 20 … Read More

A New Day

If there is one thing I took away from the first 20lb Challenge back in September it is that, “Everyday is a New Day.”  Josh Palmer told me that during one of our first nutritional meetings.  Of course you do need to be accountable if you slipped up the day … Read More

Guest Blogger coming your way!

Exciting news…we are going to have a new guest blogger, January!  January was one of our successful 20 Pound Challenge participants and is now continuing her success by training with Krista.  She’ll be blogging about the highs, lows, struggles, and joys of reaching her goal weight, being a mom, and … Read More

Lower Your Risk!

Author: Ridge Personal Trainer Annie Barber Type 2 Diabetes is a common disease that can harm your health in many ways. In type 2 diabetes, either the body does not produce enough insulin or the cells ignore the insulin. Insulin is critical for the body to use glucose for energy … Read More

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

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