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

Lecture at The Emerson this Thursday

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Ridge Personal Trainer Jackie Corcoran found this event in The Bozone, check it out! Lecture: Robyn O’Brien; The Unhealthy Truth About Our Food Emerson Center for the Arts and Culture Thu: Jul 26, 2012 at 7:30 pm       Robyn O’Brien, food advocate and author of “The Unhealthy Truth: … 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

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

Back to Basics…

Today I started logging my food on mynetdiary.com again.  I found this tool to be very useful during the first 20lb Challenge I did last fall.  I have talked to a few other successful participants and logging food was a main component of their weight loss success.  I have heard … Read More

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