How to See Results Quicker

By Kimberly Paradis, Certified Personal Trainer at Glacial Ridge Wellness Center I hear it all the time; some of us are just not satisfied with our weight, size, strength, or body composition. We set goals to lose weight and get healthier, but we hardly see any results and especially not when we would like to see…

My Fitness Experience

“I’ve been working out at the Wellness Center for about 2 years. When I started I didn’t have a specific goal in mind besides getting in better shape. I started out slow by just walking on the treadmill. After a couple months, I got the courage to try a Yoga class. That’s when I met Shannon;…

Improving Health and Decreasing Medication Through Exercise

“I joined the Wellness Center to incorporate exercise into my daily routine. The Wellness Center offers multiple classes and I enjoy the ones that each individual can work at their own level of activity by doing more reps or using heavier weights. (Stations are my favorite!) Adding personal training sessions to my workout is helping…

Have a Happy and Healthy Thanksgiving

By Kim Paradis, Certified Personal Trainer, Glacial Ridge Wellness Center November is here and that means the holidays, time spent with family, and of course, a lot of food is right around the corner. Pies, turkey, potatoes, treats, and all the recipes to destroy a week of exercise will strike again. But this year does…

Breathe Your Way Through a Better Workout

By Mark Wilson, Certified Personal Trainer Common Breathing Mistakes: Chest Breathing– It’s common to see breathing through the top of the chest which forces the body to rely on muscles not built for the job. Relying on these ancillary muscles will weaken the diaphragm and cause it to fatigue quickly during exercise and will increase…

Challenging Ourselves with a Personal Trainer

“We started going to the gym about 2 years ago to get back to a healthy lifestyle that includes exercise. We started slowly by just walking on the treadmill, then progressed to trying out the evening aerobics class and even going to class on Saturday mornings. This past April, we decided to challenge ourselves to…

Get the Most Out of Your Workouts – and Life

By Marta Johnson, Certified Personal Trainer and Wellness Coach Do the work: If you don’t put in any effort, you won’t get anything in return. Try: If something is challenging or new, keep an open mind and just try it. Be patient: Sometimes you won’t get it right away and that’s ok. Keep trying. Don’t…

Breathe and Relax With Yoga

Shannon’s Nugget – Certified Personal Trainer Three years ago, I challenged myself to start doing yoga and then instruct what I’ve learned through sessions offered to Glacial Ridge Wellness Center members. The last full year has been the most productive and successful. From instructing a flip dog (look this one up!) to proper form, it…

Staying Active is Now Part of Daily Life

“Working with a personal trainer has helped me to achieve my own fitness goals, but I have also achieved things I never thought possible for myself. When I first started, I wanted to become more active, but the workouts and routines I tried in the past did not work for me. With the support and…

Less Can be More: Try Supersets!

Mindfulness with Mark – Certified Personal Trainer Whether it’s the duration of your routine or the weight of the resistance, “less can be more.” While the expression is true in many aspects of life, it couldn’t be truer than when it comes to your workout routine. If your strength training routine is lasting longer than…