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…

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…

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…

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…

You May be Neglecting a Vitally Important Part of Fitness

Instructor Angle: By Kim McClintock, Certified Personal Trainer Flexibility is a much neglected but vitally important part of a fitness routine. Not only does it increase a muscle’s range of motion around a joint, it also aids in recovery and makes your muscles more effective at gaining strength. That stiffness and tightness that you may…

“You Look so Healthy!”

“For the past year, I’ve been working with a personal trainer at the Glacial Ridge Wellness Center and it has more than met my expectations. As I was getting older, I realized I was not as strong as I used to be. I knew I needed to work on my upper body strength so I…

Interval Training for Busy People and Haters of Long Workouts

Trainers Corner: By Chris Ludwig, Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) and Certified Personal Trainer Maybe you’re like me and feel like it’s not physically possible to run for more than about 10 minutes straight without collapsing (okay, maybe 20 minutes tops!). Maybe you lead a busy life and just don’t have 45 minutes to…

Personal Trainers Helped Me Achieve Unbelievable Results

A Four-Month Personal Training Challenge was issued by Glacial Ridge Wellness Center last December for individuals interested in giving personal training a try. The individual with the best results, including most body fat lost, and overall strengthening and endurance improvements, would win the challenge. Personal Trainers – Chris, Shannon and Kim – would like to…

Why weight loss is a not a good goal

Instructor Angle: By Kim McClintock, Certified Personal Trainer That’s right, weight loss is not a good goal. Now before you freak out and quit reading, let me explain. Losing weight can be a wonderful goal, for some it is mandatory for having a longer, healthier life. My main concern with the weight loss goal is…