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Intro to Integrative Nutrition Coaching: Elevate Your Health!

by Rachel, Head Nutrition Coach We know you’ve been curious, so here is a quick intro to illuminate how our Nutrition offerings will benefit you. Integrative Nutrition and Holistic Health approaches are quickly making way into our lives to guide us to meet our goals. And thank goodness! Life is

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Immune Boosting Foods: Vitamin C for Longevity

by Rachel, Head Nutrition Coach Well, it’s here! The winter months are upon us in Minnesota and the cold is quickly guiding us inside for the season. Also the time of year when illness tends to ramp up. As a community working to keep everyone feeling comfortable like washing hands,

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Holidays + Bone Broth: Up Level Flavor & Good Feelings

by Rachel, Lead Nutrition Coach It’s the most wonderful time of the year… and we want you to feel your absolute best! So we have one very simple way to boost your protein to have a balance of energy with the festive delectable sweet treats.  Holidays are a time for

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Coaching Our Coaches: Staff Development at RECF

by Coach Chris Quality is vitally important at Ripple Effect. Quality movement, quality relationships, quality space & equipment — and quality coaches! Not just in technical acumen and knowledge, we also want the best humans we can find. Not to brag, but…we have some of the best humans around on

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You Don’t Need to Be “In Shape” to Start

One thing I hear frequently from folks when they hear I own a gym is, “I’ve been thinking about joining a gym, but I feel like I need to get in better shape first.” Or some variation of “Oh, I could never handle a workout like that, I’m not fit enough!”

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What My FitBit Taught Me About Sleep

Over the summer I bought myself a FitBit Versa 3 wearable fitness tracker. These smart watches have been around for many years now, but I never took the plunge on buying one. I decided to give it a try this year, since so many of my clients have them and

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Parents: It’s OK to Prioritize Yourself

Parents are always supposed to put their kids first. Right?  I’m going to go ahead and disagree with that.  As parents we’re ingrained with the idea that we’re supposed to ignore our own needs to make sure our kids have all our attention and energy.  But…YOU have needs, too!  There’s

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Why We Share Our Gender Pronouns in Class

Why We Share Our Gender Pronouns in Class by Lianna Cotant, RECF member At Ripple Effect, every class we introduce ourselves. We ask for folks to share their name, and then give the option to share their pronouns if they’d like. So, why do we have our members do this?

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Meet Our First Scholarship Recipient!

Last fall we announced our new scholarship program, the Ripple Effect Leadership in Fitness scholarship. Our intent was to provide $500 in financial assistance to a BIPOC college student who is pursuing a career in health & fitness. You can read more about the “Why” on the scholarship page. We’re

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