Historical systemic racism in the Twin Cities: Housing & real estate, by Coach Chris I’ve lived in the Twin Cities since I was in the 4th grade. I love it here. I’ve lived in the suburbs, I’ve lived in Uptown MPLS, Lauderdale, and now in the Midway neighborhood in St. Paul. I’ve always thought of… Continue reading Historical systemic racism in the Twin Cities: Housing & real estate
Recovering from a tough workout doesn’t have to be rocket science. With a little bit of forethought and intention, you can bounce back after tough workouts faster and have the energy you need to tackle your day to day tasks. Like most aspects of health, there are a handful of key elements that are going… Continue reading Question of the Week: How can I recover faster after workouts?
Ruth is a Ripple Effect OG. She was doing personal training with Coach Chris for about 5 months, before RECF had even found a space! She’s also incredibly thoughtful, kind, and makes us laugh constantly. We’ve seen her make amazing progress in her strength, mobility, and confidence over the past 18 months through a mix… Continue reading Client Stories: Ruth K.
At this point in this current pandemic, many people are finding themselves in one of two situations; You have concerns about returning to your previous gym due to safety concerns You haven’t been exercising and this pandemic has shown you how important it is to start to make your health and fitness a priority. There’s… Continue reading Your New Gym
Who We Want at Ripple Effect The COVID pandemic illustrated for all of us how incredibly important our physical health is. Healthy, fit humans are less likely to get sick, more resilient when they do get sick, and generally enjoy a much higher quality of life. Chronic disease sucks, especially when there’s a virus floating… Continue reading Who We Want at RECF
Why I Started Ripple Effect, by Coach Chris It’s officially been one year since our first class at Ripple Effect! On June 13th we had our first group classes. Bike, burpees, squats, and pull ups. It was an awesome day! One year later, it’s been quite a ride. A pandemic, a worldwide civil rights movement,… Continue reading Why I Started Ripple Effect
This pandemic is a major life event for all of us. It’s thrown our schedules, activities, relationships, and everyday life into a completely different track, with little warning. Similar to a new child, a new job, moving, a death in the family, or a painful break up, this will have a lasting impact on each… Continue reading Keep Moving That Dirt: Fitness During a Pandemic
Imagine life is a pool. Or maybe more accurately, an ocean. Sometimes it’s calm and peaceful, and sometimes it’s tumultuous and it takes everything you have to hold your head above water. No matter who you are, if you want to make it through the storms and keep swimming, there are a couple of important… Continue reading Don’t t Rely on the Lifeguard to Save You
Working out at Home: Everything you need to know!Tips for working out at home & how to set up a home gym With gyms closing around the world to help stop the spread of the pandemic, more people than ever before are going to be venturing into the world of at-home workouts. This is our… Continue reading Working Out at Home: Everything You Need to Know to Get Started!
By Coach Chris, CF-L2, PN-1 This week, a friend of mine texted me this question: “Is it true that exercising makes it harder to lose weight?” She had been commenting on a post about weight loss & exercise in a Facebook group for physicians, and one of the other commenters continually stated that “exercise makes… Continue reading “Does exercise make it harder to lose weight?”