Logan Harbin

Logan is a pre-nursing student at UAB, and when he's in town, he works out with his family at The Ridge Gym.  Logan completed his first half marathon in Nov, 2014, has finished several triathlons, and has lost 50 lbs over the last year.  Logan is committed to a healthier lifestyle, and keeping healthy goals as a college student is NOT easy!  Congratulations and keep up the good work!

Incredible Transformation

Incredible Transformation
Jeremy Hargrove

Hey my name is Jeremy Hargrove and here is a little bit of my story. I am 36 years old and I have made a total lifestyle change. I have always thought of myself as being somewhat of an athlete because I played high school sports, but I was completely wrong. I looked at myself in the mirror one day and did not like what I saw, and the scale was even worse. The scale read 250 lbs. the most I have ever weighed in my life. So I made a phone call that changed my life. In 20 weeks, I lost over 80 lbs. I have competed in my first Men’s Physique competition, and plan on doing many more. It has not been easy and I have had to have help along the way, but I have done it. If I can do it, anybody can do it. This is not me bragging about myself but an illustration of what can be done. I work 2 different jobs, full time night shift and a part time day shift, and we have 6 kids, 5 of them play sports. With being limited on free time, I still found a way to achieve my goals. NO EXCUSES! If you put in the hard work and dedication all your goals can be achieved as well.

Chris Deadlifts 505 lbs!

Chris Deadlifts 505 lbs!
Chris deadlifts 505 lbs

Contragulations to Chris for PRing at an amazing 505lbs!

Doug & Dianne Williams

Doug & Dianne Williams
2014 Warrior Dash

Doug is the ultimate cross-trainer. He swims, bikes, runs, and works out at The Ridge Gym! 5K & 10K road and trail racing, duathlons & triathlons, & obstacle races. He does it all!

Dianne runs both road and trails, bikes, does obstacle races & cross-trains at The Ridge. She's preparing for her first 1/2 marathon this spring!

We're very proud of both Doug & Dianne for their diehard, never stop attitude. Keep it up!

Another birthday, another milestone- Arnold Parrish

Arnold is 79 this month (July 2016). For his birthdays, he sets fitness goals like leg press, running, and push-ups. He and his wife, Laura, have been members here since 2007. What an inspirational man! Keep up the good work Arnold!
I have been a member for many years, and I think that it is a wonderful place that serves the community and it's members well. The improvements that have been made have been so positive and helpful for everyone. Thank you, Stephanie for taking such pride in the business to keep it going and growing.
— P.B. member since 2009

John and Stephanie DeFoe

We’ve lost a combined weight of 140 lbs! John and I started about 4 years ago trying to lose weight and get healthy. We’ve each lost about 70 lbs, and live completely different lives. It is a continued battle, but one we fight hard every day. We’re active, eat healthier, and The Ridge has been an integral part of our transformation. All this has led us to becoming the proud new owners of The Ridge Gym and Fitness Center.
— Stephanie DeFoe, age 41
It is easy to come in and workout when I need to. I was working out at another gym and showing some progress, but then their hours changed and I could not go as often. So I joined The Ridge, and I love it! It is easy to come in and workout when I need to.”
— – J.T., age 26
I finally took the time to do something for me. For the last year, I have been coming to The Ridge, and I feel better than I have felt in years. I finally took the time to do something for me, and I know it has made a big difference in my health.
— – L.N., age 46