Darrick & Eddie

Darrick has lost 21 lbs in the last 8 wks. Eddie has lost 24lbs. These guys come to the gym 6 days a week, and have turned old bad habits into new good ones! Darrick's parents died young in their 50's from heart attacks, and he said "not me!" and started a lifestyle change back in the spring. Both say having a buddy to work out with really helps. 

Darrick Smith

Darrick has lost 21 lbs in the last 8 wks. With the help of friends Sam and Eddie, the three have accepted the challenge of "the process". Darrick's parents both died young in their 50's, and he decided back in the spring that he's not going down that road! Eddie has lost 24lbs! These hard-working people deserve a high-five!

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

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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.

Doug & Dianne Williams

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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.

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!

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