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Best Personal Trainer: Mini’s House of Pain

Mini’s House of Pain is not your typical gym or place to get a workout in when you feel like it. Clients who are a part of the House of Pain family are part of a committed team — no fad diets and quick fix work outs. The staff  believes in lifestyle changes starting with […]

Comments Off / May 07, 2014 | Posted in Best of 2013 | Read More »

Local trainer wants you to be the Biggest Loser

Sharon Thompson of El Dorado Hills is an official Biggest Loser Pro. She achieves success by customizing plans to each client'€™s abilities and personal goals and incorporating the best of weight training, kickboxing, plyometrics and yoga to achieve optimal results. Courtesy photo

By Lynn Machon Following an extensive application and evaluation process, local personal trainer Sharon Thompson, CPT, founder of Thompson Training, has been selected by NBC/Biggest Loser executives to function as an official Biggest Loser Pro. Thompson, who lives in El Dorado Hills, will serve as the Northern California expert for the “The Biggest Loser Live […]

3 Comments / February 03, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Animal Services investigates dog trainer

El Dorado County Animal Services is investigating a Placerville dog trainer after allegations of abuse arose last week. Animal Services Chief Henry Brzezinski said Regina Collins, of El Dorado Hills, filed a formal complaint Jan. 3 against Ridley K9 Academy, alleging her 3-month-old standard poodle Chance was abused over a span of several days. Because the […]

Comments Off / January 11, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

EDH woman kicks off Beat Cancer Boot Camp

El Dorado Hills fitness pro Andrea Clark has started a chapter of Beat Cancer Boot Camp. It kicks off with a presentation on Sunday, June 7, at Silva Valley Elementary. Village Life photo by Julie Samrick

Andrea Clark combined her passion for fitness and a desire to help those living with cancer diagnoses by starting the newest chapter of the national organization Beat Cancer Boot Camp. Clark, 37, is a personal trainer, a certified cross fit trainer and she holds a college degree in exercise science. The mother of four said […]

Comments Off / June 01, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Best financial advisor: Catherine Dudley

With a head for numbers and a heart for helping people, Ameriprise financial advisor Catherine Dudley has made a successful career out of helping people make their financial goals a reality. Dudley acts as her clients’ “personal trainer,” helping them stay accountable and keeping them focused on their financial goals. Her experience and knowledge in tax, […]

Comments Off / April 29, 2015 | Posted in Best of 2014 | Read More »

Joint barre, indoor cycling studios get people moving

FitRIDE instructor Claire Alano leads her students in a class. Members spin with their lower body as they target the upper body with free weights. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

There’s a new exercise craze offered at thebodybar(re) and fitRIDE, partnering El Dorado Hills exercise studios that share more than just a lobby. Members are encouraged to shape, sculpt and tone with the barre method, alternating the next day with a variety of high-intensity, spinning “party on a bike” classes across the hall at fitRIDE. […]

Comments Off / November 09, 2014 | Posted in Business | Read More »

Best Sports Club: El Dorado Hills Sports Club

Village Life photo by Noel Stack

El Dorado Hills Sports Club General Manager Stephanie Ward wants her clients “wowed” on a daily basis. That experience begins with a smiling face and a friendly greeting. Then it’s on to the business of hitting the weights, sweating it out in Zumba and/or swimming laps in the pool. Whatever exercise routine clients chose, Ward […]

Comments Off / May 07, 2014 | Posted in Best of 2013 | Read More »

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