Have some butter with your veggies! -CHRIS KRESSER L.AC

Yes, yes, I’m supposed to be on sabbatical but sometimes I just can’t resist. A Swedish study recently published in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health found that eating fruits and vegetables didn’t lower the risk of coronary heart disease… unless said fruits and vegetables were consumed with high-fat dairy products! Why would this be? The answer…

By Shane Young May 10, 2013 | 

Exercise & Fitness / Welcome!

Welcome to the Team!

Welcome to the Team! We are thrilled to welcome Leslie Hyun Kim to the Ascend Body team. My dedication to the fitness and wellness industry is the natural outgrowth from an innate love of competitive sports that was fostered in me as a child. I’m an athlete, not a spectator; my body loves to be…

By Shane Young May 1, 2013 | 


ALIGNED, the 7-week Transformational Program   MORE purpose, more power, more authenticity, freedom and happiness.  You know you are destined for greatness and you sense that you’re here to play a bigger game.  You’re ready to experience your ultimate life… but how? Like many, you probably feel overwhelmed and uncertain about what steps to take to manifest your dreams and…

By Shane Young April 2, 2013 | 


Three Secrets Your Body Is Telling You with Rony Reingold

This 60 minute interactive FREE Talk is for you if you want to feel strong in your body and if you want to:

* Show up more authentically in every area of your life * Feel more connected to your body and proud of it’s strength and wisdom * Take back control of your life and become aligned with your inner SHINE

By Shane Young March 29, 2013 | 

Active / Exercise & Fitness / Movitation / Positive Thinking

Our Dream, Your Dream

Hello Everyone… As our Indigogo Campaign is gaining momentum, please check out our video if you haven’t already and help us inspire change. Inspiring Change in our lives… To be more than what you already are, whether that is to have well developed muscles, nice abs, to fit into your favorite pair of jeans with ease, or…

By Shane Young February 17, 2013 | 


Mandalas for Goal Setting

Creating a mandala is a way to put dreams and goals into action. From a place of playful creation, envision your goals and your life in a way that feels great, we’ll help you to create your own personal mandala. Event: CREATING YOUR DREAM- Mandalas for goal setting and wellness Part lecture, part creative fun….

By Shane Young February 17, 2013 | 

Announcements / Videos

Score a Free Kitchen Makeover!

Our new home at 16th and Mission Streets is about three times the space of our previous digs. We’ve got exciting plans for using all of this extra space, including giving back to our communities in a meaningful way. To fully realize our vision, we’ve launched a fundraising campaign on Indiegogo called “Foundations of Wellness.”

By Shane Young January 27, 2013 | 

Active / Movitation / Positive Thinking

Self Love Keeps You Fit

  Your thoughts have a profound effect on every aspect of your life.  This includes your health, your emotional state, your life path, and your ability to succeed.  Most people think about what they don’t want the majority of the time. Unfortunately, negative thinking acts to draw the very thing they don’t want towards them. …

By Shane Young January 19, 2013 | 


New Year, New Home — and a New Party on January 25

Exciting news: Starting February 1, we’re going to be in a much larger space — the entire fourth floor of 2973 16th Street, at the corner of Mission. We’ll have a 3,500 square foot home for our community of health and wellness, offering fitness and coaching work in an authentic, meaningful way. This means a party…

By Shane Young January 5, 2013 | 


April Events at Ascend

Hello Friends!

This month’s calendar looks like fun already, and we wanted to share the news with you!

By Shane Young January 2, 2013 | 


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