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 | 


Eat Consciously

Have you ever heard of eating with your eyes closed? Imagine the difference in the experience of eating…. Most of us are talking or texting, looking at the computer or otherwise distracted. Give gratitude and appreciation for the food that you are eating, it gave it’s life to sustain yours. The feeling of being in…

By Shane Young December 17, 2012 | 

Active / Exercise & Fitness / Movitation / Positive Thinking / Nutrition / Restoration

The Snail

The snail has become or has always become my power animal. i have had a love affair with snails since childhood (2), i used to run around at day care and look for snails to get off of pathways to save them from being crushed by all that walk the path, including my self. fast…

By Shane Young December 13, 2012 | 

Nutrition / Tips

Holiday Health – Planning Ahead

Here’s a little story of what NOT to do, from me, to you this holiday season…. One of the things I teach over and over regarding food and nutrition is, plan ahead. Don’t get caught with a grumbling tummy and less than optimal food because of poor planning. Reaching for what’s convenient, be that going…

By Shane Young November 28, 2012 | 


Food safety & GMO’s

By Shane Young November 27, 2012 | 


7 Things Champions Eat for Breakfast

Breakfast can make or break your whole day — at least in terms of your metabolism. Skipping the first meal of the day slows your metabolism down for 24 hours and makes it hard to concentrate. This slowdown explains why people who make a habit of not eating breakfast — or only having coffee —…

By Shane Young November 15, 2012 | 

Active / Movitation / Positive Thinking / Tips

What are we really afraid of… The MIRROR? – Jator Pierre

Is it a possible that we hide in others aspects of ourselves that we are ashamed of, fearful of etc..? Is is possible What we judge in others as negative is actually the externalization of our own self judgment, but to hide from the truth we project this onto others to create separation from our…

By Shane Young November 2, 2012 | 


The Importance of Stabilization Phase

I recently had a friend ask me about a work out program called German Volume Training. He sent me the link and asked me to provide him with my thoughts and feedback. As a result, this new blog is born! After I took a look at the program outlined on the website , I sent…

By Shane Young October 23, 2012 |