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Meet Bryce! From Yoga Practitioner to Movement Specialist!

    From Yoga Practitioner to Movement Specialist “For a long time strength/conditioning and skill acquisition relative to sports was my life. When I completed school and realized I wasn’t going to the NFL I began to compete in power lifting. Powerlifting helped me understand the mechanisms behind developing strength, but left me immobile and…

By Shane Young October 9, 2018 | 

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The 3 Major Benefits of Rotational Movements

Hey Ascend family! You know, coming from the world of classic body building I wasn’t really used to a lot of rotational movements until I joined Ascend. However, since I’ve joined the team I’ve learned about all the cool and important benefits of rotation. Recently I just finished a RIP-trainer TRX class. There, I learned…

By Shane Young September 24, 2018 | 

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Will Weight Training Make Women Bulky?

Why I Strength Train (And why I think you should, too!)  Many of my clients are women. In fact, much of my coaching practice is focused on helping women feel better about themselves – both physically AND mentally. I want all my clients believing they are strong, capable badasses (because they ARE!)    With that…

By Danielle June 27, 2018 | 

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Quick & Easy Post-Workout Sandwich

Hey guys, what’s up?   Listen- does the following situation sound familiar? You finished your workout, got home 30 minutes after, immediately felt hungry, but couldn’t stomach the thought of another shake… Plus there was no time for preparation.   We’ve all have been there, am I right?   Today, I came up with a…

By Marvin April 2, 2018 | 

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Rise Up to the New You 2018

  We’ve all heard the rumors about 30 day challenges – the results won’t last, they’re just trying to sell you something, you aren’t allowed to actually eat. Today we’re putting those rumors to rest once and for all. You don’t have to live on grapefruit and high priced protein shakes for a month or…

By Shane Young January 11, 2018 | 

Exercise & Fitness / FITNESS & WELLNESS / food / Nutrition / Recipes / Restoration / Sleep

Healthy Apple Walnut Thanksgiving Turkey

Hey Ascenders, it’s big bird time! Thanksgiving is right around the corner, which means quality time wth family, helping those in need and (obviously), chowing down on great food. But here’s the thing: It’s great to enjoy your food, but enjoying your meal does not equal overeating. You always have a choice. It’s not about…

By Marvin November 22, 2017 | 

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Weight Loss During Thanksgiving: Staying on Track Part 2

  November is chugging along and turkey day is quickly approaching. That means lots and lots of pie, mashed potatoes and gravy are all right around the corner. For those of us trying to stay on track with weight loss, the upcoming feast is part blessing, part temptation. So let’s continue where we left off…

By Marie November 13, 2017 | 

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Weight Loss during Thanksgiving: Staying on Track Part 1

We all know how the holidays can derail even the strongest fitness plans. For many people, the time between Thanksgiving and New Years is full of family, fun, and lots and lots of eating! The weather also gets colder, which makes it tempting to stay inside, watch Netflix and order Chinese food.   The math…

By Marie November 6, 2017 | 

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Pump(kin) Smoothie

  October is nearly over. But before turning on your slow winter mode, it’s Halloween and pumpkin time! Scary creatures, but even more important: Sweets and candies. Who doesn’t love them? Yeah, we do too, but as with everything all has it’s time. Don’t stress out if you catch yourself reaching into the bag full…

By Marvin October 27, 2017 | 

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Get the #1 Habit That Will Help You Lose Fat

We are so inspired by the success of our 2017 Fall into Fitness Challenge participants. It’s been an incredibly positive and uplifting experience to play a role in empowering our participants to achieve their fitness and wellness goals. Most of our participants lost over 8 pounds and reported greater mental clarity and better food choices….

By Shane Young October 9, 2017 | 

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