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Grilled Honey Sriracha Chicken Bowl

INGREDIENTS: 2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts ½ cup honey ¼ cup olive oil 2 tablespoons sriracha Kosher salt Freshly ground black pepper 2 (6 ounce) boxes Long Grain and Wild Rice 2 avocados, sliced 1 bunch scallions, chopped Crumbled queso fresco INSTRUCTIONS: Combine honey, olive oil, and sriracha in a small mixing bowl. Season…

By Shane Young March 3, 2017 | 

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The Power of Intentions Part 2: Promises

So recently we’ve been talking a lot about INTENTIONS vs Resolutions.  About 6 months ago I started seeing a new mind-body coach named Steve and we began doing a lot of deep cathartic work together. My whole career I’ve been blessed with amazing mentors and Steve is becoming one of them. I believe in soaking…

By Shane Young January 13, 2017 | 

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The Power of Intentions

6 steps for successfully creating and getting to the groove of your intentions: (The first 3 of 6) Hey hey good morning! Can you remember a time that you accomplished something, but it was incredibly hard? The whole damn thing was just… hard? Has there been a time you can remember accomplishing something and it…

By Shane Young January 9, 2017 | 

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How to Speed and Support Your Metabolic Rate

Understanding Metabolic Rate There are many factors that effect your metabolic rate such as your daily activity level, dietary choices, lean muscle mass, stress levels, nutritional supplements, age, sleep patterns, etc.  This post is not an attempt to provide a complete summary of everything you could possibly do to speed your metabolism in support of…

By Shane Young December 28, 2016 | 

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Muscle Memory – How Does It Work?

Muscle memory is a term that often pops up in the fitness and health industry, and yet its relevance is often disputed amongst different fitness professionals. Even though this term often refers to the way in which our brain remembers repetitive movement, such as learning to play a song on a guitar or to touch…

By Shane Young December 19, 2016 | 

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Shane’s 7 Healthy Summer Tips

  Get Outside and Put Your Feet in the Dirt! The season is changing and it’s time to stop hiding behind your computer, get outside, and plan something fun! I dare you to do something you haven’t done before. Hike a mountain, try surfing, host a picnic in the park! Summer is about making memories…

By Shane Young June 28, 2016 | 

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Easter Bonnets and Bunny Tails – A Special Workout

“Easter Bonnets & Bunny Tails” is a special workout hosted by Ascend Body. There will be a lot of sweat but in the end, only one team will take home the “ASCEND BUNNY!” Choose your Team Captain wisely! WHEN: Sat, March 26th at 9am (Meet at Ascend Body) WHERE: Meet at the studio at 9am or…

By Shane Young March 8, 2016 | 

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Meet our newest Warrior of the Week: Kimberly Kung

Kimberly joined us here at Ascend in July and is one of our most dedicated Boosters! She had been searching for a place where she could get her body moving but she wan’t interested in a typical gym environment. We’re super excited to have her here and to help her achieve her fitness goals, one…

By Shane Young January 28, 2016 | 

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Feel Better with Exercise

(Photo by Stuart Locklear Photography) When we talk about the benefits of regular exercise, we tend to focus on physical rather than emotional, mental, and spiritual benefits. Trust me… rock hard abs, solid glutes, and strong, lean arms are only the beginning of getting up and getting going! Exercise absolutely transforms the way you feel…

By Shane Young August 18, 2015 | 

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5 Flat Tummy Myths and 3 Steps to Rock Hard Abs

Sure, it’s August, but that doesn’t mean summer’s over in San Francisco! You and I both know there will be plenty more opportunities to throw off your shirt and show it off. The sun’s out, the days are still long, and the Bay Area is ripe with opportunities and sun-filled adventures. Plus, if last December…

By Shane Young August 13, 2015 |