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Is Feeling Good- Good Enough?

Hi Ascenders! How are you feeling today? A lot of the time, we hear this question and answer it with an “Oh yeah, I’m fine” without even thinking about the answer, right? The truth is that, sometimes, the exact opposite is going on in our body, but we’re too proud to admit that something is…

By admin August 10, 2018 | 

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6 Tips for a Healthy 4th of July

The 4th of July is meant to be celebrated, but that doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice your beach bod in the process. These 6 tips will help you navigate the BBQ and stay healthy during the holiday.    1. Get a Workout In! Before you fire up the grill, fire up your buns! Come…

By Shane Young July 4, 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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Rainbow Power Salad

June is all about rainbow power. And, delicious as it is, we’re not just talking about this salad! It’s Gay Pride Month, and we’re in celebration mode here at Ascend Body. This month is all about honoring the diversity that makes our gym, our city and our world, such a rich and beautiful place.  …

By Marvin June 6, 2018 | 

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Sweet Potato Dream

Hey Ascend family! It’s about time for a new recipe featuring our favorite secret weapon: the sweet potato. Most of the time we like them crunchy. But fries are just one of many possibilities when it comes to sweet potatoes.  Today we want to present you with a different taste by combining sweet potatoes with…

By Marvin June 1, 2018 | 

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Paleo Bread & Butter

Hey Ascenders! Do you like bread? As a German, I grew up eating it my entire life. And even if I know it’s not really the healthiest, nothing beats a hot loaf of bread! Plus, the recipe options are endless.. You can throw together a sandwich, or just butter up a slice and eat it…

By Marvin May 4, 2018 | 

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Healthy Mango Sorbet

Can you feel the summer breeze? It’s almost May, and San Francisco is getting warmer every day! Lately I’ve been seeing a lot of summery promises on fitness social media. You know what I’m talking about- those too good to be true programs that promise you a six pack in 4 weeks. Of course, if…

By Marvin April 30, 2018 | 

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Power Mushrooms

It’s always surprising to us to see how many people don’t pay attention to getting the right vitamins and minerals in their diet. Often times, people get lost in the forest of macros (think protein, carbs and fat), and forget to pay attention to the trees. To be clear: Yes, we need fats and protein….

By Marvin April 19, 2018 | 

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DIY Healthy Bounty Chocolate Bar

We got jummy jummy in our tummy. Especially when we talk about sweets like Bounty chocolate bars. Often times, the nutritional profile of candy is less than stellar.  Luckily, in this case, many of the Bounty bar ingredients aren’t all that bad for you. Coconut is one of them. A regular Bounty bar is 22%…

By Marvin April 13, 2018 | 

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Marvin’s Green Dream Shake

When I came up with the idea to create the green dream shake, I aimed high. The shake had to be: Mostly fatty based (containing essential fatty acids) but still sweet Easy to make Made with ingredients that are available year-round High micronutrient density  Vegan Natural fat burning and testosterone boosting ingredients  Prevent blood sugar…

By Marvin March 14, 2018 | 

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