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How to Focus During Your Workout and Life

Hey Ascenders! How are you doing today? Good? Only good? Or awesome?   If you’re just feeling good, well, then maybe one reason is that you get distracted too often. The idea to write about this topic came up after a couple of my last sessions. However, it resonates with me as I grew up…

By Shane Young October 5, 2018 | 

Active / Exercise & Fitness / Tips / Uncategorized

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 | 

FITNESS & WELLNESS / food / Nutrition / Tips / Uncategorized

Get Fat to Get Lean: Start With What You’re Made Of, a Fat Guide

Fats. The biggest problem with them is that there are so many of them and I get it: People get confused. Everybody out there is telling a different story, they talk about “healthy” and “bad” fat and try to put complex things in categories. Not the worst approach, but let’s try to get some real…

By Marvin August 24, 2018 | 

Active / FITNESS & WELLNESS / Movitation / Positive Thinking / Nutrition / Tips / Uncategorized

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 Marvin August 10, 2018 | 

Active / FITNESS & WELLNESS / Tips

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 | 

Active / food / Nutrition / Recipes / Tips

Coconut Chocolate Chip Paleo Bars

We’re all crazy for coconuts at Ascend Body. Coconuts are full of saturated fat, which feed your brain and make your bones stronger. Those are just two reasons we should all be eating saturated fats- check out 7 more here. Yes, you read this right, you need them. Our bodies can produce saturated fats out of…

By Marvin June 29, 2018 | 

food / Nutrition / Recipes / Tips

Paleo Burger Buns

Happy Friday Ascend family! It’s summer, and if you’re anything like me you’re celebrating the warm weather with (too) many BBQs.  But though burgers are a great source of protein, the gluten packed buns can mess up your diet. Don’t get me wrong, sometimes you should allow yourself to enjoy the whole package: French fries,…

By Marvin June 22, 2018 | 

food / Nutrition / Recipes / Tips

Chocolate Carrot Balls

Ascenders! There are 3 major things we can’t get enough of: Love, laughter and chocolate! Natural based chocolate is a great antioxidant deliverer and contains a lot of healthy fat. Today we are going to combine chocolate with quickly digestible carbs. Here’s why: when you burn all your energy after an intense workout out of…

By Marvin June 15, 2018 | 

FITNESS & WELLNESS / food / Nutrition / Recipes / Tips / Uncategorized

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 | 

FITNESS & WELLNESS / food / Nutrition / Recipes / Tips / Uncategorized

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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