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Fall Nutrition Tips!

Fall Nutrition Tips! Each season of the year, we look at an element and a pair of organs. The primary organ we focus on is the Yin organ, the Yang organ is also affected in any given season. During the Fall the primary organs we look at are the Lungs and Large Intestine. (Some of…

By Shane Young October 15, 2018 | 

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

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 | 

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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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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 | 

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The Benefits of a Ketogenic Diet

Hi Ascenders!   There are so many ways of eating right…or wrong. With all the diets out there, how do you know which one to follow? While we won’t pretend that there’s one right answer, this week we want to present you with one diet that our nutritionist, Marvin, highly recommends: the ketogenic diet.   …

By Marvin August 15, 2018 | 

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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 Marvin August 10, 2018 | 

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How to Lose Weight (and keep it off!)

Sustainable Weight Loss (goes beyond food!) Calories in vs calories out isn’t the whole story when it comes to weight loss. You can eat kale for breakfast, lunch and dinner and still not see the results you’re looking for. Sustainable weight loss encompasses more than merely diet. Of course, it’s important that we fuel ourselves with…

By Shane Young August 3, 2018 | 

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Peanut Butter Honey Chicken

Happy 4th of July America! Time to get the BBQ out and grill all our favorite meats. My first pick for healthy meat is definitely chicken. When it’s high quality, chicken is one of the best lean protein sources we have on this planet. Now what’s one of the worst mistake we can make on…

By Marvin July 3, 2018 | 

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Lime Shrimp Salad

Hey Ascenders!   We need to cool down! As the weather heats up this summer it’s important to keep our bodies hydrated. That means more water, and more minerals! Today’s healthy Paleo salad contains tons of minerals and H20.  Vegetables in general are mostly made up of water, minerals and vitamins.   Leafy greens are…

By Marvin June 29, 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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