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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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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 admin 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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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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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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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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Paleo Tuna, Avocado, Plantain Salad

Are salads boring? Not unless we’re talking about the classic garden salad, which generally features some mixed greens, a few tomatoes and a big dollop of dressing. Aside from being bland, simple salads also lack a bunch of minerals and vitamins, and are largely composed of water.    The problem with a meal that lacks……

By Marvin February 14, 2018 | 

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