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 of which is running a 5k in under 30 minutes. Watch Kimberly’s video to see what she has to say about her experience and the progress she’s made here at Ascend Body!
This is my story…
When I moved to San Francisco few months ago, I was looking for a place to help me become stronger, lose unwanted fat, improve my posture and be part of the holistic community. I should say that I was lucky to have found Ascend Body. From the moment, I walked into the studio and met Shane and his team, I knew that this is going to be the right place for me. What really made me join Ascend, was their holistic and integrative approach of combining fitness, nutrition, restoration and mindfulness into their program.
Since, I am a vegetarian, it has always been a tough battle for me to gain muscle while keeping fat in check. With Shane’s assistance, I was able to completely overhaul my nutrition plan. I realized that lot of my meals in the past had tons of sugar and carbs. And those easy to grab protein bars when you are hungry were actually the worst. I changed my food habits to include a clean diet that had good carbs, organic veggies, fruits and nuts. I complemented my diet change plan with the Boost workout training at least 3 times a week and stretching exercises to improve my posture and reduce pain. Simple and easy to do, things like, drinking more water, sleeping for at least 7 hours, meditating and getting massage, made a huge difference. I started seeing positive results both outside and inside.
When I weighed myself a month later, I was surprised that I had lost 10 pounds of fat while becoming stronger. Along with loosing fat, I was able to bid farewell to Ms. Stress and welcomed Mr. Energizing Bunny (and guess what, I don’t drink coffee.) This new energy inspired me to write a humorous book to make people laugh, called ~ 69 Hilarious Guests in just 14 days. I could have taken this renewed energy back into the corporate environment or I could use it to do something better and that’s when I decided to join Ascend’s team as their CDO (Chief Development Officer).
Living a holistic lifestyle is a continuous process and I am happy that I am in good hands.
Milesh Milan Jain
Riga came to us back in August, she was looking to loose some weight and also to add strength and weight training to her fitness routine. Riga has been faithfully attending our Semi-Private sessions and, in just a few short weeks was already seeing awesome results. Watch Riga’s video and see what she has to say about her trainers and her overall fitness experience here at Ascend Body.
Congratulations Riga, all your hard work and dedication has certainly paid off!
We’ve got exciting plans for using all of this extra space: putting in brand new fitness equipment, expanding our service offerings and educating the public about health and wellness. To fully realize our vision, including giving back to our respective communities in a meaningful way, we’ve launched a fundraising campaign on Indiegogo called “Foundations of Wellness.” Click on this link for more details.
To entice folks like you to support our campaign, we’ve got some really nifty gifts for donors:
- a free copy of Paul Chek’s Eat, Move and Be Healthy for donations of $25 or more;
- a free tee-shirt, plus the aforementioned book, for donations of $50 or more;
- wellness recordings, plus the two gifts listed above, for donations of $75 or more;
- a copy of The Practical Paleo cookbook, a tiffin lunchbox and the three gifts listed above, for donations of $120 or more;
- a stainless steel thermos, celtic sea salts and all the previous tiers’ gifts, for donations of $250 or more; and
- a kitchen makeover, along with all of the prior levels’ gifts, for donations of $1,000 or more.
To further convince you of how cool this campaign is, we’ve embedded a copy of the promotional video below. Please let us know what you think in the comments section below.