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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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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 | 

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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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Paleo Beef Tacos

Viva Mexico! If you’ve ever been to San Francisco’s Mission District, you’ve probably noticed the that there are taquerias on almost every block. And one thing you can always find in a traditional taqueria is..TACOS! Mmmm, tacos. Who doesn’t love them? If you look at what’s inside those delicious little tortillas, you’ll find that most…

By Marvin May 14, 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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Rise Up to the New You 2018

  We’ve all heard the rumors about 30 day challenges – the results won’t last, they’re just trying to sell you something, you aren’t allowed to actually eat. Today we’re putting those rumors to rest once and for all. You don’t have to live on grapefruit and high priced protein shakes for a month or…

By Shane Young January 11, 2018 | 

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Joseph’s Story

For most of my life I have been thin. I could eat anything I wanted in large quantities (and I did), and not gain a single pound. I was very active in high school and college, mostly running and swimming. In my mid 20’s I started working out more and even hired a trainer because…

By Shane Young January 8, 2018 | 

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How To Overcome Stress During the Holidays

  We’re in the final stretch of the holiday season! New Years is a week away. That means one more week of holiday parties, family time and leftover Christmas cookies. It also means one more week of holiday stress. We’ve all experienced it: the underlying exhaustion that feels as though it might push you over…

By Marie December 26, 2017 | 

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Paleo Christmas Cookies

Cookies…omg yes! We all want them and we want them all. Cookies are delicious and, with Christmas coming up, they’re everywhere. We don’t have to tell you that cookies aren’t exactly the best choice nutrition-wise. You probably already know the problems with them: namely too much processed sugar and a whole lot of gluten from…

By Marvin December 14, 2017 | 

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