Posture 2 Jator Pierre CHEK 4 HLC 3

POSTURE: The Position from which movement begins and ends. IDEAL POSTURE: The state of muscular and skeletal balance, which protects the supporting structures of the body against injury or progressive deformity, irrespective of the attitude in which these structures are working or resting.  It is during a state of ideal posture that the muscles will function most efficiently. If you were to…

By Shane Young October 1, 2012 | 

Exercise/Personal Training

Posture 1 Jator Pierre CHEK 4 HLC 3

Posture: The CHEK Approach Part 1 Posture is quite an important topic, it is however much more complicated than we are lead to believe.  A great starting point to address posture is looking at it mechanically by performing an in depth assessment, then prescribing specific corrective stretches, mobilizations, and exercises to address any imbalance or…

By Shane Young September 28, 2012 | 

Food/Recipes / Nutrition

Salad Dressings That Won’t Ruin Your Food Plan

Salads are a great way to prepare raw produce, but not if you use store-bought dressing. They often contain sugar, artificial flavors, preservatives, and other highly processed ingredients that tax your digestive system. Don’t let this deter you from eating salad — just make your own dressings, following any of the recipes below. Balsamic Vinaigrette Use this…

By Shane Young September 27, 2012 | 

Announcements / Nutrition

The Skinny on Fats

2 Presentations at ASCEND BODY The Skinny on Fats Are you confused about which types of fats to eat or avoid and why? In this one hour class with nutrition consultant and holistic lifestyle coach Kanako Kobayashi, Learn which fats all about fats. – How they boost your metabolism – Help you lose weight –…

By Shane Young September 27, 2012 | 

Food/Recipes / Nutrition

4 Healthy Smoothies We Really Love

Whether you’re too busy to sit down for a full meal or simply needing a snack to tide you over, smoothies are a great way to nourish yourself without much fuss. The following selection of smoothie recipes comes from Vegetarian Times, via Yoga Journal. Be sure to select fresh organic ingredients when preparing any of…

By Shane Young August 29, 2012 | 

Food/Recipes / Nutrition

Moroccan Grilled Salmon

Here’s a healthy and delicious recipe from Melissa Joulwan’s  Well Fed, as shared by the author on It’s Paleo. This makes enough for about one-and-a-half pounds of salmon filets. Each four ounce serving has 25 grams of protein and about 233 calories. Marinade Ingredients 2 tablespoons olive oil 2 tablespoons grated fresh ginger or 1 1/2…

By Shane Young August 17, 2012 | 


Eat Organic to Gain More Energy

A critical step toward better health is getting to know where and who your food comes from. Eating whole fresh food from a sustainable organic source will give you the energy needed to create change in your life. Healthy soil creates healthy plants, healthy plants feed and create healthy animals, healthy happy animals feed and…

By Shane Young July 3, 2012 | 

Announcements / Bodywork/Massage / Exercise/Personal Training / Nutrition

Our first radio show!

Dalton and I were interviewed by Polina Smith of My Whole Body about the Ascend philosophy and what we’re about. Enjoy!

By Shane Young July 3, 2012 | 


Weight Loss: A Different Perspective

As Sean Croxton mentions in his book, “The Dark Side of Fat Loss,” you don’t lose weight to get healthy…you get healthy to lose weight. This different view on weight loss goes beyond the whole “calories-in/ calories-out” approach (otherwise known as the law of thermodynamics). Note, however, the difference in weight loss versus fat loss….

By Shane Young July 3, 2012 | 


Go Organic: Consciousness in Food Choice

Ever since growing up as kids, we’ve all heard the saying, “You are what you eat.” Well, some of us turned into cheeseburgers and others of us started growing feathers from eating too much chicken. But seriously, folks. When I was studying for my Bachelor’s Degree at Cal State Hayward, one of my favorite classes…

By Shane Young July 3, 2012 | 


30 Day Fitness and Nutrition Challenge - Starts July 13th!

ATTENTION SAN FRANCISCO! 30 Day Fitness and Nutrition Challenge start July 13th. Ready to jumpstart your life? Take action now! Get details here.
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