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Is Your Digestive System Healthy?

Did you know that there’s a direct relationship between your digestive tract and your physical performance during exercise? There are other numerous benefits of a properly functioning digestive tract. These include proper absorption of vitamins and minerals, elimination and reduction of food intolerances, proper organ functionality, and an overall enhanced sense of well being. Here…

By Shane Young July 3, 2012 | 

Exercise/Personal Training

Primal Movement Patterns

In everyday life, we perform very natural movement patterns…that is, unless you’re just lying on the couch all day. Our 6 primary movement patterns are exhibited and performed with little conscious effort. They are: Push, Pull, Bend, Squat, Lunge, Twist and Bend. In order to optimize these primal movement patterns and limit exposure to injury,…

By Shane Young July 3, 2012 | 

Nutrition

Get Your Fiber!

What is fiber, exactly how is it helpful, and how can I be sure I’m getting enough on a daily basis? These are questions that may have crossed your mind from time to time, whether at the doctor’s office or during your own assessment of your nutrition plan. An average amount of daily fiber equates…

By Shane Young July 3, 2012 | 

Fitness

A 3-Legged Stool

The Three Pillars What are your goals toward becoming a healthier you? To lose fat? Or gain muscle? For more flexibility? What you may not realize is that, despite what your goals may be, achieving them involves a nutritional, exercise, and a mental/ spiritual approach. It’s a typical response to just focus on hopping on…

By Shane Young July 3, 2012 | 

Nutrition

Detox class at Ascend

Ascend Body hosted a post-holiday detox workshop throughout the month of February.This workshop embodied the core values that our studio represents, namely a holistic approach to increasing vitality and overall health and well-being by addressing four factors; diet, quiet time, proper exercise and happiness (moving towards alignment with one’s dreams.) In this workshop, we focused…

By Shane Young July 3, 2012 | 

Exercise/Personal Training

Train don’t Drain

You’ve heard the phrase, “No pain, No gain??” That mentality is counterproductive to sustained health and overall fitness. The body will remember the most painful rep that you perform and download that information into your neuromuscular systems memory bank. Each time you return to perform, for example, a Dead lift or Squat, your body will…

By Shane Young July 3, 2012 | 

Nutrition

Hydration

Hydration It is a smart investment to purchase a high quality water filter.  Tap water contains unwanted chemicals, pharmaceuticals, bacterial pathogens and heavy metals. We recommend a reverse osmosis or carbon filter for both drinking and shower water. Bathing in tap water and breathing in the steam is harmful to your health. Chlorine will be…

By Shane Young July 3, 2012 | 

Exercise/Personal Training

Mindful Stretching

MINDFUL STRETCHING When we are stretching we are addressing much more than just the length tension relationships of our bodies. We are stretching our physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual bodies.  Stretching is a powerful healing tool, but to use it as such, we must bring awareness and intention to our stretches. This is a basic…

By Shane Young July 3, 2012 | 

Announcements / Motivation/Tips

Workshop Presentation: The Missing Link

Ascend Body cordially invites you to join us on June 30th from 1-5pm for a presentation by Jator Pierre -The Missing Links Where: Ascend Body When: Saturday, June 30th 1:30-3 Cost: $30 (no one turned away for lack of funds) THE MISSING LINKS! Have you been working on your health and wellness seriously, but all…

By Shane Young June 3, 2012 | 

Announcements / Nutrition

Events

Thanks to eveyone who came out to the ALC fundraiser last Saturday to support Leslie and Imbal as they ride to LA from SF in June!   Events: May 26, Saturday – Jator Pierre will present on “Is your digestive system healthy” 1pm-3pm… please join us as Jator is a true master at helping you…

By Shane Young June 3, 2012 | 

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