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Weight Loss during Thanksgiving: Staying on Track Part 1

We all know how the holidays can derail even the strongest fitness plans. For many people, the time between Thanksgiving and New Years is full of family, fun, and lots and lots of eating! The weather also gets colder, which makes it tempting to stay inside, watch Netflix and order Chinese food.   The math…

By admin November 6, 2017 | 

Exercise & Fitness / FITNESS & WELLNESS / food / Nutrition / Recipes / Restoration / Tips

Pump(kin) Smoothie

  October is nearly over. But before turning on your slow winter mode, it’s Halloween and pumpkin time! Scary creatures, but even more important: Sweets and candies. Who doesn’t love them? Yeah, we do too, but as with everything all has it’s time. Don’t stress out if you catch yourself reaching into the bag full…

By admin October 27, 2017 | 

FITNESS & WELLNESS / Restoration / Sleep

More Sleep, More Gains

The Integral Role Of Sleep On Muscle Development You might not necessarily think of sleep as being an integral part of achieving your fitness goals, asides perhaps, from making sure you had the energy required to push yourself during your workouts! However, getting enough shut-eye each evening is an integral part of creating and maintaining…

By ascendbody July 7, 2017 | 

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Preventing & Reducing Back Pain With Spine Stabilization Exercises

Back pain can range from being mildly uncomfortable to seriously debilitating and is incredibly common in the American population, with around 31 million people suffering from back pain at any given time. One of the key factors in preventing back pain is strengthening and stabilizing the many different muscles of the core. However, often when…

By ascendbody March 3, 2017 | 

FITNESS & WELLNESS / Movitation / Positive Thinking / Restoration / Tips

Healthy In Bali

I went to Bali for an adventure and some yoga, not to have my vagina steamed. But, steamed it was. Bali is everything you (probably) ever dreamed up, and so much more. The charming village of Ubud is the place that comes to mind for most people when they hear about Bali. While Ubud doesnʼt…

By ascendbody November 8, 2016 | 

Bodywork & Massage / FITNESS & WELLNESS / Restoration

Cold Water Therapy

Cold water therapy is nothing new, in fact the ancient Romans used temperature controlled baths to treat a host of different ailments and disorders. It was used widely even in the US until the early 1900’s when it fell out of style to make room for more pharmaceutical practices, but it never disappeared completely and…

By ascendbody April 18, 2016 | 

Exercise & Fitness / Restoration

Why good posture is sexy and why you should try it!

I’ve been traveling a lot recently, squeezed into small seats on airplanes, not moving around the cabin nearly as much as I’d like. And, if you know me, I bet you understand how difficult this has been! Slumped in an uncomfortable seat on a recent flight back to San Francisco, I began thinking about posture…

By superadmin May 28, 2015 | 

Bodywork & Massage / Restoration

Lean In and Breathe

Many of you have had some type of  bodywork performed by one of our incredible practitioners at Ascend– if not, I highly recommend we chat! Seriously, everyone is so passionate and here to make you feel like the best version of yourself; we want to see you breathing, sweating, and smiling each day. I recently…

By superadmin April 7, 2015 | 

Movitation / Positive Thinking / Restoration

#PushPause – What Makes Me Feel Alive

I recently returned from a five-day fitness conference in San Diego and want to share how much I absolutely love and appreciate each and every one of you. Thank you for reading our blog, for prioritizing health and wellness, and for being such an integral part of our growing community at Ascend Body. I am…

By superadmin March 30, 2015 | 

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Reduce back pain, Increase Blood Flow, and Relieve Neck & Shoulder Tension

Introducing Ascend Body’s most dynamic class: The ELDOA Method, taught by CHECK Level 2 Coach – IAN RYAN. The only class of its kind in the country, this 1-hour long group fitness class begins with an intention (i.e. an area of the body to focus on), will follow with a warm up (awareness drills), and…

By superadmin February 3, 2015 |