02.07.19

Three Form Checks To Improve Your Squat

The squat: a staple move that works your entire lower body and is one of our favorites for booty gains. Let’s start with the basics. Before you jump into any strength-training regimen, make […]
01.23.19

Stay Warm & Healthy With These Hot Beverages

The cold and flu season is officially here. And the stomach bug hit our household in full force this past weekend. And that was no fun. So this week, I thought I’d share […]
01.11.19

The 5 Most Common Cycling Mistakes…and How To Fix Them

So you’re geared up and ready to ride your heart out in 2019! Let’s do it! I love seeing new riders and familiar faces at Ascend. Whether you’re a newbie to cycle or […]
12.26.18

My Top 4 Tips To Seize the New Year’s Opportunity

Raise your hand if you’ve been waiting to make a change in your fitness and wellness goals in 2019! While I don’t necessarily think we should wait until a future time to reset […]
12.13.18

The 12 Days of Christmas…as a Workout!

‘Tis the season of busy schedules and between work, family, and festivities, getting to our favorite workout classes might be quite the challenge. So when your day is packed with more than enough […]
11.29.18

Round Out Your Workout Routine with Ascend’s New Roll & Restore Recovery Workshop

At Ascend, we like to work hard, train hard, and play hard. But that momentum is not sustainable if we don’t carve out time to take a break and let our bodies rebuild […]
11.16.18

My Top 5 Tips To Be Fit for the Holidays

‘Tis the season! We all look forward to celebrating with our families and friends during the holiday season. But this season also brings the stress of finishing up our work projects, feeling over-committed […]
10.24.18

9 Self-Care Tips, Body Edition

Self-care is not a trend; it requires continual practice and will evolve as the stressors in our lives shift. To be mentally and physically stronger, we need to care for both the mind […]
10.12.18

The Forbidden F Word

Failure. It’s a concept that most of us avoid. Making mistakes, not completing a task or project as well as we wanted, yelling at our kids (#parentfail), or not even trying something new […]
09.25.18

9 Simple Self-Care Tips, Mental Health Edition: Free Your Mind!

Each fall at Ascend, we like to take the opportunity to turn over a new leaf on our health and wellness journey. As the seasons and our schedules change, it’s the perfect chance […]
09.10.18

Madelyn’s September Reset Plan: Gut & Butt

Last but not least, I am excited to introduce Madelyn as our third September Reset story! Madelyn is already a regular exerciser and told me that she is looking to make a few […]
08.02.18

5 Ways To Maximize Your Ride at Ascend

A ride at Ascend is a challenging — and rewarding — experience, both mentally and physically. Here are our top five tips to make sure that you get the very most out of […]
07.19.18

Why I Ascend: “There’s no success without failure”

I came across this quote the other day and it was exactly what I needed to hear. So I wanted to share with you. “Never regret a day in your life: Good days […]
07.05.18

8 Tips To Stay Fit — and Be Even Happier — on Your Summer Vacation

Summer vacations can be so much fun – what better way to celebrate summer than to hit the beach or spend time with friends and family?! And while bucking the daily routine can […]
06.29.18

Street Style: Jaime Dawson

I remember the first time I met her. It was before we even opened the studio, back in the fall of 2014. I arrived at Bon Vivant Café in Del Ray, and saw […]


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