04.19.19

The Best of Both Worlds: Ascend’s 30/30 Class

One of the things I love about owning my own fitness business is that I can watch our community get stronger and fitter as they work towards their fitness goals. It also gives […]
04.08.19

What You Need To Know About Severe Allergies, Part 2

I was truly surprised by the overwhelming response I received about my first food allergies post. Thank you so much for the support, and to those of you that emailed and who are […]
03.20.19

“It made me feel like a bad mom.” Real Life Advice for New Parents and Parents-To-Be

It’s been five years…I became a mom five years ago. I remember the day vividly. At the time, I was working as a healthcare consultant for The Advisory Board in D.C., and was […]
03.07.19

What It’s Really Like To Live With Severe Food Allergies

When Madelyn suggested I consider writing a post about my food allergies, I was first hesitant to think that anyone would care to read about something that is so personal to me. But […]
02.18.19

Not Seeing Results? Here Are 3 Reasons Why

Hit a plateau? We all do. You put in the time and the effort and yet, you still haven’t fully achieved your fitness goal. And it’s frustrating as heck. Sometimes we focus so […]
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 […]


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