12.06.18

Why I Finally Started Pilates, and How It Can Help You

I joke with my business partner Megan Brown, a Pilates expert, that “everything we do is yoga.” What I mean is that yoga, especially Vinyasa, which is the kind of yoga I practice, […]
12.05.18

September Reset, Revisited: An Update on Amy’s Progress

In September, Alexandria Stylebook asked Fitness on the Run and its fitness partners Mind the Mat and Ascend Cycle to work with one of the members of Alexandria Stylebook. Since Amy Rutherford, owner […]
11.30.18

Those CBD Patches? Yes, They Really Work

You’ve seen the patches on our checkout counter. You’ve asked if they work and the answer is yes. We’ve tried them, our customers have tried them, and the consensus is they work, but […]
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 […]
11.27.18

3 Common Fitness Myths, Busted

Fitness myths are many, and they sure are persistent. It seems we’re always looking for the magic workout, diet, or supplement that will transform our body with minimal effort. And our sound bite […]
11.21.18

Your 4-Step Plan To Prevent Waistline Creep This Holiday Season

Let’s take out your inner “rear view mirror.” It’s January 2. Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year’s have passed. And you feel awesome. You spent quality time with family and friends. You shared delicious foods […]
11.20.18

NEW: Functional Mobility Programs…Plus an Early Sale

We are all athletes to a certain extent. I feel like an Olympian if I make it through the day with all my peeps in one piece! But how about that last road […]
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 […]
11.15.18

On Cheating, part 2: 5 Ways To Beat the Cheat

Last week I identified the broader concept of cheating on your healthy diet. I first asked you to explore and get curious about your wellness plan. Do you have one and does it […]
11.09.18

Street Style: Kathleen Hanagan

The first time I met Kathleen 10 years ago, I knew I was in the presence of someone extraordinarily special. She’s one of those rare human beings who is full of wisdom, humor, […]
11.08.18

3 Reasons Why We Should All Do Yoga…Right Now

The more I completely kick people’s butts, the more they come back to class. I’ve learned this over the past decade at Mind the Mat. But did you know that yoga can kick […]
11.07.18

On Cheating, part 1

We’ve all been there. Temptation sets in, it’s late, or we are out with friends celebrating. We’re tired. We’ve had a really bad day. We haven’t planned and BAM: we cheat on our […]
10.30.18

On Willpower, part 2: 7 Ways To Strengthen Yours

Let’s say you want to start this season with a renewed focus on your fitness. You want to exercise every day. We all know experts say for wellness and weight loss, exercise every […]
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 […]
10.22.18

Marshmallows, Radishes & Warm Chocolate Chip Cookies: On Willpower, part 1

How would you rate your willpower? What if you were left alone in a room with a bowl of warm chocolate chip cookies and a bowl of radishes. Would the cookies survive? Or […]


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