Because Nothing Is More Important.

Feeling good, healthy, and strong are imperative for a long, happy life, and our expert local trainers, therapists, instructors, and nutritionists have the training, experience, and passion to get (and keep!) you in the best shape of your life. Life can get hectic and stressful…from yoga to weight training, Pilates to the latest in food science, we are here help.
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 […]
10.16.18

Stylebook Businesses + Readers Unite for a Cause!

When you’ve lived, shopped, voted, worked, owned businesses, and volunteered for twenty years in one city, your roots grow pretty deep into its soil, and you can’t help but care as deeply about […]
10.15.18

The 4 Key Ingredients Required To Achieve Your Goals, part 2

Last week I discussed what it takes to accomplish a huge goal in your fitness, and, really, in your life. The first two components we outlined were time and patience. I introduced the […]
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 […]
10.12.18

Taking Time for Me (Because If I Don’t, I Will Lose It!)

Women tend to put everyone else before themselves. Moms put their kids before themselves every day. Other women put their jobs and their friends’ needs above their own. It’s a strange, innate desire […]
10.11.18

The 4 Key Ingredients Required To Achieve Your Goals, part 1

Stylebook readers, prepare yourself for some really awesome photos and videos in this two-part series. The photo below appeared in the Athleta catalog a few weeks back and got me fired up. Yeah, […]
10.05.18

Street Style: Heather Elkins

To the readers of Alexandria Stylebook: watch out. This is a Street Style you won’t want to miss! Want to feel great about yourself, your body, and your workout like none I’ve ever […]
10.04.18

Believe It or Not, This Is the Most Important Yoga Pose

It’s not only the most important pose in yoga, it’s often the most difficult one. It’s called Savasana, which means Corpse Pose in Sanskrit, and it requires you to lie down on the […]
10.02.18

4 Exercises at the Gym You Should Never Do

You’ve mustered the energy to go the gym – GREAT! Notice I said “go” and not join. There’s a big difference in making your monthly donation to the gym (we’ve all done this…) […]
09.28.18

My September Reset Results, part 2: The Realization That Turned My Stomach

For the “gut” portion of my September Reset, Kat presented several challenges. A few I genuinely looked forward to, but there was one that not only was I dreading but it actually hit […]
09.27.18

My September Reset Results, part 1: Box Jumps & Revelations

You may recall, my September Reset goals were twofold: my gut and my butt, the latter was because I am not getting any younger and now is the time to work on large […]
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 […]
09.24.18

Dispelling the Myths: Hormone Havoc (By Popular Demand: Second Date Added!)

Imagine learning that outrageous concepts like eat more, exercise with less intensity, choose sleep over exercise, and get *all* of your hormones checked can actually lead to a better, more effective way to lose weight […]
09.21.18

Become an Expert! Yoga & Pilates Advanced Trainings for Teachers

This fall/winter, Mind the Mat is offering advanced trainings for yoga and Pilates teachers with internationally recognized instructors and local experts. What’s the difference between a good teacher and an excellent teacher? Knowledge […]
09.20.18

The Hive’s Shop with a Stylist Series Is Back. First up: Alicia McCaslin (…and Racer Stripes)

Last year we started our “Shop with a Stylist” Series and it had such a great response we decided to do it again in 2018. We are always here to help with your […]


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