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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Margaret’s Fitness Journey: “…I feel like a more capable person.”

Crushing your health and fitness goals: it’s not a sprint, it’s a marathon. And sometimes its hard to keep going. Margaret, a regular rider at Ascend Cycle, shares her story about how both […]

Sweaty Beauty. It Can Be Done.

A post shared by Dr. Megan Brown, PT (@drmeganbrown) on May 30, 2018 at 2:28pm PDT   After seeing this awesomeness on Instagram the other day, it got me thinking about makeup, skincare, […]

Inside the Mind of a First-Time Rider

Those of us who ride regularly, even if we’ve ridden hundreds of times, can vividly remember our first ride. Before: nerves, excitement, and, yes, more than a little fear. And then after: exhilaration, […]

You Are Enough

Working in the fitness industry, it’s all about image. But I’ve noticed no matter how good we look, or how hard we try, it’s never enough.   I’ve noticed that most of us […]

Stylebook’s Summer Loves

  School is almost out and we’ve had our first bouts heat and humidity. Summer is just around the corner and we couldn’t be more excited. Vacations, a slightly slower pace, warm evenings out […]

5 Ways To Maximize Your Workout (Because Your Schedule Is About To Get Crazy)

Ah, summer. It means sunshine, warm weather, and…crazy schedules! We know it can be challenging to stay committed to your exercise schedule. And we know between summer travel and the hectic summer schedules […]

Meet Alex

Meet Alex, an Ascend Underground coach and the assistant athletic trainer for DC United professional soccer team. A former track star with a degree in Kinesiology and Master’s in Athletic Training Sports Medicine, […]

Spring Training at Ascend Cycle

Spring is here, and with it…race season! Brian Hallee is a seasoned endurance athlete, having completed everything from a half-Ironman, triathlons, and full and half marathons. He’s a committed, ambitious athlete who burns […]

Own Your Workout at Ascend Cycle…and Crush Your Goals

I love a workout where I know exactly how hard to push myself, one where I trust the instructor to both coach and motivate me, and where I walk out knowing I was […]

Kat Zajac on Del Ray, Indoor Cycling, and the Ascend Family: “This is why I built this.”

It feels a little odd to be introducing Kat Zajac, owner and instructor at Ascend Cycle, when it’s clear from the sold-out classes and effusive praise from loyal riders that many (many!) of […]
Street Style MB (Mary Beth)

Street Style: MB

I started cycling and photographing at Ascend Cycle in October 2016. Immediately Kat, the owner, and I hit it off. Never did I guess the entire studio would become my extended family, specifically […]

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