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 […]
01.16.19

Introducing Forum: On Fitness

One of the many benefits of this job is that I have access to experts in just about everything. Say I need an eggplant recipe. I email Chef Nicole at Stomping Ground. Wondering […]
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 […]
12.21.18

Gift Guide No. 05: Last Minute

Still looking for inspiration? Forgot to get a gift for someone on your list? Have no fear! We have some great last-minute gifts, some of which also make super stocking stuffers, all picked […]
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 […]
12.13.18

Gift Guide No. 03: For Him

He says he doesn’t want anything, but we know that’s not true and with this gift guide, he won’t even be hard to shop for. We’ve found can’t-miss presents with something to appeal […]
12.12.18

Gift Guide No. 02: For Her

She’s just the best. Your mom, your sister, your bestie…you know her so well, and we have the just-right gift to show her how much you care. (And click here in case you […]
12.11.18

Gift Guide No. 01: Thoughtful & Economical

We’re getting really close so it’s time for our annual series of ultimate gift guides. Check with us each day to find something truly special for everyone on your list, all available right […]
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 […]
09.28.18

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 […]


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