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 […]
01.16.19

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 […]


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