Empowering all humans to move with joy

We’re a body-positive, self-paced strength training studio.

We take everyday movements and rehearse them with intention and efficiency. This isn’t about competing with anyone else. We work with each member to define their wellness goals. We believe every body can learn to move with joy.

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What we offer


Natural Movement Training

We train essential body movement techniques to build strength from the ground up.

Ascent for me is about building strength to move around in the real world. I can go on adventures I wouldn’t have able to go on 4-5 years ago. 

Jeremy (He/Him)

Wellness Community

Our members are body-affirming, respectful, and understand that every person moves at their own pace in their journey of fitness.

Instead of moving my body in order to change it or make parts of it disappear, I’m training to listen to my body’s limits, learn to challenge my body in a kind way, and do things I never thought my body could do.

Laura (she/they)

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Personal Strength

With our small class sizes,  specialized courses and regular coach check-ins included in every membership, every member develops their own path toward mindful movement.

Ascent is the community and gym and gym space that I needed for so long! The coaches all walk the talk and make everyone feel safe and supported. 

Andrea (she/her)

Who we are

Marissa (She/Her)

Marissa (She/Her)

Lead Guide

Marissa is the founder of Ascent Fitness and a firm believer of making joyful movement more accessible to people of all bodies and backgrounds. In her free time you can find her doing just about anything active from gardening to climbing mountains.
Tasheon (She/Her)

Tasheon (She/Her)


Tasheon grew up in a family that loves sports and has a deep passion for moving her body and helping others find what joyful movement looks like to them. Last year Tasheon completed the 52 hike challenge and this year is training for a powerlifting meet in Tacoma.
Emma (She/Her)

Emma (She/Her)


Emma is a student at the University of Puget Sound and a lifelong mover. Her fitness story began with alpine skiing and ultimate frisbee. These days she finds joy in all sorts of movement from walking to work, climbing, surfing and playing with kids.

Pricing & Options

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Plus: Check Out Our Courses

Restorative Movement … Running Club 6-week Series … Approach Series …Intuitive Eating… And more!