Setting Goals

Do you ever find it hard to come up with fitness and movement goals? Do you find yourself often giving up on the goals you do set for yourself? I’m here to tell you that this is extremely common and not your fault.  It's my fault, the fitness industry's fault,...

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A free workout video

We make these videos every day for our members who can't make it to a class time for any reason. Did you use this video? Do you want more of them? Let us know in the comments below! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9kw05OKC24E

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Leave No Trace Covid Style

In our last newsletter we discussed how one way a community can be connected is through a shared value system. One of my favorite examples of this is the “Leave no trace” ethos amongst outdoor recreationalist. It is a set of guidelines founded in the belief system...

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COMMUNITY DURING SOCIAL DISTANCING

What does it mean to be a community in the time of social distancing? How can we connect with each other, support and inspire each other? I don’t have any words of wisdom for #wordywednesday. I’ve been having a really hard time lately, and I know I’m not the only one....

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Belonging In The Outdoors

“When you never see people who look like you doing something; it takes extra effort to feel like you belong.” (This Land, Faith E Briggs, 2019) I am queer, short, have thick thighs, prefer pants and short hair to leggings and pony tails. I am not a man nor do I...

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Exercise Should Not Be Punishment

“My sport is your sports punishment” I read on someone's shirt when I lined up to run a race a few years ago. I had a giggle to myself and thought about how sadly true this statement was.  Now I walk outside and see all sorts of people running and I often wonder...

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How to go Forest Bathing

If you are like me you are starting to feel antsy for an adventure! Maybe you feel trapped in your house, bored of walks in the neighborhood, or anxious to get out in the mountains for a challenge or a greater view. These for sure are all real feelings that many of us...

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The Joy Of Running: A Personal Story

The other day I was chatting with a friend about my new running club and they shared that they had recently gone running. I asked how it went. They said, “I was motivated to do it by anger, but the run itself was okay I guess. I always feel like I’m running wrong; I...

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Why Dance & Stretch?

At Ascent, we believe in empowering all humans to move with mindful joy. But with that, you may have looked at the schedule or seen our post about class offerings and asked yourself why is there a dance class? Well here are 5 reasons I think Dance is good for you. Especially in these times.

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Mental Health & Fitness

Social distancing, job losses, future insecurity, health risks these are all things that cause stress in humans and these are all things many of us are dealing with in the current environment of the Covid-19 pandemic. You’ve probably seen lots of information about taking care of mental health in the media; some of the information is useful and some of it just feels like generic white noise.

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