The Ascent Fitness blog

Consent and Choice in Fitness

“I really wished we had put a banner up that said: You have the choice to say no or modify any exercise.“ It’s sad to…

Reflections on 5 Years of Ascent Fitness

The other day I received a card from a member sharing that Ascent Fitness and our coaches had saved their life. They shared that they…

We Are Hiring!

Ascent is looking for a go- getter, who is ready to be a leader in the fitness industry and help us carry out our vision….

An open letter to our Ascent Family

Dear Ascent Family, I’m sure many of you have heard about the devastating loss of a young life in our neighborhood last week.  This brings…

Training for Hiking

At Ascent, hiking and backpacking are probably some of the most common activities people are training and it might be that time of year to…

Setting Goals to Increase Happiness, not to change your body.

It’s that time of year when many people reflect on the past and set goals and intentions for the coming year. At Ascent, we think…

Eat the Candy

Trigger warning: Diet culture As Halloween and the season of holidays and celebrations approach, the prevalence of diet culture language goes up. Toxic comments like:…

Why Run?

Why Run? My answer to that changes based on the season, my personal goals and feelings. For me running is freedom, it is a challenge,…

Four Key Elements of Training for a Marathon (or any long distance)

Running a marathon seems like an impossible task. There’s no denying that 26.2 miles is a very long distance, but we believe that anyone can…

The Boring Art of Aerobic Training

Nowadays many people equate a good workout with a tough workout. The harder I’m breathing the better, right? I’m here to tell you this isn’t…

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