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: “It’s not healthy.” “I don’t workout enough to eat that.” “There’s so much sugar.” “You have so much...

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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, and a place of joy! Running is a way to build my cardiovascular system, a way to spend time with friends, a place to be by myself, and...

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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 necessarily true. To get started aerobic means with oxygen and anaerobic means without oxygen. When you have access to oxygen...

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Why movement training?

At Ascent you will often hear coaches refer to movements instead of exercise and practice or training instead of a workout. Yes, you will get a workout in our classes and you will also get all the benefits of movement training. Let me explain why... I got into...

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Happy Inauguration Day!

I am quite excited for the start of a new era and hope that the next chapter in our history is one where our country reaches its full potential as a democracy and uplifts and serves all citizens.  We know for this dream to come true that we must be active citizens and...

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Reopening Plans – Covid 19

Due to an unexpected reconfiguration of phases and regulations in Washington (plus many roadblocks on the outdoor canopy) we are excited for the opportunity to resume indoor classes. There are some new rules and options for the indoor classes so please continue...

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There’s no place like home for your workout…

Ok, we agree -our living rooms are not the ideal place to workout. After all they have been designed for lounging not prone get-ups. So here are our tips for making at home workouts a bit more appealing: Make a Space.  We recently rearranged our living room with at-...

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How to motivate your self to workout

Feel like working out? No? Me neither! I’ve been in the fitness and recreation industry for a long time and I can tell you something that I believe is a universal truth: people often don’t feel like working out! Sometimes we don’t feel like working out because we...

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What about “cardio”?

In the early days of coaching - back when I mostly did personal training - I had a client that was an ultramarathon runner. He came to me because he had heard that strength training would be good for his running but was skeptical about how little “Cardio” training we...

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