The Ascent Fitness blog

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Move to Avoid Burnout

We all have slightly different motivations for working out but ultimately I think it comes down to wanting to show up everyday as our best…

Leadership helps individuals make hard decisions

Dear Ascent Community, I’m writing to you from that hollow feeling of sleeping alone in the guest bedroom of your own home. No, this letter…

What type of shoe should I get for the gym?

For someone who is a firm believer in the barefoot movement I sure do own a lot of of shoes! I own ski boots, crack…

Movement and Mental Health

You’ve probably heard that exercise is good for your mental health, and research supports that there is a clear link between exercise and improved mood….

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