2909 S 12th Street

Tacoma, WA 98405




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November 1, 2018

Nutrition is an innate behavior!  Our intuition tells us when to honor our body’s hunger and fullness, and what types of foods it needs. Over time and from external influence, we learn to ignore hunger and fullness cues. Food rules are developed.  Ideas are formed about what we “should” be eating or drinking.  

This seminar, led by Sara Young, will cover the fundamental tools needed to return your intuitive eater and allow your body to dictate it’s own needs.  

Even better, this workshop is FREE! We just ask that you bring some food or a cash donation for Nourish Pierce County.

Space is limited and priority will go to Ascent Fitness M...

October 8, 2018

We all want to be "fit," but what does that even me? In modern society fitness has become synonymous with a body type, but at Ascent we don't think that is a healthy or accurate measurement of Fitness. In fact the definition of fitness has nothing to do with BMI, waist size, or your max barbell snatch, but more about general physical capabilities and survival.

fit-ness: 1. the quality of being suitable to fulfill a particular role or task. 2. an organism's ability to survive and reproduce in a particular environment.

Further, we don't consider fitness to be something that is done separate from your life, but something intimately connected to and essentia...

August 28, 2018

It's been a year since we opened our doors and we would like to celebrate the community that's made this possible!! 

Join us for an open house and BBQ on Wednesday September 5th!

There will be some classic healthy food like hot dogs (meat and vegetarian varieties), cake and carbonated drinks. 

Plus we will have some fun and inclusive mini "workout" sessions open to friends, family and anyone else itching to try us out! 


4:45-7:30pm - Food and Drinks!

4:30pm - Intro to Natural Movement: using our bodies to efficiently move through terrain and get a good workout. Crawl, balance, jump etc. This is the "Movnat" stuff.

5:15pm - All Things Kettlebells:...

August 28, 2018

 You've heard me talk about listening to your body and breathing before,  but have you ever wondered how to actually do that?

During class we don't generally have time to dive into the intricacies of breathing. So we are hosting a workshop by internationally recognized teacher/trainer, Morgan Vanderpool, LICSW, E-RYT who has over a decade of experience supporting folk in their healing processes, through trauma sensitive breath and movement. (

During the workshop you will have the opportunity to learn:

- The neuroscience of breath and movement
- The power of your body's sensory feedback systems of health and wellbeing
- An...

August 9, 2018

Do you ever forget to take care of yourself?

I know. You’re busy, and finding the time to take proper care of yourself can be hard. But if you don’t, it won’t be long before you’re battered from exhaustion and operating in a mental fog where it’s hard to care about anything or anyone.

I should know.

A couple weeks ago I found myself on a Saturday afternoon sitting on the couch with no motivation to get outside, call a friend or make food (all thinks I normally love). I spent most of the day scrolling through instagram, and sad that I don't have time or money for travel or long adventures. After while, a thought occurred to me that it had been nearly a wee...

July 17, 2018

Summer is in full force and trying to stay motivated when it's so hot can be trying. Here are some tips to help beat the heat and stay on track.

1. Workout in the morning. A morning workout routine will ramp your body full of endorphins to help jump-start the day. Avoid exercising outside from the hours of 10 am to 2 pm when the sun is directly overhead. Mid-day heat can kill your energy levels and can increase the risk of heat stroke or dehydration. If you wait until the sun goes down, the effects of the day will wear on you and you're more likely to set-up shop on the couch then put on your sneakers and start moving.

2. Stay hydrated.  The importance o...

June 21, 2018

Happy Solstice! Today is the longest day of the year and a day that is spiritually coveted and celebrated around the world.

The summer solstice is considered a day to revel in the abundance of nature and embrace your playful side. It is a day to reflect on the year so far and your plans for the remaining months.

If you are like me and looking for some help refreshing your goals, then look no further. Here's everything you need to welcome the summer solstice — and prepare for your best summer yet!

Follow along on our 21-day Summer Reset Challenge for some simple tasks to reset your health and fitness goals. You do not need to follow these to a tee. Use it...

June 19, 2018

It's pride month and what better time to give a big shout out to this stud...

 Jarel joined the Ascent family a few months ago and since then has been a loyal participant of our 5:45 am and Saturday in the Park classes. He's a great addition to any class...always down for a good laugh and constantly pushing himself and others to do a little more.

Check out what he has to say about being a part of the community.

Why did you decide to join our Ascent Community?

-I made the choice to join Ascent because I love supporting small businesses that are run by Tacoma locals. Even better, this is a business run by a woman, and by a fellow LGBT+ person. I walked in an...

May 23, 2018

Do you live a sedentary life? Chances are that if you live in the US the answer is "yes", with 43% of Americans failing to meet the physical activity standard of 150 minutes of movement a week!  Even, if you are getting your 30-60 minutes of physical activity each day what are you doing with the rest of your day?

Health research is finding that inactive time is a higher predictor than physical activity for risk of chronic health diseases. Meaning getting in a good workout for one hour of activity and sitting the rest of the day still puts you at risk for sedentary related health issues. Those at the lowest risk for disease have varie...

May 1, 2018

Naomi joined our community a little over a month ago looking to feel healthier and stronger in her daily life. Since starting she has made a lot of progress including 6 full push ups. Plus, Naomi is a motivating classmate to have. She always comes ready to work hard and her positive and humerus personality keeps things light and fun. I hope you all get to join Naomi in a class eventually!

Learn more about Naomi...

  1. Why did you decide to join our Ascent Community? I joined to be a better me. I want to be a mom that can keep up! Between cheerleading with my teen and chasing two toddlers, I knew something had to change because I was always tired.

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