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June 30, 2017

With all the focus on getting 10,000 steps or 30 min of cardio in a day its easy to forget the importance of strength training.

Here are 7 simple reasons why everyone should do strength training - even if you are already getting in your 30 minutes of cardio and or 10000 steps a day!

#1 Reduces the risk of injury. You have probably heard it before, but one of the top benefits of strength training is to protect the body from injuries. A good strength training routine will encourage your body to move efficiently, eliminate muscle imbalances, and strengthen ligaments and tendons. Further, if you do suffer from an injury your body will heal faster if you were...

June 15, 2017

I work a full time sales job, am a new homeowner, and am starting a business. By all social norms I have the right to say I am "busy", but lately I have been pausing before blurting out "busy" to the "how are you?" question. First of all, busy is not a feeling. Secondly, it greatly discredits the happiness the things that are keeping me busy bring. While I do have a task list months long, I'm enjoying my task list - I did take these things on by choice after all. I like my house, am excited about my business, and care about my job. What I really mean when I say I am "busy" is I am prioritizing other things in my life right now....

June 7, 2017

Pesto Chicken Pizza 

[From the Gourmet Cookbook by Precision Nutrition]


Pizza seems to have an almost primal draw, with people in all cultures eating some form of the dish. Of course, regardless of its widespread appeal, pizza has never been known as a “healthy” offering, because of the fact that it’s typically high in processed carbs and saturated fats. With this dish, we’ve lightened it up by using our own homemade pesto, chicken, and a host of veggies – all on a whole wheat tortilla. If you like pizza, you’ll certainly come back for seconds of this thin-crusted alternative


Boneless skinless Chicken breast, 6 oz (170 g)
Salt, ¼ ts...

June 5, 2017

I don't know about you, but I love eggs and potatoes! I commonly have clients ask: "Am I still allowed to have potatoes?" and "Should I swap sweet potatoes for the traditional ones?". Recent diet trends lend you to believe that sweet potatoes are the superior potato and that white potatoes are the devil, but is this information true?

Precision nutrition has an article [] that goes into depth to debunk the potatoes vs sweet potatoes myth and show the true pros and cons of the two tubers. For a summarized version scroll down and check out the info graphic. Spoiler alert: both t...

June 1, 2017

What role do you play at Ascent Fitness?
Well, currently this is a one woman show. So I do it all: coaching, marketing, operations etc. However, I can’t wait to start hiring employees. As a manager at a previous gym, I know that working with others and being an excellent employer are very important to me and are a large motivator in starting a business.

Why are you a coach?
Simply put, physical activity has always been at the root of my happiness and I love sharing that with others. I went to school to study pre-medicine and have always had an interest in mental and physical health. Coaching allows me to use my knowledge of the human body and my passion...

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