Anna McCracken was one of Ascent's first members and our early morning trooper. Check out what Anna has to say about her fitness experience and inspirations.
Why did you decide to join our Ascent Community? I decided to join Ascent for two reasons. One because I wanted to really recommit to my health and wellness, and two because I want to support an awesome, woman owned small business in our community and I think Marissa is a fantastic coach.
What do you enjoy most about being apart of the Ascent Community? I love the warm, connected feel of Ascent and how supported I feel in working towards my wellness goals
If you know me, then you know that there is very little I am willing to sacrifice sleep for, but I still have those nights where I catch myself starting another episode of some Netflix original instead of hitting the sack. We all have different reasons for why we skimp on sleep, but one thing is for sure – sleep deprivation greatly effects our health. So, no, this post is not about the detriments of sitting or mindlessly snacking, but sleep!
You have probably heard that you should get 7-8 hours of sleep a night, but do you do it? According to the Gallup survey, 40% of Americans get less than 7 hours of sleep a night.
Want to be better, faster, stronger? Of course you do... Whether you are an athlete or just trying to keep up with your kids we all want to be a little bit better, faster, stronger. Well, the good news is you can be all of these with a little focus on your gluteal muscles. A powerful kinetic chain with your glutes being the largest link will give you the power to jump higher, run raster, and hike longer.
So tell me more about those glutes...
The gluteal muscles are a group of three muscles that make up the buttocks. These muscles are the gluteus maximus, the gluteus medius, and the gluteus minimus, decreasing in size respectively. The gluteal muscles ar...
Ever get home from a long day at work and frantically search your house for something to eat just to end up devouring a bag of chips? I have! Or have you been at work starving and decide to go our for fast food for lunch or eat the cookies and doughnuts in the break room? I think we all have been faced with these decisions from time to time.
It's easy to assume this just means you need more will power, but instead of relying on will power why not make it easier on yourself and have easy healthy options available when you need them. Here are 3 strategies for preparing and planning food so that you can choose healthy food in a pinch.