May 12, 2020

Do you remember in grade school that you often were asked what your future goals were, what do you wanted to “be when you grow up”? And then magically you turn 19 and no one asks you again because you were supposed to have this planned by the time you were 17 and then...

May 12, 2020

It’s easy to get wrapped up in your own thought process. Over think, worry, stress. 

Take a moment- If you really think about the things that are consuming your thoughts, you’ll realize that MOST of them are out of your control, right? And although we would like to chan...

May 12, 2020

Two months ago your life was a little more compartmentalized. 

You had work at work. 

You had fitness at the gym. 

You had home at home. 

Now they are all at the same place, and for some, in the same room.

 Which begs the question, can you strike a balance? 

I have alwa...

April 7, 2020

Mexican Fiesta Bowl

 Course: Main Dish

 Servings: 3 servings


  • 1/2 cup brown rice cooked

  • 1 cup black beans drained and rinsed

  • 12 ounces grilled chicken chopped

  • 2 cups bell peppers chopped

  • ...

April 2, 2020

Many things have changed for our families over the past few weeks. Most of us are currently working from home and our children are continuing with their education from home. This is all a very new way of life and we might feel ourselves struggling to find a new normal....

March 27, 2020

There are 3 main types of muscle contractions:  Isometric, Eccentric, and Concentric. 

Isometric: An isometric contraction is a static action where the muscle generates force but there is no movement. When a barbell is held at the midpoint of the bicep curl, the bi...

March 25, 2020

 Course: Sweet Treats

 Prep Time: 5 minutes

 Cook Time: 8 minutes

 Total Time: 13 minutes

 Servings: 20 cookies


  • 2 cups old fashioned oats

  • 2.5 scoops Ascent chocolate protein powder

  • 1 egg

  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract


March 18, 2020

Now that the weather is getting nice, you may be tempted to forgo your resistance training and head outdoors for some aerobic exercise in the fresh air.  But beware:  if you give up your resistance training, you will be giving up more than you bargained for.

Why re...

March 5, 2020

This Sunday, March 8th, marks the date we change our clocks in observance of Daylight Saving Time.  On this day, most U.S. residents will move their clocks forward one hour, resulting in more daylight at the end of each day. 

Many people dread this “spring forward”...

March 4, 2020

It’s all around you, but you probably don’t even notice.  It is a stealth energy-drainer, and it may be sabotaging your fitness goals. 

It’s called clutter and each of us has it in our lives.  This can be physical clutter or mental clutter.

The insidious nature of clutte...

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