Articles and Updates

Articles & Education

General

These articles are resources meant for everybody! Learn about mobility routines, how to make sense of workout programs, and more!

  • Making Space for Yourself

    Written by Coach Ren The “Long Dark” is upon us, and the holidays are challenging for many people. We’ve been sharing ideas during our class check-ins about how to support ourselves during this time of the year. Light subconsciously helps us regulate and gives us energy – it’s good to think about how to create […] Read More


  • Take a Break – Upper Body Mobility Routine

    Take a Break! Work This Upper Body Mobility Routine You know the feeling. When you are sitting in the same position for longer than you can remember and you find your neck and spine are stiff. Give yourself a break, stand up and move about a bit, then try out these exercises before you move […] Read More


  • Hydration During Sports

    This article originally appeared on Ultiworld on August 23, 2018. Staying properly hydrated is key to a successful practice or tournament, no matter what the weather’s like outside. We’ve all had that teammate who cramps late in the afternoon on day two, exclaiming with confusion “but I’ve been drinking Gatorade all weekend!” There’s a lot […] Read More


Ultimate-Specific

These resources are specifically tailored to the ultimate frisbee community. There are some articles on movement, as well as ideas about why we play and how to use ultimate to grow and support each other as human beings!

  • BertBrain Classics: Stats in Mixed Ultimate – Analyzing Team Progress with a Match-Up Ratio Lens

    This article first appeared appeared in the BertBrain blog on Upwind Ultimate’s site in July 2017. The language has been updated to reflect current terminology and rulesets governing playing ratio in the division. In 2016, Mixtape scrimmaged BFG, and the captains were discussing how a specific player performed. I went through the plays of the […] Read More


  • Training to Take Care of Others

    Coming back into playing team sports after a hiatus for the pandemic, I’ve noticed an area of training that’s easy to overlook when spending more time working out alone than playing with others. Team sports like ultimate require understanding of where you are in relation to other players. This skillset uses visual, auditory, and touch cues, and these are things we can and should develop! Read More


  • BertBrain Classics: Don’t Blame, Reframe

    This article first appeared in the BertBrain blog on Upwind Ultimate’s site in April 2017. The gender terminology has been updated, but all other content remains the same. I’m known as a person who states what’s on her mind and forms really strong opinions, sometimes to the extreme. Case in point, leading into tryouts this […] Read More


Updates

  • Evening Pilates Class in West Seattle

    We’re adding an evening in-person option in West Seattle! We’re changing the Pilates Flow class on Mondays at 6pm to a hybrid offering, so now you can move with Becca online or in the West Seattle location. All our COVID and cancellation policies for in-person classes apply to that section of the class.

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  • Gym Access Schedule Updates

    Your coaches are hard at work refining enrollment systems, jamming on space capacity, and moving things around/out of the Ballard gym space – the goal is to improve your movement experience! As a part of these shifts, we’re taking some Gym Access times off the schedule that haven’t been getting utilized, and also eliminating access […]

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  • Weather Related Schedule Changes

    Due to road conditions, we’re canceling some in-person services. You can join us online for our classes. Stay safe and warm, friends! Tuesday Dec 20 Wednesday Dec 21

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