Category: General

Reconnecting with Spaces

Posted on Feb 15, 2023 in Articles & Updates and General

Written by Coach Ren There is nothing like cutting thick black mats with an exacto knife to bring me back to when we opened the first Strive & Uplift facility in January of 2017. We expanded the movement space in the Ballard gym last week, and as I was sawing away (trying to be mindful […]

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Making Space for Yourself

Posted on Dec 21, 2022 in Articles & Updates and General

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 […]

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Take a Break – Upper Body Mobility Routine

Posted on Aug 13, 2021 in Articles & Updates and General

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 […]

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Hydration During Sports

Posted on Feb 9, 2021 in Articles & Updates and General and Ultimate Specific

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 […]

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Reading Workout Programming

Posted on Jan 9, 2021 in Articles & Updates and General and Ultimate Specific

One of the biggest barriers to working out on your own using a program is understanding the language around workout programs so you can understand what you’re being instructed to do! Fortunately, there is some common language used by fitness professionals. Repetitions – Often shortened to “reps”, refers to how many times you’ll do an […]

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Design Your Own Circuits!

Posted on Apr 28, 2020 in Articles & Updates and General

We’re offering this clinic we made for our members to the general public because we think it will help give some ideas to spice up your workout routine! If you find it useful, please consider making a donation to AGE UP, one of our favorite organizations in the world! With COVID-19 impacting all our communities, […]

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Home Workout Options

Posted on Mar 27, 2020 in Articles & Updates and General and Ultimate Specific

We’ve gotten a lot of questions from our community about how to set up a home gym so folx can keep strength training during times when gym access is unavailable or questionable at best – we want to provide some guidelines and ideas so you can start to visualize your workouts! Here’s a few things […]

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Gym-Free Workout

Posted on Mar 8, 2020 in Articles & Updates and General

We know that there are lots of reasons normally why folx can’t make it to the gym – family commitments, travel, etc. As some workplaces close in response to COVID19 and individuals weigh their own risk profile and that of their loved ones, it might feel more complicated for you to get to the gym […]

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