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We don’t want to just design a fitness program;
we want to change your life.

“When I ask our clients what sets us apart, I hear the word ‘community’. A non-intimidating, positive environment with members who support each other, the feeling of belonging, and coaches who truly care.

And that’s exactly what I set out to do when I started Ascend in 2007.

I started Ascend Fitness in 2007 when I first moved to Chilliwack. It started with a logo, a cell phone and website, my car, and a desire to help people experience how good it felt to take care of their health.

Since the start, Ascend Fitness has been helping Chilliwack men and women eat better, move better and think better so they can get back to feeling really, really good. It’s not about how many squats or push-ups you can do, it’s about what health and fitness can help you achieve in life, and I am absolutely grateful to help people like you fully participate in life; without any fears or self-doubt holding you back.  

Ascend Fitness started by offering personal training and boot camp services, and has evolved to a holistic health coaching practice, including fitness, individualized nutrition programs, and mindset coaching. My goal is to free our members from the on-again-off again diet cycle, the quick fixes that get short term results but sacrifice health, the body-shaming, and the one size fits all approach. At Ascend we  offer a realistic, sustainable, positive approach to health and fitness so you can get results for life.

I get so fired up when I hear about our member’s successes and breakthroughs. Members like Anne-Marie, who finally put an end to the 30+ years of yo-yo dieting, wasted energy on body hate and finally found peace with food, Terry who could touch his toes for the first time, Barb who completed the Tough Mudder though she never thought she could. That’s what keeps me inspired.

Whether you haven’t worked out since college, or you just can’t seem to stick to a plan, our programs and team of knowledgeable, supportive and caring coaches can help you achieve the lifestyle you want. To be there for your family, to be a role model for your kids, to enjoy adventures into your retirement, to feel confident in your clothes, to feel GOOD again.

We’re ready if you are. And we would be honoured to help you take the next step. 

To your best health, and best self,

Tanja Shaw
Owner + Motivator

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Ascend Fitness + lifestyle
You are on the verge of big changes – take the next step!
WHAT OUR CLIENTS
HAVE TO SAY ABOUT US
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LINDA WIEBE

I joined Ascend this year in hopes I would finally stop 30 years of very unhealthy eating habits and the dangerous cycle of weight gain and loss.  Not only have I lost 40 pounds, but for the first time in 30 years, I am learning balance, learning what healthy eating looks like and how to be consistent and disciplined. I am SO thankful to Ascend and seriously see it as an answer to my prayers for “Help” after so many hopeless years.

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Bert Van Hert

I lost 20 pounds, bought new jeans, and I LOVE Ascend.

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