One Week To Go

As we approach the final week of the Empower Decathlon Challenge, the top five male & female competitors are as follows: Males – first place (Sean Fenton), 2nd place (Gene Oddone), 3rd place (George Livanos), 4th place (Ward Flintom), 5th place (Drew Howell) Females – 1st place (Grace Couchman), 2nd place (Mary Sampson), 3rd place […]

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“Core Training”

I don’t know how many times a client will say to me, “when are we going to work our ‘Core’?” It’s a buzz word. A word that has been used, over-used and abused continuously throughout major fitness chains and fly-by-night advertisements on TV. For those interested, here’s a great little article (actually a really, really […]

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My Decathlon Challenge Experience

As an Empower trainer, I’m required to take a crack at our annual Decathlon challenge. So far, I’ve completed nine of the ten events (all but the rower). These are my current results: – MB Shuttle Chase (:31.10 seconds) / MB Slam Relay (:45.07 seconds) / Slosh Pipe (2:36) / Wall Sit (4:01) / Farmer’s […]

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Spotlight (Dennis Wallace)

Dennis is a warrior. I’ve been training him for close to a year and a half now. Not once has he ever questioned what we do, he does it. He works hard. He puts himself, and all of himself, in every workout that we do. Some succeed, some don’t. Sometimes he’s got more than enough, […]

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It’s Never Too Late

A typical excuse I hear from people considering starting to work with a trainer is “I’m going to wait until I get into better shape before I start working with a trainer” or “I’m just too old to start a formal exercise regimen.” I never really gave any real attention to these comments, rather I […]

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A Toast To Shoaf

Its amazing to me when I stop and think about how many successful people I bump elbows with on a day-to-day basis here at the Empower studio. Many of the clients here are at the top of their profession, and they are well known in their perspective industries. I’m obviously partial to the health and […]

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Paul’s and Tom’s Feet

Many of our clients have no doubt seen the footwear of two of our trainers, Tom and Paul. For those who don’t know these are called Five Fingers and they’re made by Vibram. While the look odd and out of place they actually aren’t new science. They’re bare feet (with rubber covering the bottom for […]

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