New Year’s Resolutions

I’m a big believer in New Year’s Resolutions. Actually I would take that a step further and say that I’m a big believer in any goal-setting that will lead to a healthier and happier lifestyle. I’ll use this article: Top Ten New Year’s Resolutions as a list and add my own thoughts to each of […]

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Five Alive Workout

Good morning everybody. How did you all enjoy last week’s workout? Here’s a new one for you to try out. All you need for this workout is a set of dumbbells. 10’s, 15’s, or 20+ will do. Just make sure you challenge yourself! The workout FIVE ALIVE (remember the old OJ drink??) The description Complete […]

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Workout of the Week

Around holiday time, many people tend to slack off a little bit with their workouts. That doesn’t have to happen though! There are many many fun and diverse fitness routines that you can do help you to stay in shape during this time of year. And the great thing about it is that many of […]

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Give the Gift of Health

The December holidays are a wonderful time of year. We get to see family and friends that we may not always see, take some time off work, and enjoy giving and receiving presents. The holidays can also be stressful because of all the time we spend shopping, traveling, cooking, cleaning, etc. Stress = not healthy. […]

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What we are thankful for

Thanksgiving is a great holiday. You get the day off work, delicious food in huge quantities and football all day. Anyway we polled the staff here at Empower about what they are thankful for this year. Here are the responses: Jessica: I am thankful for a life full of love from family and friends, a […]

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Decathlon Finals

31 days. 10 events. 6 finalists. One no holds barred, winner takes all face off. Folks, what a month we had with Empower’s 2010 Decathlon Challenge! Personal records were shattered. Top scores went down every day as clients checked the board and were determined to do more reps, go a little faster, and hold that […]

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Healthy (and Happy!) Holidays at Empower

It is always a good idea to re-visit your health and fitness goals. What better time to do that than BEFORE the festivities of the holiday season knock you off course? Our Healthy Holiday Initiative is designed to help you stay on track through this busy time. Holiday schedules tend to leave us feeling busy, […]

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Medoc Trail Marathon

October 15, 2010 The alarm goes off at 4:30 am and I realize that in 4 hours I will be running 26.2 miles. Drowsily oozing myself out of bed, I begin to brush my teeth and start putting on my trailrunning gear. Injinji toe socks, not one blister since I started wearing them for runs […]

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Fitness Facts

What’s up everyone? Hopefully, you all are enjoying the week so far. It’s sunny outside, 70 degrees, and its the middle of November…I’m not complaining. Anyway, I just got done surfing the web for a few interesting fitness facts to think about this week. Below you’ll find links to a few research articles relating to […]

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Healthy Holiday Nutrition

The holidays are upon us! Where has the year gone? As a dietitian, this is the time of year I start to really preach moderation. I do believe that we should all enjoy this season and the bounty of festivities, friends, family and food that it brings ñ but in moderation ñ after all, how […]

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