Open House at the Caring House in Durham

Every year for our annual Train the Trainer event we sponsor a charity that gives a lot to the community. Our open house is on Saturday and kicks off with a mass boot camp that’ll help you jump start your day. Come out and see is! This year it’s the Caring House in Durham. Caring […]

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Exercise “Faux Pas'”

Here was an interesting article that ran recently in Shape Magazine. So, shall we have a little round table discussion about these 10 ‘faux pas’?” I’ll start. Number 6. “Letting your knees shoot ahead of your toes, lifting your heels, dropping your knees inward. These mistakes place excess pressure on the tendons and ligaments of […]

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Empower’s Busy Weekend

Last weekend the Empower team branched out into the community to support two great causes. In the morning we loaded up the Empower on the Move van and headed to the American Tobacco District in support of Girls on the Run. We set up three different fitness challenges including a bosu station, a weighted ball […]

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Train the Trainer is Back!

Empower Personal Training is hosting the fourth annual train the trainer. It will be held on Saturday, May 1st. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Caring House (link) which is a special place that provides adult cancer patients and accompanying caregivers with a comfortable, supportive, and affordable place to stay during outpatient treatment at […]

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Girls On The Run 5K

Girls on the Run is a fantastic organization that uses the power of running and being active to change the way girls see themselves and their futures. The girls meet twice weekly for 12 weeks during the spring and fall. The sessions include running workouts and games that teach important life skills such as teamwork, […]

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Looking for a Coach

Many of us know about personal trainers. If you want to get fit someone will tell you to get a personal trainer. What many people don’t know is if you’re into endurance sports (long distance running, cycling, triathlon etc.) you can hire a coach much like you would a personal trainer. An endurance coach works […]

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Client Spotlight: George Livanos

George is a Financial Advisor who came to Empower Personal Training to establish habits in order to live a long and healthy life. He trains three times per week with his trainer, Michael Whitehurst, and two or three times by himself. We asked George how he achieved his training goals and he replied “It took […]

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