EMPOWER Blog: Mythbusters Edition

How often have you thought to yourself, “I really need to go workout.”? Now, how many times have you said, “I could really use a personal trainer.”? And finally, the myth we’re going to be discussing today, how many times have you said, “I should probably get in shape before I ask that personal trainer […]

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Nutrition Tip of the Month – Pumpkin Black Bean Soup

Looking for a way to spice up the traditional Thanksgiving spread? Serve this festive Pumpkin-Black Bean Soup as the first course! Pumpkin-Black Bean Soup Ingredients: 2 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil 1/2 cup red onion, chopped 1 tablespoon ground cumin 1 teaspoon each cinnamon, allspice 1/2 teaspoon black pepper 2 garlic cloves, minced 2 cans low […]

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Trainer Spotlight: EMPOWER Raleigh – Cody Johnson

Cody is from Greensboro, North Carolina and spent most of his time growing up there. As a kid, Cody played a variety of sports, but settled into soccer, football, and basketball in high school. Upon arriving as a freshman at UNC-Chapel Hill, Cody originally planned on becoming a Business major, but his passion for sport […]

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Exercise Tip of the Month: Planes of Motion

This month’s exercise tip is brought to you by Empower’s newest trainer – Zach Connell. —————————————————————————————————————————————————————————- Greetings, Empower Nation! This week’s exercise tip is geared towards changing our mindset for exercise to better prepare us for the day to day movement demands that life throws our way. Mostly everyone would agree that incorporating exercise into […]

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A Candy Conundrum

Halloween is quickly approaching, and here’s a spooky fact: Americans are expected to spend $2.5 billion on candy this year, according to the National Confectioners Association (NCA). (Just in case you’re wondering, chocolate is the most popular choice, and candy corn is a close second.) The trouble with Halloween candy….it not only sticks to our […]

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