Empower Blog – Myth Busters Edition

Welcome to Empower Blog: Myth Busters Edition, your bi-monthly debunking of common fitness misconceptions! This episode features the very common assumption that strength training will turn you into a giant green monster known as the Hulk. While lifting weights will promote the development of lean muscle mass, it will not automatically make you start bulging […]

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Client of the Month – Michael Brandt

Michael Brandt was chosen as our second Client of the Month for July. Michael has been training at the Durham studio for 5 years now and actually began his training at EMPOWER on accident. His wife had purchased a training package, but when she injured her shoulder Michael decided to finish her sessions for her […]

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Post Workout Snacking

Bars and shakes are convenient, but they’re not the only refueling options post-workout. If you’ve been missing real food after your workout, try these snack options. The best post-workout snack is a carbohydrate and protein mix, since our muscles at that time are primed to replace glycogen stores (carbohydrate) and repair and rebuild (protein). Research […]

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Meet Empower Trainer Rob King

Rob King grew up in Saratoga Springs, NY. For most of his childhood, he grew up playing various sports. In the beginning, his training philosophy and style was deeply connected to athletic strength and conditioning. However, in his post college years, he began to really expand his training knowledge. In his spare time, Rob mainly […]

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