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When John Logan woke up on that April morning in 2014, it was a morning just like any other. The sun rose, birds chirped, and squirrels climbed trees. Nothing new. But, to John, it felt different. Change was in the air; a powerful one; an adventurous one. He didn’t know it yet but this was the morning that Mr. Logan would begin his journey with Empower. He had heard the glamorous tales of the Two Studios, he had even experienced Durham for himself. The energy, the passion, the readiness for fitness. They excited him and readied him for his journey. He was “impressed by what he observed going on. Active. Active. Active.” When he walked through the doors of the Raleigh studio, and Rob took him through his initial session, John knew he was ready. It was his turn to begin his fitness quest. With Rob to lead him, he knew he was in for an EMPOWER-ing endeavor.
No one begins a quest without objectives, and John was no different. He wanted to improve his strength, flexibility, and aerobic capacity. He knew this would come at one price: hard work and dedication. There would be obstacles in his way, foes to face, friends to make. As their journey began, Rob and John got tangled in the TRX forest, more commonly known as the Group Fitness classroom. The challenges of the Squat, the Row, the Push up, all plagued John. Sweat drenched his shirt as his battle began. TRX straps clashed, a war between Mind and Muscle waged as the workout continued. Luckily, the TRX Guru himself – Rob – was there to help. With Rob cueing him and checking his form, John couldn’t lose. For 30 minutes John fought. He squatted his legs off, Rowed until he thought his arms would fall off and Pushed up with such force that the Earth began to move under him. As the battle came to an end, Rob looked over at John and asked, “How are you feeling?” John responded with one word, ” Fantastic.”
A spark was ignited in John Logan that day. His battle was fierce, but he couldn’t escape it. He grew to love his battles with the TRX; As much work as he put into his training, the more he got out of it. He was becoming more stronger, more flexible, and improving his work capacity every single time he worked out. For 6 months he worked with Rob and the other companions of the studio. Together, they formed a Fellowship dedicated to improving John’s fitness in a fun, professional manner. And then it happened…
John arrived in his car at the Raleigh studio, just like he always did. However, when he opened his door confetti began to fall from the sky. Doves flew through the air by the thousands while cherubs sang songs of joy. It happened. As the EMPOWER Blog paparazzi descended on the car and the Client of the Month crown was placed on his head, John thought one thing, “I hope the Blog doesn’t over-exaggerate my Client of the Month Story.”
Congratulations Mr. Logan! Your hardwork and dedication to your fitness goals have paid off, and I’m proud to announce you as EMPOWER Raleigh’s October Client of the Month! Keep up the fantastic effort!
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