Nutrition Counseling and Health Supplements

Common Questions: What Supplements Should I Take? Have you ever picked up a fitness magazine or watched commercials about the latest in exercise supplements?  Ones that will promise rapid weight loss, quick muscle gain, or increased work capacity? Look like this in 30 days!  Sound familiar? Those are just the obvious money pitfalls – there […]

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Common Health Questions

We’re going to feature a new series of blog posts – motivated by our own readers and clients! There are questions about health and fitness that we as trainers and professionals in the fitness industry hear pretty often – Should I do cardio or strength training first? What sorts of supplements should I take? How […]

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Is Fast Food Less Expensive?

This week’s blog post is more of a question to YOU, our clients, than it is a paragraph of information. There was an interesting article from the New York Times a while back that compared the prices of several different meals – including two from the grocery store and 1 from McDonald’s. Read the article […]

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How Can I Recover Faster?

It’s happened to everyone who trains – sometimes as late as 2 days after you worked out!  Terrible, crippling muscle soreness that makes walking down the stairs a 5-minute trial. Many times we’ll hear the question “how can I prevent soreness?”  Let’s take a look first at what happens when you’re sore, and what you […]

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How do Trainers Train?

Blaine Warren 1) What are your training goals? My main goals are to stay strong, fit and healthy.  I train to be better at everything I do in life.  Especially my job.  I am a big believer in practicing what you preach.  I feel it is a professional obligation for me to stay in shape. […]

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Sports of Fitness

Today at Empower the staff learned about and went through a Crossfit workout – inspiring this post! You may have heard of Crossfit before – it’s been growing steadily in popularity through the years, even more so now that Reebok has started sponsoring the brand.  You may have seen the ‘Crossfit Games’ air on ESPN […]

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How do Trainers Train?

Patty Shoaf   What are your training goals? First of all, to be an Ironman.   Each day I have daily goals to accomplish in order to achieve the main goal.  These daily goals keep me on track for the long term.  I plan on a week by week basis due to my osteoarthritis in my […]

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Spend time with friends and family – minus the calories

With Mother’s Day coming up this weekend, I’m sure many of us are wondering where to take Mom to lunch.  While a few months ago I wrote a blog post emphasizing that you should have meals with family and friends, there are other alternatives to eating when you want to spend time with loved ones! […]

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