Steve’s Blog: Always Have a Plan

Always have a plan. In my first post, I said that to be a runner, “All you really need is two feet and a little motivation.” The more I think about it, that’s only partially true. I’d (unscientifically) estimate that for every person loves running, there are three more that want to love running and […]

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Steve’s Blog: An Introduction

A brief introduction: My name is Steve Kulp. Our friends at Empower have asked me to blog about life as a new runner and my training for the Bull City Race Fest Half-Marathon (http://bullcityracefest.com). Before I actually start blogging in earnest, I thought it would be worthwhile to take a minute to introduce myself. Here […]

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EMPOWER’s 7 Days of Smoothies

EMPOWER’s 7 Days of Smoothies: Designed and Tested by the EMPOWER Team – for you! Our most recent special offer on Facebook was a FREE Download for EMPOWER’s 7 Days of Smoothies.  (Find our Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/empowerpersonalizedfitness?ref=hl) If you missed out on the opportunity to download it from our Facebook, you can now get all the […]

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Three Bean Salad Recipe

Three Bean Salad Recipe: Ingredients:  2 cans black beans (drained & rinsed) 2 cans kidney beans (drained & rinsed) 1 can garbanzo beans (drained & rinsed) 6 green onions (rinsed & chopped, I like to only use the white end and a little of the green) 6 tbsp olive oil 6 tbsp red wine vinegar […]

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EMPOWER Workout of the Week 06/25/13

EMPOWER’s Workout of the Week: Total Body Burner Check out the full video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dZ_eMp4V7IQ In this weeks video Angelo takes you through the exercises demonstrating proper form, he also gives suggested modifications if you need a more/less intense version of any of the exercises! EMPOWER Total Body Burner:  45 seconds of Jump Rope Before and […]

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21 Day Detox Cleanse: Week 3

Cleanse Blog Week 3 – Becoming Powerful. Week 3 of the cleanse was a breeze. I kicked up my workouts a notch because I heard sometimes in the third week people hit a little bit of a plateau in terms of weight loss.  I had my routine down and it really flew by.  I was […]

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21 Day Detox Cleanse

Liz Hurley Style – Week 2:  To kick off week 2 of my cleanse experience I was going out of town.  Yikes. My younger sister was running her first half marathon in Virginia Beach, and for the first time I was going to be on the cheering squad at a race (mixed feelings about this, […]

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Nestor’s Power Smoothie

Nestor’s Morning Power Smoothie (Serves 2): 1 cup vanilla soy milk (or almond milk) 1 cup plain low-/non-fat yogurt 1 banana 1 cup frozen mixed fruit (your choice; I like Dole fruit medley with peaches, pineapple, strawberries, mango, and grapes) 1/2 cup fruit juice (your choice; I like mango/passion fruit) 2 scoops vanilla soy protein powder […]

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Brandi’s Granola Recipe

Here is our Massage Director, Brandi’s favorite breakfast, the recipe for her homemade granola is below.  Here’s what Brandi has to say about this delicious looking breakfast: “I workout in the morning before breakfast and almost every morning I eat a bowl of granola with milk, 2 eggs with feta cheese and spinach and fruit.  […]

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21 Day Detox Cleanse:

Liz Hurley Style – Week 1: For those of you that do not know me…my name is Liz Hurley, I am the group fitness coordinator and a personal trainer at EMPOWER.  This is my summary of Week 1 on “The Cleanse.”  If you are unfamiliar with it- the cleanse is a 21 day liver detox […]

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