Member Monday – Ahmad Adi

MEMBER MONDAY: Each week we feature an exceptional client that exudes Living the Life They Envision. This week we feature Ahmad Adi.       His profession:   He’s a resident physician at Duke Hospitals – currently finishing his training to become a psychiatrist. He is also interested in public health issues surrounding mental health, […]

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Member Monday – Madison Rootenberg

MEMBER MONDAY: Each week we feature an exceptional client that exudes Living the Life they Envision. This week we feature Madison Rootenberg.   Words from Madison: “Hi my name is Madison and I run Everyday Magic with my best friend, an intentional lifestyle store in downtown Durham! My passion is animals, I am a rescue and […]

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Member Monday: Dr. Gene Oddone

Each week we are featuring an exceptional client that exudes Living the Life they Envision. This week we feature Eugene Oddone, AKA (Iron Man- as referred to by his trainer Amanda Fontaine).   Profession: He’s a general internist. He takes care of patients and teaches Duke residents and students at the Durham VA, and has […]

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Words to Live By . . .

Someone once told me, “Peter, don’t let the perfect be the enemy to the good.” I’ve applied that idea to many areas of my life, but it wasn’t until my older sister had a heart attack at age 47, that I woke up and decided to stop letting the pursuit of fitness perfection be the […]

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Empower Expeditions – An All-Inclusive Wellness Weekend

Empower is excited to launch it’s new adVENTURE – Empower Expeditions!  Join us for our very first Expedition to the gorgeous foothills of North Carolina for a ThinkFUN, GET FIT, EAT WELL retreat that will be FUN and transformative. Create and Experience the Life you Envision with an Empower Expedition. READ OUT eBOOK HERE : Empower […]

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The Elephant on the Treadmill

In the last blog post I talked about how I want to pass boot camp. In the spirit of clearly defining my goals and making them measurable, something I’ve never been very good at, I looked up what the qualifications were for staying in the military for women in my age group. Rather than refer […]

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Embracing the Suck

I absolutely hate to plan. Anyone who knows me well knows how much it drains me , especially if any scheduling is involved. I loathe scheduling. I’m not sure why it produces such a visceral reaction, but the mere thought of planning every day conjures fantasies of getting knocked upside the head with a dumbbell […]

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