EMPOWER Blog: Mythbusters Edition

How often have you thought to yourself, “I really need to go workout.”? Now, how many times have you said, “I could really use a personal trainer.”? And finally, the myth we’re going to be discussing today, how many times have you said, “I should probably get in shape before I ask that personal trainer […]

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Client of the Month Durham – Carl Pieper

Our Client of the Month (CotM) for November 2014 is none-other than Carl Pieper, of EMPOWER Durham! We had a chance to sit down with Carl to ask him about his training at EMPOWER. Carl, being the magnificent person he is, decided to respond in an equally magnificent way: A ballad. A ballad appropriately titled: […]

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Nutrition Tip of the Month – Pumpkin Black Bean Soup

Looking for a way to spice up the traditional Thanksgiving spread? Serve this festive Pumpkin-Black Bean Soup as the first course! Pumpkin-Black Bean Soup Ingredients: 2 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil 1/2 cup red onion, chopped 1 tablespoon ground cumin 1 teaspoon each cinnamon, allspice 1/2 teaspoon black pepper 2 garlic cloves, minced 2 cans low […]

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Trainer Spotlight: EMPOWER Raleigh – Cody Johnson

Cody is from Greensboro, North Carolina and spent most of his time growing up there. As a kid, Cody played a variety of sports, but settled into soccer, football, and basketball in high school. Upon arriving as a freshman at UNC-Chapel Hill, Cody originally planned on becoming a Business major, but his passion for sport […]

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Exercise Tip of the Month: Planes of Motion

This month’s exercise tip is brought to you by Empower’s newest trainer – Zach Connell. —————————————————————————————————————————————————————————- Greetings, Empower Nation! This week’s exercise tip is geared towards changing our mindset for exercise to better prepare us for the day to day movement demands that life throws our way. Mostly everyone would agree that incorporating exercise into […]

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Client of the Month – A Tale of John Logan

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 […]

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A Candy Conundrum

Halloween is quickly approaching, and here’s a spooky fact: Americans are expected to spend $2.5 billion on candy this year, according to the National Confectioners Association (NCA). (Just in case you’re wondering, chocolate is the most popular choice, and candy corn is a close second.) The trouble with Halloween candy….it not only sticks to our […]

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EMPOWER Blog – Mythbusters Edition

Hello, blog readers! Welcome to Empower Blog: Mythbusters edition, your bi-monthly debunking of common fitness misconceptions! This episode will explore the idea that long duration endurance training (Cardio, as most people refer to it) is the best way tone up – NOPE! It isn’t. For everyone running to stay looking lean, there’s a better option! […]

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EMPOWER Client of the Month – Kate Call

September’s client of the month is Kate Call, from the EMPOWER Durham location! After hearing of Dan Shattuck’s, our previous CotM, rise to fame, Kate went in a more humble direction. We were just able to get a few questions in about her fitness journey at Empower as she was walking down the red carpet […]

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September Nutrition Tip – The Salt Story

Arteries become less flexible as we age (increasing the risk of heart attack and stroke).  The good news: there’s a lot we can do to protect our arteries with diet and lifestyle. Studies have shown that a high sodium diet stiffens arteries above and beyond the effect on blood pressure. A recent study published in […]

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