Mobility from the Ground Up

Creating a foundation of quality movement is critical to being a healthy human being Zachary J Connell M.Ed., CSCS, Pn-1, CPT LEARN MORE ABOUT MOBILITY FROM THE GROUND UP WORKSHOP SERIES What Is Mobility Training? Mobility training is a holistic approach to resolving and preventing injury while programming the body with the motor skills necessary […]

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Client of the Month – The Amy Allen Story

Amy Allen woke up on a dreary December morning in 2013. Just like every other day, she would get up, eat a plain piece of boring toast, drive the drudging drive to her plain gym, and complete another tedious workout in a massive group fitness setting. However, as she was on her way back to […]

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Looking for a way to “Beet” The Holiday Weight Gain?

Roasted Beet and Apple Salad   This dish is absolutely beautiful–perfect to adorn your holiday table or an impressive dish to take to a party! Beets are a great source of fiber and folate, and a good source of potassium and vitamin C as well. Recent research on anthocyanins, the phytochemical that gives beets their […]

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Limited Time to Exercise? Try a Complex

As the Holidays draw closer and closer and the days get shorter and shorter, many people are finding it increasingly difficult to find time to workout. If you’re running low on time and need a quick, high intensity workout, but aren’t sure what to do, try a complex! What is a complex? A complex is […]

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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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