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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30 Days to Wellness Challenge SUCCESS!

As we gear up for another 30 Days to Wellness Challenge we would like to reflect on this awesome testimonial submitted by one of our Empower favorites, Kathy Cleaver.  Join us on September 8th as we embark on another 30 days of clean eating, fitness fun and feeling good! “Two weeks down and two to […]

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Short on Time? Try a Complex

What is a complex? A complex is a series of exercises, using the same piece of equipment with the same amount of weight (or resistance), consecutively until all of the repetitions are complete. Complexes can be completed with barbells, dumbbells, kettlebells, cable machines, medicine balls, or any modality that you wish to. What exercises can […]

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An Inside Look at Girl’s On The Run

-from Caroline, GOTR Participant at Morehead Elementary “I didn’t even really know what Girls On The Run was when my mom signed me up.  I knew I was pretty fast running the bases in softball but that was pretty much all the running I ever did.  I wasn’t sure that running a 5K sounded like […]

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How Your Pet’s Health Affects Your Health

It’s time to check in on everyone’s health–even yours! Schedule your pet’s yearly checkup today to find out how your pet’s health affects YOU! Daily interactions with your pet can be one of the best parts of life. Your dog sleeps with you. Your cat licks you. You go on walks in the woods together. […]

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I Heart Avocados

This post comes to you from EMPOWER’s very own registered Dietician: Anna LaBarre, MS, RDN, LDN. Research has shown that replacing saturated fat in our diets (found primarily in animal products) with monounsaturated fat (like that found in olive oil, canola oil and avocados) can lower our LDL (bad) cholesterol levels. But in case you […]

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New Year’s Resolutions

Happy New Year! Welcome to 2015 everyone. Now, like most people starting January 1st, I’m sure that you all have decided to make resolutions. If you have, what are they, and if you haven’t, why haven’t you? Here’s a quick acronym to guide you in evaluating your current resolutions or to help you create some! […]

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