Stay Active! – Outdoor Workout

The end of summer is one of the best times of the year to get enjoy the outdoors with a quick workout! If you’re looking for a change-up to your daily routine of working out in doors or just want to enjoy the weather, then here’s a great way to spend 30 minutes in the […]

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Client of the Month – Dan Shattuck

August’s Client of the Month is EMPOWER Raleigh’s very own Dan “The Man” Shattuck! Dan began training at the Raleigh location in March of 2014 after having lumber spine surgery on Thanksgiving of the previous year. He recognized his need for more than physical therapy, and due to the close proximity of the studio to […]

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Anna LaBarre’s August Nutrition Tip – Tomatoes

Mid-August in NC means it’s time to savor tomatoes! Whip up this refreshing Gazpacho alongside grilled fish and corn on the cob for a mouthwatering, easy dinner.  (This chilled soup is even great after several days in the fridge, so it’s an ideal way to pack vegetables in your brown bag lunch.)   Tomatoes are […]

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Trainer Spotlight – Amanda Fontaine’s 5 Favorite Exercises

Ever wondered what your EMPOWER trainers love to do when they exercise? Well today you get to find out! This week’s blog features the lovely Amanda Fontaine and her 5 Favorite Exercises! Her response is below. Enjoy!   “Working out and physical fitness have always been huge passions of mine. When it comes to exercise, no one […]

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Empower Blog – Myth Busters Edition

Welcome to Empower Blog: Myth Busters Edition, your bi-monthly debunking of common fitness misconceptions! This episode features the very common assumption that strength training will turn you into a giant green monster known as the Hulk. While lifting weights will promote the development of lean muscle mass, it will not automatically make you start bulging […]

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Post Workout Snacking

Bars and shakes are convenient, but they’re not the only refueling options post-workout. If you’ve been missing real food after your workout, try these snack options. The best post-workout snack is a carbohydrate and protein mix, since our muscles at that time are primed to replace glycogen stores (carbohydrate) and repair and rebuild (protein). Research […]

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