Flexibility Training and Yoga for Runners

We know sometimes it can be hard to remember all the exercises, or in this case stretches, you wanted to add to your routine after a workshop. So, we have created THREE videos summarizing what we go over in our Flexibility Training and Yoga for Runners workshops!! Dynamic Warm Up: Active Static Stretching: Foam Rolling:

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How Visualization Can Help You Achieve Your Goals

Visualization: Written By: Kate Thieda, MS, LPCA, NCC Are you finding yourself stuck in a rut – in the gym, at work, or in life? Making changes requires that we believe we can make those changes, and often that requires changing the messages we tell ourselves. Visualizing success is a great tool in achieving our goals. […]

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Yoga Blog: 6:30am Yoga

Why YOU should try a 6:30 am yoga class at Empower!   So, 6:30 am classes, multiple times per week, can be challenging to commit to as a participant and as an instructor. And for every excuse there is to not come to class, my Monday and Wednesday 6:30 am classes always give me three […]

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EMPOWER Recipe of the Week: Sweet Potato Salad

Ronda’s Sweet Potato Salad Recipe: National Nutrition Month is coming to an end, but we still have a few more healthy recipes to share with you!  EMPOWER  Co-Owner and Co-Founder, Ronda, made this Sweet Potato Salad for lunch this week! Click below to get the recipe and let us know if you try it out.

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Recipe of the Week: Avocado Egg Salad

Eric’s Avocado Egg Salad Did you know…March is National Nutrition Month? To celebrate we will be sharing some of our favorite healthy recipes! This is one of EMPOWER Raleigh trainer, Eric’s favorites – Avocado and Egg Salad.

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Meet Kate Thieda!

You may have found it a little curious to learn Empower has decided to affiliate with a psychotherapist. Don’t worry – there will not be group therapy sessions in the middle of the workout floor! But, attending to your mental health is definitely part of the whole package of being healthy. Your mind and spirit […]

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Yoga Blog: Breathing…It’s kind of important

Breathing…It’s kind of important … So, let’s take a look at how to do it right!   I remember sitting in my very first yoga class and being asked to find a comfortable seated position. I was then asked to become aware of my breath and my brain immediately went to thoughts of “…Huh?” “What […]

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What Is Mindfulness?

What is Mindfulness? Written by: RJ Lisander So, while technically not a blog post on yoga, some of the concepts of mindfulness are not too different from some of the concepts of yoga.  I suppose the parallels of yoga and mindfulness have always intertwined a bit for me, especially the concepts of sitting in the […]

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Go Exercise With Your Kids

Go Exercise With Your Kids Written by: Eric Broadbent Hey you. Yeah you.  Wait who?  You!  The one sitting there slouched in your seat.  Put down the I-pad or computer mouse and step away from the electronic device.  Put your hands high where I can see them, go get your kids, and start moving!  Ok, […]

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