emPOWER Yoga: Crow Happened

The Day Crow Happened: Written By: RJ Lisander CROW HAPPENED There are lots of styles of yoga.  In general, my class sequences follow a flow traditional to the style I’m teaching.  However, this week during the 6:30 am emPOWER Yoga class at EMPOWER Durham, I threw the rulebook out the window and provided a totally […]

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Meet the EMPOWER Raleigh Trainers: Eric Broadbent

Eric Broadbent: Eric Broadbent joined the Empower Raleigh Team as a Personal Trainer in the Fall of 2013.  He is extremely excited to be joining such a diverse and enthusiastic TEAM.  The transition to joining Empower Personalized Fitness Raleigh was quite easy for Eric because they share a lot of the same values.  At Empower […]

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Empower Raleigh NOW OPEN

Empower Personalized Fitness is NOW OPEN at 2501 Blue Ridge Road in The Atrium Building at the intersection of Blue Ridge and Lake Boone Trail near Rex Hospital. The Raleigh location is a culmination of everything Ronda and I have learned since we opened our flagship location in Durham in 2005. For those of you […]

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Steve’s Blog: The Tale of the Taper

The Tale of the Taper The taper is the curse of the well-prepared runner. I’m two weeks away from my first half-marathon. I’ve been adding mileage for the last few months and feeling rally good about the base I’ve built. Now, all the experts are telling me to back off – to effectively stop training. […]

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Steve’s Blog: It’s Good to have Goals

It’s Good to have Goals When I tell people that I’m about to run my first half-marathon, I get the same question: “What’s your goal?” I assume they’re referring specifically to time, but is that all there is? It makes me think about what I really want from this race. So, here’s my list of […]

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EMPOWER’s Nutrition for Runners

Thanks to everyone who came out to our Nutrition for Runners Lectures! Nutrition is such an important part of training for any race (whether it be a running race or just the race that is life!)  As promised, the notes from the lecture are at the link below! Please let us know if you have […]

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What is EMPOWER Guided Meditation?

What is Guided Meditation?   By RJ Lisander RYT-200, Yoga Therapist I had grand plans to make this blog a place to unveil my personal experiences with meditation, and to garner so much excitement around meditation that you would have no choice but to make coming to one of the Sunday evening Guided Meditation sessions, […]

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Steve’s Blog: Uncharted Territory

UNCHARTED TERRITORY I’m at the point in my training where my runs are getting much longer than I ever anticipated. Last weekend I ran 15 miles and lived to blog about it. It was my longest run yet, and I have to admit that it went pretty well…at least the first 14 miles did. The […]

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