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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EMPOWER Meditation: Never Back Down From A Challenge

Meditation:  Never back down from a challenge … Written by: RJ Lisander Now for all you Type-A pals, Never-say-die comrades, movement warriors, Pitta personalities I know the thought of sitting still is intimidating. Which is exactly why it is such a challenge to meditate. And, honestly, this challenge is why you should give it a try. When […]

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2014 EMPOWER Team Goals: Angelo

“Live Like an Olympian” My main goal for this year has two inspirations: the 2014 Winter Olympics and my clients at EMPOWER Personalized Fitness. The Olympics have always been a fascination of mine. The world uniting under one location is certainly a remarkable and encouraging site. However, what really excites me about the games are […]

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2014 Goals: Ronda

EMPOWER Co-Owner, Ronda’s Goals for 2014:  As many of you know I am super Type A so as soon as we clinked our glasses, and exchanged a kiss to ring in the New Year, I was ready to bear down, commit and verbalize my goals to my husband.  Needless to say 12:05 am Jan. 1 […]

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EMPOWER Yoga: benefits of yoga, beyond the mat

Benefits of Yoga Beyond the Mat:   Everyone who has read my yoga blogs for Empower Personalized Fitness is well aware of the benefits yoga can have, with regular practice, to improve strength, balance and flexibility.  But, what you might not know is the positive effects the regular practice of yoga can have on other […]

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2014 EMPOWER Team Goals: Tiffani

EMPOWER Trainer Tiffani’s goals for 2014: The year 2014 will be my time to shine on the national stage and earn my “PRO” card, becoming a professional Figure Athlete with the Natural Physique Comity (NPA). I have chosen the NPA because of there dedication to the world of natural body building and maintaining a clean […]

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Recipe of the Week: Crock Pot Apple Oatmeal

Steel Cut Oats in the Crock Pot As made by EMPOWER Massage Director – Brandi Almario Ingredients:  2 cups of steel cut oats 6-8 cups of water, depends on the thickness you like 1/4 cup of maple syrup 1 teaspoon at least of cinnamon 1 teaspoon at least of vanilla 1 apple cut into pieces […]

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Let’s talk Savasana..

Let’s talk Savasana …. Written by RJ Lisander For those of you have been to any of my yoga classes at Empower Personalized Fitness you will know that Savasana (also known as Mrtasana and corpse pose) is absolutely my favorite yoga pose of all time. Why, you ask? The answer is simple … it allows me […]

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Squat Racks: Intimidating or EMPOWERing?

EMPOWER Trainer Eric’s response to Planet Fitness removing squat racks and other useful equipment at their gyms because they are too “intimidating”: If you haven’t heard the news, Planet Fitness has decided to remove all of their squat racks.  They have also removed heavier dumbbells, benches, and open areas to perform deadlifts and other functional […]

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