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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EMPOWER’s Gym in Your Pocket

Out of town? Can’t get to the studio for class? No worries! All your need for our “Gym in Your Pocket” workout is a resistance band, a door and a step of some sort! In the video below EMPOWER’s Assistant General Manager, Nestor, will take you through the exercises one at a time! Have a […]

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Steve’s Blog: It’s Gotta Be the Shoes.

It’s gotta be the shoes. Runners have opinions about everything. Strong opinions, about silly things like socks, energy gels, and water bottles. I’ve witnessed arguments over whose GPS watch was more accurate. There’s nothing runners feel more strongly about than their shoes…and for good reason. Just think for a moment about the abuse your feet […]

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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 went over in our Flexibility Training and Yoga for Runners workshops this week!  Thank you so much to all […]

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