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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Recipe of the Month

Our Director of Client Relations J.J. Yager is always rolling in to work with delicious leftovers for lunch. That being said, we were able to twist her arm and get her to share with us one of her recipes that she uses when she gets shrimp. This looks like a great summer recipe! Garlic Lime […]

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Want to Improve Your Fitness? Sleep!

Want to Improve Your Fitness? Sleep!   When we are training hard, most of us focus on more reps, heavier weight, longer runs, or twice-a-days to see progress. But what if I told you that sleeping more might be the better option for making gains in strength, decreasing your times, and looking better overall?   […]

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Strength Training for All

Strength Training for All Written By: Eric Broadbent At Empower Raleigh you’ll see a lot of people doing strength training during a personal training session, and for good reason.  If you could only choose one type of training modality in a given session, you should probably think about choosing strength.  Now, before you get all […]

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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 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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