Exercise Tip of the Week – Be Comfortably Uncomfortable

How often do you go to the gym just to do the same exact workout, with the same exact weights, at the same exact speed, with the same energy level? Is this comfortable? Do you feel accomplished? Do you feel like you had a great workout? Feels great right? WRONG! You’ve fallen into the same […]

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Client of the Month – Dan Shattuck

August’s Client of the Month is EMPOWER Raleigh’s very own Dan “The Man” Shattuck! Dan began training at the Raleigh location in March of 2014 after having lumber spine surgery on Thanksgiving of the previous year. He recognized his need for more than physical therapy, and due to the close proximity of the studio to […]

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Anna LaBarre’s August Nutrition Tip – Tomatoes

Mid-August in NC means it’s time to savor tomatoes! Whip up this refreshing Gazpacho alongside grilled fish and corn on the cob for a mouthwatering, easy dinner.  (This chilled soup is even great after several days in the fridge, so it’s an ideal way to pack vegetables in your brown bag lunch.)   Tomatoes are […]

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Trainer Spotlight – Amanda Fontaine’s 5 Favorite Exercises

Ever wondered what your EMPOWER trainers love to do when they exercise? Well today you get to find out! This week’s blog features the lovely Amanda Fontaine and her 5 Favorite Exercises! Her response is below. Enjoy!   “Working out and physical fitness have always been huge passions of mine. When it comes to exercise, no one […]

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Empower Blog – Myth Busters Edition

Welcome to Empower Blog: Myth Busters Edition, your bi-monthly debunking of common fitness misconceptions! This episode features the very common assumption that strength training will turn you into a giant green monster known as the Hulk. While lifting weights will promote the development of lean muscle mass, it will not automatically make you start bulging […]

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Strength Training for Women

Since women spend so much time taking care of others we figured we would take the month of May to celebrate them with a few good blog posts on women’s health. Here are some articles I love: http://www.womenfitness.net/top10_misconception_bodybuild.htm http://articles.elitefts.com/articles/training-articles/what-women-should-never-do-but-often-do-while-trying-to-get-in-shape-part-1-of-6/ http://figureathlete.t-nation.com/free_online_article/most_recent/the_45_minute_workout http://figureathlete.t-nation.com/free_online_article/most_recent/how_strong_are_your_glutes_really Happy Mother’s Day and happy lifting!

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Getting Fit for Golf

The seasons are shifting and warmer weather is fast approaching so it is time to dust off your clubs and prepare yourself to ìget fit for golfî. Golf specific fitness is comprised of six main components: balance, flexibility, core strength, muscular endurance, power, and cardiovascular endurance. Development in each of these areas will help improve […]

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