Jump Start Your Metabolism

Metabolism is a word that is often kicked around in day-to-day conversation as it relates to oneís fitness. How many times have you said or heard, ìIím not what I used to be, my metabolism must have slowed down?î The true definition of the word is the sum of the physical and chemical processes in […]

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“Core Training”

I don’t know how many times a client will say to me, “when are we going to work our ‘Core’?” It’s a buzz word. A word that has been used, over-used and abused continuously throughout major fitness chains and fly-by-night advertisements on TV. For those interested, here’s a great little article (actually a really, really […]

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Paul’s and Tom’s Feet

Many of our clients have no doubt seen the footwear of two of our trainers, Tom and Paul. For those who don’t know these are called Five Fingers and they’re made by Vibram. While the look odd and out of place they actually aren’t new science. They’re bare feet (with rubber covering the bottom for […]

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At Your Own Risk

Paul and I, though we have differences, in general subscribe to similar fitness philosophies. our differences allow us to test each other and stretch our view points and therefore make us better. Today’s workout was one of those times. This workout, with a little modification, came from the folks over at gymjones.com. I like their […]

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The End of “Time”…..

It seems as though if anyone looks hard enough they can find a study supporting a particular belief they have. I find that this particular article mentioned in the August 17th issue of Time magazine to be just another example of that. The article, ìWhy Exercise Wonít Make You Thinî, by John Cloud goes on […]

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Time Magazine: the Sensationalism of Weight Loss and Caloric Balance

As many people probably already know this article was recently published by Time magazine. First a little self-promotion. I received a master’s degree in exercise physiology from a program that is heavily based in science and research. So I understand the use of data and how studies are created. I am going to cover only […]

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Running, Next Step and Coaching

Branching out is always a difficult thing whether it be a new hobby, a new face to say hello to, or, as in this case, bringing endurance athletics to Empower’s already phenomenal personal training and one-stop wellness package. Empower want you to help us take the Next Step as well as taking it yourselves. In […]

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