Member Monday – Laney McPhaul

Laney is a Sales Manager for a large IT firm. She manages employees who provide sales support to Fortune 500 companies in the NYC Metro area.   Her favorite exercises she says are: “12 ounce curls” – Ha! Really she likes squats and having fun on the slide board.   She’s been at Empower for about […]

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Member Monday – Dotty Reid

Dotty is an Empower great and she has the best smile around!  Read a bit more about her Empower experience:   – Tell us a little about your profession. I am a RN (who has been in nursing more than 50 years.), with a Master’s Degree in Health Care Administration. When I retired 4 years […]

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Member Monday – Wendy McColskey

This picture was taken in France (notice the red clay) in 2015 when I played for the U.S. onthe national Women’s 60s Tennis Team against other countries (which we won!). It was a great experience and I think my trainer Nestor and Empower definitely contributed to my fitness, quickness, and strength (especially compared to the other “senior” […]

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Member Monday – Ahmad Adi

MEMBER MONDAY: Each week we feature an exceptional client that exudes Living the Life They Envision. This week we feature Ahmad Adi.       His profession:   He’s a resident physician at Duke Hospitals – currently finishing his training to become a psychiatrist. He is also interested in public health issues surrounding mental health, […]

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Member Monday – Madison Rootenberg

MEMBER MONDAY: Each week we feature an exceptional client that exudes Living the Life they Envision. This week we feature Madison Rootenberg.   Words from Madison: “Hi my name is Madison and I run Everyday Magic with my best friend, an intentional lifestyle store in downtown Durham! My passion is animals, I am a rescue and […]

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Member Monday: Dr. Gene Oddone

Each week we are featuring an exceptional client that exudes Living the Life they Envision. This week we feature Eugene Oddone, AKA (Iron Man- as referred to by his trainer Amanda Fontaine).   Profession: He’s a general internist. He takes care of patients and teaches Duke residents and students at the Durham VA, and has […]

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Embracing the Suck

I absolutely hate to plan. Anyone who knows me well knows how much it drains me , especially if any scheduling is involved. I loathe scheduling. I’m not sure why it produces such a visceral reaction, but the mere thought of planning every day conjures fantasies of getting knocked upside the head with a dumbbell […]

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I Heart Avocados

This post comes to you from EMPOWER’s very own registered Dietician: Anna LaBarre, MS, RDN, LDN. Research has shown that replacing saturated fat in our diets (found primarily in animal products) with monounsaturated fat (like that found in olive oil, canola oil and avocados) can lower our LDL (bad) cholesterol levels. But in case you […]

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New Year’s Resolutions

Happy New Year! Welcome to 2015 everyone. Now, like most people starting January 1st, I’m sure that you all have decided to make resolutions. If you have, what are they, and if you haven’t, why haven’t you? Here’s a quick acronym to guide you in evaluating your current resolutions or to help you create some! […]

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