Nestor Powernester

  “What does it take to be able to move relentlessly forward? What kind of person can sustain relentless forward movement?”   PREFACE: Let’s start from the very beginning – MY beginning. I’m sure this sounds very cliché, but I feel like I had a VERY unique childhood (doesn’t everybody?). I was born the only […]

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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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Mobility from the Ground Up

Creating a foundation of quality movement is critical to being a healthy human being Zachary J Connell M.Ed., CSCS, Pn-1, CPT LEARN MORE ABOUT MOBILITY FROM THE GROUND UP WORKSHOP SERIES What Is Mobility Training? Mobility training is a holistic approach to resolving and preventing injury while programming the body with the motor skills necessary […]

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Looking for a way to “Beet” The Holiday Weight Gain?

Roasted Beet and Apple Salad   This dish is absolutely beautiful–perfect to adorn your holiday table or an impressive dish to take to a party! Beets are a great source of fiber and folate, and a good source of potassium and vitamin C as well. Recent research on anthocyanins, the phytochemical that gives beets their […]

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Limited Time to Exercise? Try a Complex

As the Holidays draw closer and closer and the days get shorter and shorter, many people are finding it increasingly difficult to find time to workout. If you’re running low on time and need a quick, high intensity workout, but aren’t sure what to do, try a complex! What is a complex? A complex is […]

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EMPOWER Blog: Mythbusters Edition

How often have you thought to yourself, “I really need to go workout.”? Now, how many times have you said, “I could really use a personal trainer.”? And finally, the myth we’re going to be discussing today, how many times have you said, “I should probably get in shape before I ask that personal trainer […]

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