Client of the Month – A Tale of John Logan

When John Logan woke up on that April morning in 2014, it was a morning just like any other. The sun rose, birds chirped, and squirrels climbed trees. Nothing new. But, to John, it felt different. Change was in the air; a powerful one; an adventurous one. He didn’t know it yet but this was […]

Read More

A Candy Conundrum

Halloween is quickly approaching, and here’s a spooky fact: Americans are expected to spend $2.5 billion on candy this year, according to the National Confectioners Association (NCA). (Just in case you’re wondering, chocolate is the most popular choice, and candy corn is a close second.) The trouble with Halloween candy….it not only sticks to our […]

Read More

EMPOWER Blog – Mythbusters Edition

Hello, blog readers! Welcome to Empower Blog: Mythbusters edition, your bi-monthly debunking of common fitness misconceptions! This episode will explore the idea that long duration endurance training (Cardio, as most people refer to it) is the best way tone up – NOPE! It isn’t. For everyone running to stay looking lean, there’s a better option! […]

Read More

EMPOWER Client of the Month – Kate Call

September’s client of the month is Kate Call, from the EMPOWER Durham location! After hearing of Dan Shattuck’s, our previous CotM, rise to fame, Kate went in a more humble direction. We were just able to get a few questions in about her fitness journey at Empower as she was walking down the red carpet […]

Read More

September Nutrition Tip – The Salt Story

Arteries become less flexible as we age (increasing the risk of heart attack and stroke).  The good news: there’s a lot we can do to protect our arteries with diet and lifestyle. Studies have shown that a high sodium diet stiffens arteries above and beyond the effect on blood pressure. A recent study published in […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

A Motherís Day Thought from John

This post is written by John about his life partner Kerri . . . very sweet~ Motherhood implies togetherness. The first dinner Kerri and I sat down to have with Kaleb in our new home began with several small laughing fits, followed by a round of drumming and nonsense chatter. Kaleb declared we were probably […]

Read More

Strength and Running?

The term sports-specific training, while not new, has gotten to be a ‘buzz’ word recently, especially with the massive growing popularity in triathlons. Sports-specific training should make up the bulk of your training IF you are an athlete (age-grouper or pro) who is mainly interested in performing at your sport exclusively. BUT, general conditioning as […]

Read More

Yoga is a Way of Life

To most people yoga is a way to exercise, stretch, and relax the body. The true practice of yoga goes far deeper. Yoga is a way of life. The practice of yoga includes everything from our body, mind, how we interact with others, food choices, and even our responsibility to taking care of our planet. […]

Read More