Summer Cold Remedy

  Did you know you could get a cold in the summer? Have you had a cold and wanted to know how to knock it fast? Have you wondered what foods to eat and how to get good nutrition while feeling under the weather? Our Chief Fun Officer Amanda would like to share her personal […]

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Empower Expeditions – An All-Inclusive Wellness Weekend

Empower is excited to launch it’s new adVENTURE – Empower Expeditions!  Join us for our very first Expedition to the gorgeous foothills of North Carolina for a ThinkFUN, GET FIT, EAT WELL retreat that will be FUN and transformative. Create and Experience the Life you Envision with an Empower Expedition. READ OUT eBOOK HERE : Empower […]

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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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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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Client of the Month Durham – Carl Pieper

Our Client of the Month (CotM) for November 2014 is none-other than Carl Pieper, of EMPOWER Durham! We had a chance to sit down with Carl to ask him about his training at EMPOWER. Carl, being the magnificent person he is, decided to respond in an equally magnificent way: A ballad. A ballad appropriately titled: […]

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Nutrition Tip of the Month – Pumpkin Black Bean Soup

Looking for a way to spice up the traditional Thanksgiving spread? Serve this festive Pumpkin-Black Bean Soup as the first course! Pumpkin-Black Bean Soup Ingredients: 2 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil 1/2 cup red onion, chopped 1 tablespoon ground cumin 1 teaspoon each cinnamon, allspice 1/2 teaspoon black pepper 2 garlic cloves, minced 2 cans low […]

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Exercise Tip of the Month: Planes of Motion

This month’s exercise tip is brought to you by Empower’s newest trainer – Zach Connell. —————————————————————————————————————————————————————————- Greetings, Empower Nation! This week’s exercise tip is geared towards changing our mindset for exercise to better prepare us for the day to day movement demands that life throws our way. Mostly everyone would agree that incorporating exercise into […]

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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 […]

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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! […]

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