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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Client of the Month – The Amy Allen Story

Amy Allen woke up on a dreary December morning in 2013. Just like every other day, she would get up, eat a plain piece of boring toast, drive the drudging drive to her plain gym, and complete another tedious workout in a massive group fitness setting. However, as she was on her way back to […]

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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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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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