Words to Live By . . .

Someone once told me, “Peter, don’t let the perfect be the enemy to the good.” I’ve applied that idea to many areas of my life, but it wasn’t until my older sister had a heart attack at age 47, that I woke up and decided to stop letting the pursuit of fitness perfection be the […]

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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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The Elephant on the Treadmill

In the last blog post I talked about how I want to pass boot camp. In the spirit of clearly defining my goals and making them measurable, something I’ve never been very good at, I looked up what the qualifications were for staying in the military for women in my age group. Rather than refer […]

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Short on Time? Try a Complex

What is a complex? A complex is a series of exercises, using the same piece of equipment with the same amount of weight (or resistance), consecutively until all of the repetitions are complete. Complexes can be completed with barbells, dumbbells, kettlebells, cable machines, medicine balls, or any modality that you wish to. What exercises can […]

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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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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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