Member Monday – Ahmad Adi

MEMBER MONDAY: Each week we feature an exceptional client that exudes Living the Life They Envision. This week we feature Ahmad Adi.       His profession:   He’s a resident physician at Duke Hospitals – currently finishing his training to become a psychiatrist. He is also interested in public health issues surrounding mental health, […]

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5 Exercises to Help Elevate Your Tennis Game

Professionals may make it look easy running back and forth across the court, often for several hours at a time, but playing the sport of tennis requires a high degree of both strength and coordination. To perform at their best, a tennis player needs the right mix of endurance, speed and agility, as well as explosive strength and power.   […]

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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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