Strength & Flexibility: The Best of Both Worlds

Everybody loves muscles. They look good, feel nice, and help you move heavy things. Unfortunately, as we age muscle is harder to maintain. This may lead to more vigorous strength training, which isn’t exactly a bad thing, but can sometimes cause us to under train in other, equally important areas.   When you use muscles, […]

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Member Monday – Dotty Reid

Dotty is an Empower great and she has the best smile around!  Read a bit more about her Empower experience:   – Tell us a little about your profession. I am a RN (who has been in nursing more than 50 years.), with a Master’s Degree in Health Care Administration. When I retired 4 years […]

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Member Monday – Anna Louise Reynolds

Words from one of our most fierce and fabulous clients – Anna Louise:   “What’s on offer at EMPOWER these days?   Everything you need to develop a healthy body, a sound mind, and a joyful carefree spirit—–That’s what!   Skilled and friendly trainers who challenge each of their clients with personalized, targeted workouts designed […]

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Member Monday – Wendy McColskey

This picture was taken in France (notice the red clay) in 2015 when I played for the U.S. onthe national Women’s 60s Tennis Team against other countries (which we won!). It was a great experience and I think my trainer Nestor and Empower definitely contributed to my fitness, quickness, and strength (especially compared to the other “senior” […]

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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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