Post Workout Snacking

Bars and shakes are convenient, but they’re not the only refueling options post-workout. If you’ve been missing real food after your workout, try these snack options. The best post-workout snack is a carbohydrate and protein mix, since our muscles at that time are primed to replace glycogen stores (carbohydrate) and repair and rebuild (protein). Research […]

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Strength Training for All

Strength Training for All Written By: Eric Broadbent At Empower Raleigh you’ll see a lot of people doing strength training during a personal training session, and for good reason.  If you could only choose one type of training modality in a given session, you should probably think about choosing strength.  Now, before you get all […]

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Squat Racks: Intimidating or EMPOWERing?

EMPOWER Trainer Eric’s response to Planet Fitness removing squat racks and other useful equipment at their gyms because they are too “intimidating”: If you haven’t heard the news, Planet Fitness has decided to remove all of their squat racks.  They have also removed heavier dumbbells, benches, and open areas to perform deadlifts and other functional […]

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EMPOWER Tabata

Tabata Blogga Here at Empower Raleigh, we specialize in Personal Training and offer a very diverse group of Fitness Classes. One of the classes that I teach, Tabata, is not for the faint of heart. You may or may not be familiar with this type of interval training known as Tabata, so I am here […]

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EATing Your Way to Better Health and Fitness: Part 2

EATing Your Way to Better Health and Fitness, Part Deux Written by EMPOWER General Manager, Michael Whitehurst Before we get into the next component of the EAT plan, bring out your homework that was assigned to you yesterday.  If you forgot your homework you may take a few minutes to complete it before reading on, […]

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Tips from the Trainer: Tiffani

The Importance of Glute Training: Written by: Tiffani Cox-Kuchyt, Personal Trainer at EMPOWER Personalized Fitness Raleigh and Durham. Booty, badonkadonk, junk in the trunk, caboose, buns, back with a crack, lazy lump, rump shaker are all adjectives that people use to describe the biggest and strongest muscle in the human body. Besides for looking good […]

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