Client of the Month – A Tale of John Logan

When John Logan woke up on that April morning in 2014, it was a morning just like any other. The sun rose, birds chirped, and squirrels climbed trees. Nothing new. But, to John, it felt different. Change was in the air; a powerful one; an adventurous one. He didn’t know it yet but this was […]

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A Candy Conundrum

Halloween is quickly approaching, and here’s a spooky fact: Americans are expected to spend $2.5 billion on candy this year, according to the National Confectioners Association (NCA). (Just in case you’re wondering, chocolate is the most popular choice, and candy corn is a close second.) The trouble with Halloween candy….it not only sticks to our […]

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EMPOWER Client of the Month – Kate Call

September’s client of the month is Kate Call, from the EMPOWER Durham location! After hearing of Dan Shattuck’s, our previous CotM, rise to fame, Kate went in a more humble direction. We were just able to get a few questions in about her fitness journey at Empower as she was walking down the red carpet […]

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September Nutrition Tip – The Salt Story

Arteries become less flexible as we age (increasing the risk of heart attack and stroke).  The good news: there’s a lot we can do to protect our arteries with diet and lifestyle. Studies have shown that a high sodium diet stiffens arteries above and beyond the effect on blood pressure. A recent study published in […]

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Exercise Tip of the Week – Be Comfortably Uncomfortable

How often do you go to the gym just to do the same exact workout, with the same exact weights, at the same exact speed, with the same energy level? Is this comfortable? Do you feel accomplished? Do you feel like you had a great workout? Feels great right? WRONG! You’ve fallen into the same […]

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Client of the Month – Dan Shattuck

August’s Client of the Month is EMPOWER Raleigh’s very own Dan “The Man” Shattuck! Dan began training at the Raleigh location in March of 2014 after having lumber spine surgery on Thanksgiving of the previous year. He recognized his need for more than physical therapy, and due to the close proximity of the studio to […]

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Anna LaBarre’s August Nutrition Tip – Tomatoes

Mid-August in NC means it’s time to savor tomatoes! Whip up this refreshing Gazpacho alongside grilled fish and corn on the cob for a mouthwatering, easy dinner.  (This chilled soup is even great after several days in the fridge, so it’s an ideal way to pack vegetables in your brown bag lunch.)   Tomatoes are […]

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Trainer Spotlight – Amanda Fontaine’s 5 Favorite Exercises

Ever wondered what your EMPOWER trainers love to do when they exercise? Well today you get to find out! This week’s blog features the lovely Amanda Fontaine and her 5 Favorite Exercises! Her response is below. Enjoy!   “Working out and physical fitness have always been huge passions of mine. When it comes to exercise, no one […]

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5 Year Red Carpet Celebration!

“Ceeeeee-le-brate good times, c’mon!” No, it’s not just a corny song you hear at weddings. Empower is celebrating its fifth anniversary! Join us for our red carpet event on September 20th and 21st. Details can be found here. We’ll be celebrating all the way through September with some great promotions as a means to reward […]

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Empower’s Busy Weekend

Last weekend the Empower team branched out into the community to support two great causes. In the morning we loaded up the Empower on the Move van and headed to the American Tobacco District in support of Girls on the Run. We set up three different fitness challenges including a bosu station, a weighted ball […]

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