Durham >Fitness > Empower Personalized Fitness
3211 Shannon Rd, Durham, NC | Directions 2770735.964642 -78.954658
Monday: 6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday: 6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday: 6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday: 6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday: 6:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday: 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
Sunday: 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
I’ve been going to Empower Personal Training for over 5 years now and love the friendliness and professionalism of the staff and trainers, the cleanliness of the facility, the variety of workouts and classes and the relaxed and supportive environment. Currently, I do pairs or individual training once a week with Paul and try to get to at least one group class each week. It is clear that the trainers love what they do and are passionate about helping people of all ages be fit and happy. Jessica and Ronda (co-owners) lead the way and set the tone. They are smart and hard working and its no surprise that the business is thriving in these uncertain times. Staying active and healthy is part of my family’s financial plan and the money we spend at Empower is worth it!
The annual decathlon is coming up again which is a month long focus on 10 events (not your typical olympic decathlon!). Some of the events include a wall sit, 1,000 meter row, suicides up the stairs, sled pull......you get the idea. You post your best time or weight lifted, pushed or pulled in each category and at the end of the month, the final rankings determine the champion team and individual for both men and women. It is very motivating and sometimes very silly. I hear this year they are going to put all of the trainers through the paces and let us “lift” the best trainer’s time/weight in 2 events! Another fun thing they do, in the Spring, is Train the Trainer...you can pay (donations to go a chosen local charity) to torture your trainer! Sounds great, until that next workout, when they seek revenge.
I’m looking forward to the new expanded space and additional group classes. Empower works for me!
I’m so lucky to have Empower near my house. The trainers are awesome at personalizing workouts for your needs and taste. Whenever we can make our schedules work, I share a training session with one of my best gal friends. Not only motivational, but it’s a great way to visit without the standard meeting for lunch. Much more productive! I also really enjoyed the MELT classes. They are small enough to still feel “personal” but such a great workout. I’m really looking forward to the expanded group-fitness schedule this fall. Thanks Empower!
empower durham rocks...they have trx and fun classes...zumba, lots of core strength incorporated.
Having been athletic my whole life, there are times when I have fallen off the band wagon, as most of us do. With that being said, my most recent fall was about 1 yr. ago. I decided to lace up my shoestrings and get back into the groove that I am all to comfortable in. After some extensive research in locating the best "push" that I needed again, I landed here @ Empower. I am two months in, and back in the swing of things. Everyone has been flexible, helpful and supportive. I have made some new friends along the way and definitely notice a difference already. Not only does the gym improve one's personal appearance, it changes you on the inside more than anything. The boost of self confidence and the knowledge of being fit provides a feeling of "Empowerment!" If you are doing your homework and looking for a great place where there is good fun, lot's of hard work, lot's of opportunity and ton's of support then you have found your place! Come and see for yourself at one of their free summer classes; Every Sunday at 4:30p.m. A special "thanks" to Blaine for his patience and confidence in me and continuing to push as I train for my 1st mud-runner in the fall (no pun intended).
Tammy K....AKA Ginger : )
10 years after having my last child, it was time to take care of me! But getting started is never easy. Empower made it easy! Not the workouts, those were hard. But the encouragement, goal setting, specific to my needs training was the best thing I have ever done for me. Empower is empowering!
Inviting, fun, family-like atmosphere for anyone who would like to improve their fitness no matter your age. They monitor health conditions or train you for marathons - it's personalized fitness at its best. I am very active but was in an exercise "rut" that was causing injuries because of overuse in some areas and weakness in others. Now I am stronger and fitter than ever & credit the Empower team. Not your run-of the-mill gym or personal training facility, the Empower team is a professional & highly competent team who always seem to provide the needed push, laugh or reminder that keeps you going and coming back. So worth it!
Empower Personal Training is the place to be if you're looking for a great workout designed by caring and highly skilled personal trainers, and motivation to reach your goals. My experiences with Empower have been top notch, and I would recommend it to anyone who is serious about fitness and health. I'm excited about the expansion coming soon.
I have been working out at Empower for almost a year now and absolutely love it! As a law school student with limited free time to spend exercising, I sought help from a personal trainer to keep me fit and doing exercises that had results. My personal trainer is Chris and I couldn't ask for a better trainer. Fun, energetic, and motivating, he not only pushes me further in my fitness goals but makes the time enjoyable. Empower has provided me a comfortable and relaxed environment to try new things and push my physical limits. Working out two days a week under the student package is one of the best investments I have ever made!
This is my 3rd summer working out at Empower, and I could not say enough good things about my experience there! Each summer I have done the "Fit Club" package (awesome deal!), so I've been able to work personally with a trainer (Tom=amazing!), do their classes, and use their gym. The classes are wonderful, and the trainers are super patient when you are new and make you feel really comfortable right away...not to mention, they try to make it as fun as possible! Doing the personal training sessions are awesome, too, and I feel like they do a great job trying to individualize your workout according to what you need or what results you are looking for! And, the gym itself, and equipment is great (and will be even better, I'm sure, with the expansion!). Everyone that works there is so friendly and welcoming, and I can honestly say that I've had at least 2 other staff members that I've never worked with before greet me by name, which I think says a lot about the way that they value their clients...even the ones they don't personally work with! I can't say that I've actually "enjoyed" working out and going to the gym until I started coming to Empower!
Best fitness centre ever – I joined empower for three reasons: wanted to lose weight, wanted to start getting fit, and because of my temporary status in NC, I needed place that did not require long term membership. On all counts Empower has delivered beautifully. And delivered more. The nutritionist I have been seeing is warm, knowledgeable, understands the importance of personal attention - and I have lost weight. The personal trainer I have been seeing is the same. And the instructor for the classes I have been attending - the same. You walk into this place and you are greeted by name. The atmosphere is warm and yet you know you are there to work hard - but never to feel like a failure. Even during the classes, the instructor pays attention to each individual , and you never leave there feeling like you didn't work hard, but you know the level was set for you, even in a group. I love this place and am sorry to leave it (returning home). Wish I could take it with me in suitcase.
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