The Sodium Safe Zone

What is the sodium safe zone and how do we stay within the zone? Sodium is an essential part of life. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, the average American consumes about 3400 mg of sodium daily. This is 50% greater than the daily recommended of 2400 mg. On average, men intake just above 4200 mg of sodium …

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Fats, For Better Or For Worse?

How Do You Determine If Fats Are Good Or Bad? Whether we like it or not, fat plays a vital role in our lives! Fats are essential to hormone production, enzymatic reactions, and are a major structural component to the cell. Our bodies rely on fats for energy when performing endurance exercise. However, some fats are better than others as an energy source. Many clients …

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Achieving balance with your food

Achieving balance with your food  Eat more fruits and veggies they say! Eat whole grains they say! Achieving balance with your food and eating more fruits, veggies, and grain daily is important, but why is this important? And how could I ever give up delicious flaky buttery rolls on a Sunday morning brunch? And how could you ever give up delicious flaky …

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How stress affects the body?

This week I would like to talk about stress and how it affect the body. When people hear stress, they think about an individual hunched over, sweating, and in a frantic state but stress has many faces. Some of the most successful people in our society are stressors and you would never know it. First, we must change our perception …

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Can older individuals do HIIT?

Ask Akbar Hakeem Akbar is a fitness professional, motivational speaker, and certified nutritionist. This blog is powered by you. Throughout the day, I’m asked many questions about fitness, food, and quite simple life Greetings all today’s blog topic is “Can older individuals do HIIT”? “Can older individuals do HIIT”? First, what constitute “old” and what age range are we talking …

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How can I lose belly fat?

Ask Akbar Hey, Empower Fitness Lab Readers, today we’re going to take a look at some common nutritional tips from our fitness professional, motivational speaker, and certified nutritionist Hakeem Akbar.   Today’s question: “How can I lose this belly?” I’ve been asked this question so many times and yet my answer never changes. The first thing I ask the individual is “How’s …

The HIIT 32

Round 2 of MEPS Madness has concluded, bringing us one step closer to the championship. Our empowered athletes brought the intensity to the “HIIT 32” with eleven scores breaking 230 MEPs. In the midst of these massive MEP scores, one competitor took it to the next level. Alane pushed it to the limit by scoring a maximum of 240 MEPs! …

The Foundation 64 – The Battle Has Begun!

We’ve officially kicked off the first annual MEPS Madness tournament at Empower Fitness Lab. The 1st round was composed of sixty-four empowered athletes who all qualified to compete based on their consistent effort at EFL. Unfortunately, due to scheduling conflicts, some of our elite athletes were unable to make it for the event. To compete in their stead, a few …