About Empowered Fitness Training
We empower our clients by providing the tools, knowledge, and coaching necessary to build strength & stamina in a supervised community training setting.
About Empowered Fitness Training
Empowered Fitness Training (Health Fitness Complete, LLC) was first established in 2012 as a Personal Training facility. We have since grown into a fitness center that provides excellent fitness training in group and 1-on-1 settings. We are always evolving, always improving. We are a functional strength training & fitness facility and our clients are athletes who participate in the sport of life. Regardless of their age, ability, or skill our clients find at Empowered Fitness Training skillful services that help them achieve their goals and improve their lives.
What Makes Us Different?
Choosing the right trainer or fitness program is extremely important. We pride ourselves with being unique and not doing the same thing everyone else is doing but we also set our standards high for the sake of our clients. Here are just a few of the aspects that set ourselves apart:
- Empowered Fitness Training is run by a highly qualified exercise physiologist and all other trainers must meet high standards established by the ownership.
- Our exercise programming is based on human movement and utilizes the latest scientific research to deliver results. We focus on strength, stamina, power, athleticism, and everything else our clients need and deliver in a way that is efficient, providing the most benefit for the time spent.
- Our facility is designed, and our business is built, specifically for our group and personal training. It was never intended to be like any other typical commercial gym out there.
- Lastly, and more important, we've built a wonderful community of staff and clients who make working out (and going to work) at Empowered Fitness Training fun and a positive part of our lives.
At Empowered Fitness Training our core values define who we are as clients, staff, members, and guests, how we behave, how we do business, and set the standard for all who enter our facility. At Empowered Fitness Training, our core values are:
- We Work Hard, pay attention, do it right, and bring our best (no matter what that is) every time.
- We Have Fun, we have a sense of humor, and we see and appreciate the humor in everything.
- We're Always Learning, constantly improving, and honing our skills so we leave better than when we came.
- We Have Positive Attitudes, believe there are only good and great days, and we are honest and transparent.
- We are in it Together; There is no "I" in team.
- We are Resourceful and creative.
- We are Efficient and strive for effectiveness and profitibility for everyone.
- We are Leading the Way.
Our training philosophy is goverened by these five basic principles:
1. Use Modern Training Techniques
We live in a world of constantly evolving science and technology and advancements are being made in every field on an almost daily basis, including exercise science, physiology, and fitness training. Part of our mission to Empower our Clients is to bring the latest training techniques to our community. All our training programs utilize the latest research in the field, combined with proven methods, to provide more effective and efficient workouts and get the results you're looking for in a timely manner.
2. Train the Body Standing Up
Take a look around you when you go to the gym. You'll see a lot of machines with seats, supports, or benches. Sitting while you exercise takes away any opportunity you have to train postural muscles and other musculature. If you train while standing you are forcing yourself to control and strengthen your stabilizing musculature by maintaining active core engagement and postural alignment. This leads to better posture, more calories burned, and a more effective workout! At Empowered Fitness Training, you'll notice there aren't a lot of places to sit. This is on purpose; the benefits of standing and moving while you train are far greater than sitting down on a boring, isolative machine.
3. Perform Full Body, Integrated, Multi-Joint Exercises
Many current exercise programs can trace their roots back to isolative, bodybuilding techniques and strategies. While this approach may have aesthetic appeal, particularly for men, it is important to understand the limitations of this style of training. Isolated exercises are small, single joint movements that produce limited neuromuscular gains and are inefficient for achieving any other goal besides bulking up. By performing full-body, integrated, or multi-joint exercises lean muscle increases in a proportionate, balanced manner, reducing the risk of injury and improving performance. These types of exercises are big movements using multiple joints, often working in multiple planes of motion, that require much more coordination. This technique improves the nervous system's ability to effectively coordinate higher level movements and develops efficient motor patterns, improved stability and functional, lean muscle.
4. Train Movements, Not Just Muscles
The usual approach to developing a weight training program has been to separate the body into major muscle groups and train them individually. This approach is easy to swallow and is excellent for bodybuilders, but life and sport require much more of our bodies than standing still and flexing our muscles in front of a mirror. The human body produces movement and will make every attempt to use as many muscles as it can synergistically to generate the movement in an efficient, effective manner. Life requires that we move freely through space and not within the confines of a chest-press (or any other) machine or any other restrictive movement pattern. Traditional bodybuilding exercises contradict the nature of how our bodies are designed to move.
Most typical strength training programs favor movement in the sagittal plane (back and forth movements. Examples: running, arm curls) far too much. This is an error in exercise program design that produces one-dimensional motor patterns without equal ability to move in any direction. This could lead to joint dysfunction, decreased range of motion, and increased risk of injury. If not properly designed, a muscle-based program can lead to strength imbalances as well as poor neuromuscular development and movement deficiencies in the other, untrained planes of motion.
At Empowered Fitness Training we take a balanced approach to exercise programming so that you can take the training and skills you acquire here and apply them to the real world. We start each client with a functional movement screen and then we design our programs based on movement. Small, isolative exercises aren't typically used except to supplement the exercise program for a very specific purpose (e.g. to correct an imbalance). When you train with Empowered Fitness Training, you're sure to have an exercise program that is specifically and professionally designed just for you.
5. Maximize Core Function
The core is the foundation for human movement, so a strong, developed core is the cornerstone of all powerful and efficient movement. Engaging the core means so much more than just contracting your abdominal muscles in a crunch or sit-up. Involvement of the core musculature in stabilizing the spine and resisting extension and rotation is just as important as the ability to generate movement. The core stabilizes, enables force production, and is a prime mover for many exercises. At Empowered Fitness Training we structure our exercise programs in such a way that not only are you getting a leg or an arm workout but you're also getting a core workout. We believe a strong, developed core is the foundation of a strong, lean, healthy body and that developing the core will help enable you to achieve the results you want in a safe, effective manner.