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Empower Personalized Fitness


3211 Shannon Rd
Durham, NC 27707
Phone: (919) 401-8024
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Empower Personalized Fitness

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Photo of Joan Eastman Joan Eastman
Jun 4, 2019 5

My husband and I started with just a few sessions, with personal trainer Amanda. She was fabulous! She created a way for us to have more fun doing our exercise routine, which made it much more likely that we would keep up with it. Thank you, Amanda!

Photo of Arturo Camejo Arturo Camejo
Feb 4, 2019 5

Best personal training in town hands down. Nestor and his hand picked staff give you RESULTS and individualized treatment.

Photo of Tina Hutchings Tina Hutchings
Oct 5, 2018 5

What a great place to come to at the end of the workday. Everyone is friendly and welcoming. This might sound like a review for a local bar but it's for this wonderful gym where they work you hard but with a huge dose of fun! Thank you

Photo of tracy cox tracy cox
Sep 30, 2018 5

The perfect place to get fit and healthy. When you walk in you realize this is the place for almost anyone--there's teenagers and 80 year-olds, soccer moms and tri-athletes, the already fit and those who want to improve their health. Empower Fitness is welcoming, encouraging, and positive. The trainers are 100% in your corner, helping you achieve YOUR goals not a one-size fits all approach.

Photo of ryan ascott ryan ascott
Sep 22, 2018 5

This is the best place ever and has really helped me achieve my fitness goals. I train with Chuck and he is great and has been a huge motivator in helping me achieve my goals.

Photo of M Gellin M Gellin
Jul 1, 2019 5

I truly can't say enough about Empower, and especially Nestor Paonessa. It would have been worth my while just to meet him! He is extremely knowledgeable, focuses on safety, knows how to encourage in what seems like the perfect way. I was "babying" a shoulder, and he gave me the certainty and guidance to move forward safely, but without having to give up strengthening and advancing-which was needed, even after a great PT. Without being corny, Nestor at Empower, truthfully empowered me to move forward.

Photo of tracy cox tracy cox
Jun 20, 2019 5

Thanks to Empower Personalized Fitness and Blaine Warren I get comments like “Your arms are cut. Where do you work out?” Empower is an ideal place to bring your fitness goals. Regardless of where you’re starting, Empower will meet you there and head you in the right direction. The studio is friendly, encouraging and welcoming to all.

Photo of Jonathan Mark Jonathan Mark
Jun 22, 2019 5

This is a special place. No matter what your age or level of fitness, EMPOWER helps you grow. The staff are great coaches who know you as individuals and work to meet your needs. Come and visit. You will stay.

Photo of Bert Woodall Bert Woodall
Jun 18, 2019 5

I have enjoyed the motivation and guidance that John Hinkle has provided me over the last eight months. Convenient location and great facility.

Photo of Floyd B. McKissick III Floyd B. McKissick III
Jul 10, 2019 5

Empower has been a great place for my morning workouts. This place has a great atmosphere and the staff is amazing. Training with Chuck has been great and scheduling sessions is always easy.

Photo of Al Jones Al Jones
Aug 9, 2019 5

I have been working with Empower for around 10 years now. My goals were to lose weight, gain flexibility and strength. We have accomplished those goals and maintained those gains. Early 2013, I was stricken with bacterial meningitis. I loss weight, no use of my arms, and extensive muscle atrophy. Empower was my saving grace as they helped me through my rehabilitation. I almost died but now have achieved my best health and physical well being in my life. I attribute all of that to Empower. I work with Nestor Paonessa who is great! But everyone at Empower is great! I highly and most definitely recommend Empower for your personal training.

Photo of Amanda Grayson Amanda Grayson
Aug 11, 2019 5

I’ve worked with Telese for personal training for over 6 months. She has a very thorough understanding of body mechanics and physiology. She has stayed focused on my personal goals, worked around all the injuries and limitations of my over-50 body and insured I continue to make progress. I feel much more energized, flexible, strong and resilient as s result of working with her. She is always well prepared with a workout personalized to my goals and limitations. She provides a lot of variety in workouts which is good for the body and also keeps me from getting bored. She’s also got an easy-going manner and sense of humor that adds to the pleasure of working with her. I highly recommend.

Photo of Allie Balling Allie Balling
Jul 16, 2019 5

After searching for a studio and trainer in Durham for over 3 years, I finally found the perfect fit! Working with Telese at Empower has been wonderful. She is always attentive to what I need and I started seeing the results I was looking for right away. Telese is also incredibly motivating (sometimes it is hard to get yourself to workout!) and it also helps that everyone who works at Empower is very friendly and the studio is pristine! Thank you!