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This page will give you a tour of what you can expect to find on Empower Your Wellness. 

What is Empower Your Wellness?

EYW is a fitness and injury prevention website written by an exercise loving physical therapist, yoga, and fitness instructor. 

I help regular people learn about healthy movement and work smarter with their bodies to stay active and prevent injuries.

My mission is to help you take an active role in your health and fitness to avoid just going through the motions.

I do this by bridging my experience in physical therapy and fitness together to give you the best of both worlds.

You can read more about my background here.

Who is Empower Your Wellness for?

The fitness culture as a whole tends to fail regular people.

Tell me if any of these sound familiar:

I really want to get back to exercise, but I’m afraid I’ll get hurt again.

I’d like to try fitness classes, but I don’t know the moves, and I’m worried I’ll look silly or can’t keep up.

I can’t do (insert fitness activity), I have a bad (add body part here).

I want to exercise more, but I just don’t know where to start!

I’ve always been an exerciser, and I want to learn more about injury prevention.

You’re not alone! Fitness doesn’t have to be complicated or intimidating.

I want you to have access to valuable information without having to hurt yourself and end up in physical therapy to get it.

I also want to introduce you to new types of fitness activities that can help you build a well-rounded fitness program that works for you!

Fitness should be more than what kind of workout you can do today. It’s a lifelong process to live a healthy lifestyle. So if you’re interested in learning insider tips to keep yourself healthy for the long haul, this is the website for you. 

What kind of content will you find here?

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Fitness & Health

Explore various types of fitness activities and the science behind them. Learn about new types of activities and how they can help you build a well-rounded fitness program for overall health benefits that works for you

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Injury Prevention for Fitness

Learn essential injury prevention tips before you land in the doctor’s office! The Injury Prevention section is written to give you actionable steps to focus on to keep you healthy for the long haul.

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Exercise Library

Visit the Exercise Library for step by step guides to learn stretches, yoga poses, foam rolling, and strength moves. Organized by body part.

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Fitness Anatomy

Just going through the motions?

The body is a mysterious place. Articles focusing on fitness anatomy will guide you through how the body works, what you’re doing, and why.

Learning about anatomy can help you improve your workouts and decrease your risk of injuries!

Let’s Stay Connected!

What’s in it for you? 

Nobody wants more junk in their inbox. EYW is not about flavor-of-the-week fitness or trendy gimmicks.

I help regular people learn about healthy movement and work smarter with their bodies to stay active and prevent injuries.

Join my email list to receive unique and useful tips relating to health, fitness, yoga, and injury prevention, to empower yourself with the tools you need to sustain a healthy fitness program.

Freebies

Fitness Anatomy Guide – A crash course in which exercises and stretches go with which muscle group.

10 Yoga Poses for Beginners – An intro to poses, modifications, and tips to make you feel comfortable at your first class.

Exercise Modifications Cheat Guide – Quick and simple hacks to modify any exercise to your level.

Free 5-day Fitness Injury Prevention Challenge – A 5-day email course packed with insider secrets & freebies to help you prevent injury while doing what you love.

Fitness Planning Workbook – Learn the questions no one tells you to ask that can make or break your fitness plan.

How to Prepare for Your First Physical Therapy Visit Checklist – A quick and easy reference sheet for everything you need to know before you go.

Must-read blog posts!

Improve Your Body Awareness for Injury Prevention explains how body awareness can improve your workouts and decrease your risk of injury during fitness activities.

Keys to Maintain Healthy Shoulders gives you a deep look into shoulder anatomy and how to avoid injury.

Questions You Should Be Asking to Reach Your Fitness Goals takes a comprehensive look at important background questions to set yourself up for a successful fitness plan.

Exercise Modifications: Smart Strategies You Need breaks down how and why to modify exercises to your level to avoid injury.

4 Secrets to a Well-Rounded Fitness Routine outlines the building blocks of a healthy fitness routine for optimal health benefits and injury prevention.

Tabata vs. HIIT vs. Interval Training – What’s the Difference? takes a look at the science behind these three popular styles of interval training to help you decide which is right for you.

Resources

Head over to the resources page where you can check out my recommended fitness products/services, free online fitness options, and links to trusted health and fitness resources.

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