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Strength Over Surgery, Charity’s Journey at PowerStrength

Charity Plaxton found herself at a daunting crossroads in her life, grappling with a major choice that left her feeling uneasy and conflicted. Presented with 2 options, neither of which appealed to her, she felt an overwhelming sense of discomfort.  “I had herniated my disc in my lower back and basically was given the decision […]

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After Years of Dedication, Fortino Prepares for College Football

The majority of young football players dream of two big goals – win a high school football state championship and earn the opportunity to play in college. Drew Fortino achieved both after winning a state championship with Forest Hills Central and committing to the roster at Kalamazoo College.  A dream from childhood, Drew really got […]

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Rockford Youth Lacrosse Athletes Ready for Season, Success

Several dedicated members of the Rockford Youth Lacrosse program returned to PowerStrength to build a solid foundation of strength and athleticism to prepare for the upcoming season. For the past few years, this program has made the structured training program a priority and secure time-slots just for their ahletes – and more and more athletes […]

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Self-Proclaimed Desk Jockey Reclaims Control, Sheds 30 pounds

For years, Jason Perales endured a relentless cycle of trial and error with various exercise regimens in an effort to lose weight. Despite his determination – success seemed elusive. “A lot of different beach body programs,” Jason said when asked how he attempted to lose weight in the past, “I think I’d been doing them […]

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From Chronic Pain to Powerful – Shelly Gains Strength for Grandkids, Renews Health

Shelly Devries grew up on a farm, she learned the value of hard work early on sweating in the field each day after school. Despite her dedication, she always felt a sense of physical pain and limitation, attributing it to a lack of coordination and “bad feet.” However, as she matured, she discovered the source […]

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Better Than Ever after ACL Rehab- Volleyball Player is Faster, Stronger, and Jumping Higher

When Kamryn VanWoerkom started at PowerStrength Training Systems in early 2023, she thought she would walk a path like so many athletes that enter the PSTS doors. Work hard, trust the recipe for success, and become a better and more confident athlete. While her destination remained similar – Kamryn’s journey has definitely been different. After […]

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62-Year-Old Gym Novice Gets Addicted, Transforms Life at PowerStrength

Mark Dunham never had interest in joining a gym for most of his life. “I’ve never had a gym membership, ” Dunham stated. “I wouldn’t go anywhere else, because you go to the gym, I don’t know what I’m doing.” However, he couldn’t help but notice how his boss had changed his life by coming […]

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Brzozowski Raises His Game at PowerStrength, Achieves Goal

Tyler Brzozowski embodies what it means to lead from the front. He wanted to play football at the collegiate level and understood what he had to do to make that happen. That’s why he came to PowerStrength Training Systems during his junior year at Comstock Park High School. “I saw (PSTS) on social media and […]

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65-year-old Achieves BIG Goals, Finds a Home at PowerStrength

Lesia McQuade prioritizes her health. Weightlifting has been a game changer for the former Livonia, Michigan resident.  “It really helped my back,” Lesia said. “My back was really bad and I started lifting and it made a big difference. I had done yoga, bootcamp, swimming, I tried different things – but lifting, that whole exterior […]

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FHN Baseball Prepared for Success After Intense Specific Training at PowerStrength

Members of the Forest Hills Northern baseball team are filled with the anticipation of what a new season will bring. This year, however, the excitement isn’t just about stepping onto the field, it’s about the hard work and dedication the team has put into transforming themselves off the field. With a rigorous off-season team training […]

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