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7 Years of Kloska Success – Family, Training, & Community

The name Kloska carries a lot of weight around PowerStrength. Kyle (class of 2022) and Tim (Class of 2023) were standout football players at West Catholic High School that took their strength and abilities to a whole new level training at PSTS (they both now play football at Army and attend West Point). Their parents, […]

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From Parking Lot Doubts to Winning in the Gym, Benison Conquers Her Fears

It may have been 6 years ago, but Julie Benison still remembers vividly the first time she came to PowerStrength Training Systems. She had many challenges, but the biggest was easy for her to identify. “Walking in the door,” Julie said candidly. “I have never been an athlete or anything remotely like this. I literally […]

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Mother of 4 Halts Back Pain, Earns Vibrant Lifestyle

Dealing with back pain while aging can present significant challenges, impacting one’s quality of life and making even simple tasks feel paralyzing.  Sarah Debski started down that road, but she was not going to let it burden her for long, so she came to PowerStrength. “My main reason for starting was because I was having […]

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Cancer Survivor Regains Muscle, Is Stronger Than Ever

Eric Hoogewind encountered a life changing event in the summer of 2022. The Hudsonville native was diagnosed with colon cancer. “Went to the ER, they did a Ct Scan, came back and said it’s cancer, boom,” Eric said. “In the situation I was in, the diagnosis was, wow!” That hit hard. Receiving that diagnosis led […]

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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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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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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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Non-Gym-Goer Shaves Off 20 years and 40lbs, Gets Off Meds

Teresa Pillars was a type 2 diabetic. She had knee pain, back pain, shoulder pain, and plantar fasciitis. A year of physical therapy did nothing to help her. Every week she had a standing appointment with a chiropractor. Temporary relief, sure, but the pain would always return. Teresa was in her late 50s, and unable […]

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Dad, Former Submariner, Returns to “Fighting Weight” at PowerStrength

David Grundy spent five years in the U.S. Navy where he was a Submariner. His “fighting weight,” as he refers to it, back in his military days was 215-pounds.  When asked if he was fit when he was in the Navy, David responded: “Absolutely!” Nearly 17 years after he left the military, David was more […]

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Local Mom Finds Comfort, Results at PowerStrength

As a mother of two, Michelle Fox had understandable reservations about joining a gym. She tried a few things in the past, a couple classes at the YMCA, but nothing stuck. Nothing seemed to be the right fit. After her 11-year-old son, Jacob, started at PowerStrength Training Systems (PSTS) in the 5th-8th grade program – […]

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