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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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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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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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Transformed and Renewed, Riley is Prepared for the Job

Spring is coming and for many seasonal companies, that marks either the start or end of their busy season. For Matt Riley, owner of an asphalt maintenance company, it marks the start of the season. And this year, rather than dreading the months of work to come, Matt will be ready.  He spent the winter […]

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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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2023 College Signing Day – PowerStrength Edition

National Signing Day is the time when high school seniors officially make their college commitment to continue their academic and athletic careers. This day is a major milestone for athletes, parents, and their school programs as it marks years of dedication, hard work, and sacrifice. It is a great achievement and one that always warrants […]

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Abbey Kimball Earns Division 1 Scholarship To MSU Basketball

Sacrifice Earns Reward Picture this. You are standing at the free throw line in a crowded gymnasium. The sweat drips down your face and all eyes are on you to sink the shot. You take a deep breath and release the ball from your fingertips – it hits the rim and rolls on its edge, […]

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Zak Ahern – Excellent to Elite

From Excellent to Elite! Zak Ahern (Rockford High School ’22) dedicated himself to a complete transformation over the last 3-months like nothing we have ever seen before! Coming off a a decorated senior football season at Rockford, where he totaled 50 touchdowns, earned Division 1 All State honors, All-Area Dream Team, and Player of the Year […]

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This Dad Becomes a Better Role Model!

Congratulations Josh Hankamp for becoming the 2019 Men’s Transformation Challenge Grand Prize Winner at PowerStrength North Josh took this Challenge to another level as he lost 18 pounds over the course of the 30 days. As a result, it  helped him achieve his goal of becoming a better role model for his kids! “Before I […]

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