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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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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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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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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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Volleyball Players Elevate at PowerStrength

West Michigan is known for its volleyball prowess. From high school, to club, to college, the area has produced some top talent in the sport. This will continue as evidenced by a young group of athletes that are elevating their game at PowerStrength Training Systems (PSTS) in Jenison. For Lexi Armstrong, Ava Bush-Nelson, Rylee Paddock, […]

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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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Early Start Leads to Big Wins for VanSolkema

Playing varsity football as a freshman is tough to do anywhere. Camren VanSolkema did it at South Christian High School which, at the start of his ninth grade year, had won three state championships and had made the playoffs in four straight seasons. Not only was Cam starting for the varsity as a freshman, but […]

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