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From Out of Shape to Feeling Great – Caring Community Helps Anthony Thrive

Tiffany Anthony has always enjoyed exercising. She even was a runner when she was younger.  “Back in the day when I was concentrating on my health I used to do sprint triathlons, I’ve done the Riverbank Run a couple times,” Tiffany said. Sometimes, as life happens, health stops being a priority. Tiffany decided in the […]

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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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Strength Advantage puts Justice Ahead of the Game

Only 7 percent of high school athletes will play a sport in college. It’s a stat that signifies just how difficult it is to make it to the next level. Forest Hills Northern senior baseball player Sam Justice knew how tough it would be to get there, so he put in the work both on […]

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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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3-Sport Athlete Transforms, Train’s Year-Round

Mason Conklin had seen others elevate their game and transform at PowerStrength. Finally, the Sparta High School junior was able to convince his parents to send him to West Michigan’s top training facility. Conklin plays 3 sports for the Spartans: football, basketball, and this spring joining the track team for the first time. He started […]

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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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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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