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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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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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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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