Dempsie Powers Personal Training isn't a mega-fitness center. Instead, the small, private facility offers a one-on-one personal trainer approach to fitness.
Trainer Dempsie Powers said the space is the realization of a long-time goal to create the gym of her dreams. Powers stresses a healthy approach, helping clients work up to their fitness goals gradually and safely. "It's never too late, but you have to make the decision to change."
With proper nutrition and regular exercise, fitness naturally follows. Powers said many people, misunderstanding diet and exercise, actually do their bodies more harm than good with diets that lead to muscle loss instead of fat loss or exercise programs that lead to injury.
Powers holds a bachelor's degree in Recreational Management with an emphasis in corporate fitness, and is certified in personal training by the American Council on Exercise. Powers also has training in nutrition and is CPR certified. For golfers out there Dempsie currently is TPI Golf Fitness certified.
Prior to opening her training center, Powers worked for more than 10 years at corporate and national-chain fitness centers as a personal trainer and nutritional counselor. In addition to her education and over 15 years experience, Powers also practices what she preaches. Powers was named women's lightweight champion in the 2001 Oregon Ironman Bodybuilding.