Empower Athletic Development Launches a Superior Strength and Conditioning Program for Athletes

Friday, January 15, 2010 General News J E 4

SCARSDALE, N.Y., Jan. 14 For years, professional athletes have used their own exercise and rehabilitation experts to create individualized off-season training programs. These complex workouts are designed to enhance the strength and agility required for sport, while correcting any nagging injuries and imbalances accumulated during the previous season or over a career. It has been a necessary luxury of competing at the most elite level. But now, at Empower Athletic Development, these same training programs are available to Westchester County's most competitive athletes.

Empower Athletic Development is a new, sport-focused strength and conditioning facility located in Scarsdale, NY founded by Renato Grammatica and Joe Bonyai. Grammatica, owner and director of Westchester Sports Physical Therapy, has been treating Westchester athletes since 1994. Boyani holds a Master's degree in strength and conditioning and served as a strength and conditioning coach for eight varsity teams.

Empower's training programs integrate corrective strategies, agility, power and strength training exercises that use multi-joint athletic movements with free weights and functional training equipment not found in most gyms. At Empower, athletes work out with bungees, slide across an eight-foot frictionless board, jump over hurdles, pitch medicine balls into a concrete wall, and row themselves towards the ceiling on a 'suspension trainer.'

Empower offers 'semi private' training in which athletes train in pairs. "Athletes feed off motivation from their training partner. Keeping the groups small allows me to coach the athletes' technique as much as they need," explained Bonyai. Empower also offers a limited number of Team Exclusive Training Camps that are larger group sessions (up to twelve athletes at a time).

"Our team camps are a cost-effective compliment for any high school or club coach who is looking for an off-season fitness program for their team. The athletes experience everything we have to offer, in a supervised program alongside their teammates," concludes Grammatica.

About Empower Athletic Development: Empower Athletic Development ( is a new strength and conditioning facility for competitive athletes in Westchester County. Directors Joe Bonyai and Renato Grammatica have both focused their careers on helping athletes achieve their sports performance goals and increase speed and agility training while preventing injuries.

SOURCE Empower Athletic Development


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