Our Mission: To Inspire, Encourage, and Empower others to Love themselves, Their Bodies, and Their Lives.


Empower was founded in March of 2017 by Katelynn Prause and Hilary Morse. It started with a simple question. What if? What if we could effect positive life change through fitness within our community? What if we could help others shake off the chains regarding what ‘Healthy’ means created by society? What if we could Empower others to define health as it pertains to Their Body? Every single person is an incredibly unique and complex individual, so why treat our health as anything other than being as unique as you are? From that simple question arose our Mission; To create a platform that will allow us to be a catalyst for Health and Happiness, and to not only be a foundation for each, but also leave a legacy of both.

Located in Grayling, Mi. We offer a variety of fitness classes as well as nutrition and lifestyle coaching to Inspire, Encourage, and Empower others to Love Themselves, Their Bodies, and Their Lives. Our deepest hope is to allow others to break free from the one size fits all ideals of nutrition and fitness and get back to pursuing Health for the sake of Health.

What People Say

“flexible classes, outstanding staff”

Mary Dulkowski

“I started my journey to better health in October 2017 and discovered cardio drumming in the spring of 2018. With the help of the Empower coaches and classes, I have lost and kept off 35 pounds, lowered my blood pressure and blood sugar, feel healthier and stronger, and met a lot of new people. This is a fun group that welcomes and encourages people of all ages, sizes and abilities and I’m thankful for the impact it’s had in my life. I am still a work in progress and I’m glad to have Empower to help me reach my goals. Thanks for being there for us!”

Teresa Bonamie

“It was a new way to exercise that I had never tried. I had recently retired & gone through breast cancer treatment. I gave drumming a try & loved it. I felt it was important that I get moving & lose some weight in the process. And Empower was the answer for me. I love the leaders. They all make exercise fun! And as far as customer service, whenever I’ve had a question it’s always been answered promptly. It’s always been so inviting & fun!! And most important, I’ve been able to stick with it. Empower has changed my life. I joined shortly after they started & have stuck with it. I feel I am healthier & stronger because of Empower. My doctors are impressed that I am still doing this also.” 

Sue Grimm

“I’m much stronger than I used to be and feel more confident in my body.” 

Pati Yoder

“This is such a great place ! They offer so many classes , you can choose your time and style. The girls are all so motivational ,it helps you have a better day 👏👏👏 “

Gail Swope

“I love my “Me Time” with my daughter here. I’ve met some wonderful people and always have fun drumming my way to a better, and more fit, me. I always feel uplifted after my class. Keeps me motivated and accountable for my own personal weight loss and fitness journey. So glad we have this place in our community.”

Bridget Harland

“Love the energy and how it has made my outlook on life more positive 😊 “

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