Our Founders

Committed to providing a special experience for the community, co-founders Jocelyn DeMaio and Neil Parisi opened Empowered in Glastonbury in December, 2016. Starting with a superior cycling program, they developed the Empowered experience! This utilizes the most cutting edge performance technology, to deliver a complete, high intensity experience that is safe, effective and FUN for everyone from the new exerciser to the elite athlete! In March, 2020, they expanded to offer additional fitness classes still focusing on a safe, and fun experience.

Empowered has been recognized three years in a row for both “Best Fitness Studio/Gym” (CT Magazine), and “Best Specialized Fitness Studio”(Hartford Readers’ Poll, CTNOW), We have no doubt that Empowered is a place you’ll love to call your “workout” home.

Empowered Giving

At the heart of Empowered Indoor Cycling & Strength studio is our commitment to helping build a strong and healthy community. Through our targeted philanthropic investments, we are paving the way for healthier communities by partnering with like-minded organizations and charities. Empowered is proud to support a variety of non-profits such as The Lefty Cycles Project, Breast Friends Fund, Hands on Hartford, Project Purple, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, With Love from Lily, and more. 

Please reach out to learn how Empowered can help you in your fundraising goals.