Author: Ed Shepherd

Should You Lift Weights?

By Ed Shepherd CHC, CPT If you’ve ever lifted weights, you’ve probably wondered more than once just how much weight you should lift. Are you lifting enough? How heavy do you go? Most of us tend to err on the lighter side, something researchers have already…

There Are Five Components Of Fitness

There are five components to fitness, they include: body composition, cardiorespiratory fitness, muscular strength, muscular endurance, and flexibility. So, you can tell if someone is physically fit by determining how well they perform in each component. With The KickBox Club, you get to work on all five. Body Composition It’s the New Year, and just like last […]

Morning Workouts Will Change Your Life

Morning workouts will prepare you for the day ahead, prevent you from making excuses not to go to the gym and help to kick start your healthy lifestyle the right way making you more committed to it. You will experience better sleep without the tossing and turning. Waking up early for your workouts will make […]

How This Pandemic Will Shape a Generation

By Lise Ragbir, writer, curator, and Director of the Art Galleries at Black Studies at the University of Texas at Austin As the United States loosens coronavirus-related restrictions, some of us are beginning to look up from where we are, to look ahead. We have undoubtedly entered a new era of looming unknowns and new normals, […]

What Is The Best Diet?

Eating Clean The best diet is the one that works for you. There are over hundred diet books presently, and many of those have made the best seller list. So, they must work, right? They do, for some, but seldom are they lasting or sustainable. Fad diets are all temporary at best. As one who […]

Resistance Training – Is It For You?

Resistance/strength training is an exercise, or set of exercises, that helps the different muscles in your body to become stronger and more powerful. Resistance training may include free weights and machines, body weight exercises like push-ups or pull-ups, planks squats and lunges, and kickboxing. When a person has stronger muscles, they will have additional strength […]


Flexibility, the ability of your body to move through its optimal range of motion, is thus an important component of our physical health. One of the primary ways that you can maintain your flexibility is through stretching. Inactivity leads to tight muscles. Thanks in large part to the advances in technology, most of us are sitting […]

Top 10 Weight Loss Tips

1. DRINK WATER Hunger is often confused with dehydration. Next time you feel like having a snack, have a glass of water. Even mild dehydration can alter our body’s metabolism, so aim to drink eight glasses a day and limit soda and fruit drinks. Drinking water before meals can help promote weight loss, and studies […]

Exercise and Older Adults

Regular exercise is essential for those older adults (over 65 years) who wish to maintain independence and quality of life. It’s no secret that the U.S. population is aging and by 2030 it is estimated that one in five Americans, or about 71 million, will be 65 years or older. The most rapidly growing are […]