Category: Fitness

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

7 Best Exercises for a Full-Body Workout

There are lots of exercises, but do you know which exercises are the best ones for a full-body workout? In general, I believe to earn the title “best” it will have to be an easy-to-learn exercise that targets multiple muscle groups and gives you the practical strength and muscle tone to meet your fitness goals, […]

If Exercise Were A Pill

By Dr. Kenneth Cooper It is ironic that in today’s high-tech health-care world that something as simple as exercise can create measurable health benefits. If you were told that a certain pill could boost your immune system, lower the risk of heart disease, cancer, high blood pressure, diabetes, obesity and osteoporosis, you might say, I’m interested! […]