Vince Arthur – Kanthaka Personal Trainer

Vince Arthur was born and raised in Houston, Texas. He began training in martial arts at an early age, and later transitioned into amateur boxing and kick boxing. Vince re-located to Austin, Texas where he fell in love, married, and had four beautiful children. Using the physical and mental discipline he learned from martial arts, … More Vince Arthur – Kanthaka Personal Trainer

Benefits of Kidney Beans

Name for their close visual resemblance in color and shape to kidneys, kidney beans are widely consumed and produced across the globe, and like cannellini beans or adzuki beans, they’re a common addition to chili and other delicious meals.  Low in fat and rich in complex carbohydrates, minerals, proteins and vitamins, kidney beans nutrition has been linked to … More Benefits of Kidney Beans

Why Is Measuring Important

Improving fitness is a performance-based concept. Fitness is generally related to improved health and wellness, both physically and mentally. Most people associate fitness to lower weight. This is not always the case. Let us begin by reviewing a definition of fitness: Total Physical fitness is the capability to combine illness avoidance, efficiency in daily life, capability to … More Why Is Measuring Important

All You Need to Know About Calories

What are calories? Most people only associate calories with food and drink, but anything that contains energy has calories. 1 kilogram (kg) of coal, for example, contains 7,000,000 calories. There are two types of calorie: A small calorie (cal) is the amount of energy required to raise the temperature of 1 gram (g) of water by 1º … More All You Need to Know About Calories

Kimberly Konkel – Our New Pilates Personal Trainer

Kimberly is an experienced wellness professional trained in diet, lifestyle, and fitness. Upon graduating from The University of Texas at Arlington she went on to study at The Institute for Integrative Nutrition for Health Coaching. She is also a Certified Personal Trainer through the National Academy of Sports Medicine. Her experience includes personal training and … More Kimberly Konkel – Our New Pilates Personal Trainer

How To Naturally Balance Your Hormones

Hormones — such as estrogen, testosterone, adrenaline and insulin — are extremely important chemical messengers that affect many aspects of your overall health. Hormones are secreted by various glands and organs, including your thyroid, adrenals, pituitary, ovaries, testicles and pancreas. The entire endocrine system works together to control the level of hormones circulating throughout your body, … More How To Naturally Balance Your Hormones

Nutrient Timing

What is nutrient timing? Nutrient timing is a planned alteration of macronutrient intake in order to promote health, workout performance, and get/stay lean. Nutrient timing strategies are based on how the body handles different types of food at different times. One of the most important nutrient timing principles is that it’s best to eat most … More Nutrient Timing

How Can Your Fitness Gear Motivate You To Work Out

You’ve heard the phrase “dress for success” before, but while it’s a good motto to have professionally, does it also apply to the world of fitness? Short answer: Yes. There’s actually a reason (other than simply looking good) that fancy workout tanks, leggings, and sneakers have become the standard at the gym and in the … More How Can Your Fitness Gear Motivate You To Work Out

7 Fat-Burning Foods

Chowing down on fat-burning foods can help you drop pounds and potentially reverse diabetes. It also reduces your risk of obesity, which has been linked to a higher risk of cancers. Fat-burning foods can also boost energy levels and help you feel better about yourself all around. If you’re eager to add more fat-burning foods into your diet, lose … More 7 Fat-Burning Foods

Strategies to Burn Fat and Keep it Off

In our eat-and-run, massive-portion-sized culture, maintaining a healthy weight can be tough—and losing weight, even tougher. If you’ve tried and failed to lose weight before, you may believe that diets don’t work for you. You’re probably right: some diets don’t work at all and none of them work for everyone—our bodies often respond differently to … More Strategies to Burn Fat and Keep it Off