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

Cardio or Weights: Which Comes First?

What should come first in your workout, cardio training or strength training? When simple questions continue to puzzle us, it is often because the “simple” question has a nuanced answer that is dependent upon numerous factors. And we run into trouble whenever we take what works for an individual and try to make that the … More Cardio or Weights: Which Comes First?

How Can Pilates Change Your Body

Doing a regular pilates workout is one of the best ways to change the shape of your body. Incorporated with a healthy diet and regular cardio exercise, doing pilates several days a week will help to tone your body and make your muscles longer and leaner over time. Pilates uses controlled movements, primarily focused in … More How Can Pilates Change Your Body

Diet Tips to Lose Weight

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 Diet Tips to Lose Weight

Jared Vinoverski – Kanthaka Personal Trainer

Interview with one of our great Houston trainers:  – Why did you decide to become a personal trainer? I’ve been an athlete my entire life, so the working out aspect has been very natural for me. I’ve always wanted to stay in shape and treat my body right for as long as I live, and … More Jared Vinoverski – Kanthaka Personal Trainer

The Benefits of High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT)

High-intensity interval training (HIIT) describes any workout that alternates between intense bursts of activity and fixed periods of less-intense activity or even complete rest. For example, a good starter workout is running as fast as you can for 1 minute and then walking for 2 minutes. Repeat that 3-minute interval five times for a 15-minute, fat-blasting … More The Benefits of High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT)

Benefits of Drinking Water

Water is the main component of the human body. In fact, the body is composed of between 55 and 78 percent water, depending on body size. Adequate and regular water consumption has numerous health benefits. As an added plus, it has no calories, fat, carbohydrates or sugar. The amount of water you consume everyday plays an … More Benefits of Drinking Water