Stepping up to a healthy lifestyle

Louis Lowery III leads a workout session on Saturday, June 13.

Stepping up to a healthy lifestyle
June 24
14:24 2020

While you may not be able to get into your regular gym due to restrictions from COVID-19, Louis Lowery III, a local trainer, is offering a healthy alternative to your normal workout routine as we continue to navigate through these uncertain times. 

A few weeks after Governor Roy Cooper ordered the closure of all gyms in the state, Lowery, a graduate of N.C. A&T University and a Winston-Salem native, started 21/90 Hip-Hop Step Reloaded, an aerobic workout routine infused with hip-hop music and dance steps. Lowery said he started using the workout as a way to stay in shape himself, but soon realized that others could benefit from it as well. 

“When the gyms first closed, I just saw it as a way for me to stay active while the gyms were closed,” Lowery said. “So I started and then the idea came to me to bring it to the community so everybody can stay active.”

Lowery said he decided to infuse simple dance moves and music into the workout routine to make it more enjoyable and it seems to be working. “I knew I had to do something that was fun and people would enjoy,” he said. Participants say Lowery’s approach helps make the workouts feel less strenuous. “It honestly doesn’t even feel like you’re working out and he lets you work at your own pace. I really enjoy it,” said Toni Melton following a recent session. 

Michelle McMiller said she heard about 21/90 Hip-Hop Step Reloaded from a friend and decided to give it a try. She said after the first session with Lowery, she knew it was the perfect class for her. Mahogany Huff said she was looking for an alternative to working at home when she started attending sessions with Lowery.

“Gyms aren’t open … and I was tired of working out at home. I was constantly seeing posts on Facebook, so I decided to join,” Huff said. “Instead of being at home, I get to be outside together, having fun while still getting a good workout.” 

When discussing the name, “21/90 Hip-Hop Step Reloaded,” Lowery said his goal is to help the community make lifestyle changes and it all begins with making working out and living a healthy lifestyle part of your routine. “I like to use that rule you know: 21 days to form a habit and 90 days to make it a lifestyle.”

Lowery said physical fitness plays a major role in overall health and 21/90 Hip-Hop Reloaded is designed to help you get on track to living that healthy lifestyle. 

For more information on 21/90 Hip-Hop Reloaded, including information about sessions and cost, visit or contact Louis Lowery III at 336-413-4025.

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