It’s that time of year again! Body & Soul will be closed from Monday August 26th to Monday September 2nd for our annual extensive cleaning and mini-renovation. Studio will re-open Tuesday September 3rd at 6am.
You may be getting a week off from training in the studio but we encourage you to maintain an active routine during the week!
We hope you enjoy your week and long weekend–we’ll see you in September!
The bond you share with your trainer is indeed a special one. You put your trust in them and depend on their knowledge, experience and determination to help you achieve positive changes in your life. For many people, this relationship–this personal connection–is what motivates them to continue pursuing their health and fitness goals no matter what obstacles they might face on their journey.
We recognize and appreciate this bond. As a result, we strive to provide our clients with a strong and knowledgeable team of Personal Trainers. To ensure Body & Soul’s trainers continue to be the best in the industry, Senior Trainers Juergen Reinhardt and Isabel Verse prepare weekly meetings known as Idea Exchanges. These meetings allow trainers to discuss the latest knowledge on various topics including exercises for particular injuries, proper form and technique, case studies and much more.
Each trainer has a strong passion for the industry and a great desire to learn and excel in their field. Together, with their knowledge and experience, they provide our clients with excellent service. Don’t take our word for it, here’s what clients had to say about Body & Soul’s Personal Trainers:
- “Trainers are, without exception, very knowledgeable, excellent communicators, and passionate about their work.” –M. Porath
- “Trainers were professional, empathetic and helpful. I love all of my Body & Soul trainers and appreciate that each trainer is able to pick up where the last one finished.” –A. Corbet
- “I have trained with half a dozen trainers over the years: each is different, bringing his or her own particular genius to the training; all share in their consummate professionalism, resourcefulness, skill and quality of personal attention and care!” –M. Zola
Motivator. Coach. Teacher. Guide. Supporter. Educator. These are just some of the roles your personal trainer can and will play in your health and fitness journey.
Assessing your health is very important. Understanding where your health and fitness level currently stands (identified in a health assessment) allows you to set SMART goals (specific, measureable, attainable, realistic and timely). Reassessing your health regularly helps you recognize when you’ve achieved your goals!
At Body & Soul we consider health assessments one of our more important services as it allows us to understand each client’s strengths, struggles and helps our trainers design a custom program tailored to that client’s particular needs. Before beginning a training program at Body & Soul, a health assessment is required. For some people the thought of being assessed – being ‘measured’ – is frightening. We want to assure you that our assessments are used to help! They help your trainer develop a program designed to suit your needs and goals, based on your current level, and help you track your progress.
Following are descriptions of the types of assessments we offer:
Health Assessments are an analysis of your current physical fitness and health. Health assessments include a 60-minute appointment with one of our personal trainers who will identify your level of cardiovascular and musculoskeletal fitness, balance, strength, and flexibility, as well as a calculation of body composition and more. Following your assessment, you will receive a detailed report summarizing your results. We also provide modified health assessments for our Small Group Personal Training clients.
Reassessments are executed in the same way as the health assessment; however, your report will now show you how you have progressed in each category since your initial assessment. Reassessments are a great tracking tool, showing you how you have improved in certain categories, where you may want to improve and helping you develop new health and fitness goals to accommodate your current level.
The Functional Movement Screen (FMS) is an innovative system used to evaluate movement pattern quality for clients. The screen is comprised of movement patterns that require a balance of mobility and stability and place the individual in extreme positions where weaknesses and imbalances become noticeable. FMS is not suitable for clients with acute injuries; please speak to our front desk to see if you qualify.
Each service provides clients with a better understanding of their current level of health and fitness. How you choose to assess your health is up to you! Remember you may not always understand or appreciate where you are unless you recognize where you have been.
Foods that are higher in calories with little (or no) nutritional value are considered empty calorie foods; rarely will such foods satisfy your hunger. In many cases, empty calorie foods contain added sugars. One way to avoid empty calorie foods is to replace ‘sweetened’ products with products made from natural ingredients. For example, instead of sweetened yogurt, try adding fresh fruit to plain yogurt. The Heart&Stroke Health Check™ provides more detailed information on sugars and can help you identify foods with higher nutritional values.