With kids back in school germs are flying and as the weather chills the last thing you want to do is battle a cold. In order to prevent and fight infection, your body needs an army of immunity boosting foods and nutrients. Probiotics are a great way to help boost your immunity by ensuring a balance between good and bad bacteria in the gut. Many yogurts, and some other products, contain probiotics.
Other nutrients experts believe have infection-fighting properties include garlic, ginseng and aloe vera (studies are being done to better understand the role of these nutrients). As always, be sure to drink plenty of fluids and always get a good night of sleep!
Please note the following changes in our hours of operation for the upcoming statutory holiday:
Saturday, October 12th:
Sunday, October 13th + Monday, October 14th:
Tuesday, October 15th:
Have an amazing long weekend!
The Body & Soul Team
Find out how we can help you achieve YOUR goals
Are you, or is someone you know, interested in personal training? Are you one of the many Canadians who has never stepped foot in a fitness studio? Are you under the impression that most personal trainers embody drill sergeants? Have no fear; Body & Soul Consultations are here! Come down and see the studio, meet the staff and sit down with one of our personal trainers for a complimentary consultation and learn how we can help you achieve your health and fitness goals.
During one of our 60-minute consultations, you can expect to:
– develop health and fitness goals that are specific, measurable, attainable, realistic and timely
– find out how we can help you achieve these goals through personalized training programs
– discuss your past fitness experience
– identify your training style preference
– identify what motivates you and what causes you stress
Why should I have a consultation?
We recognize that choosing a fitness studio can be a big commitment and we want you to be confident in your choice. Taking the time to talk to a trainer and develop a strong, trusting relationship is critical in achieving your goals. Learn about our studio, meet our trainers and find out how we can help you on your road to optimal health.
If you know someone that would benefit from a consultation or if you haven’t trained in a while, call us (604-224-BODY) and book a consultation today!
The relationship between physical activity and its physiological benefits is a dose response relationship, which means that the more volume of physical activity you do (kcal/week) the greater the percentage of potential improvements.
The greatest increase in health benefits are experienced at lower volumes of physical activity and gradually increase with more volume of physical activity. However, once a certain point of volume is exceeded, in regards to physical activity, the increase in health improvements is minimal. These health improvements can be seen in triglyceride levels, blood pressure, and body composition, high density lipoproteins (HDL or good fats). It doesn’t take much work to significantly improve your health, so get moving!
18 years and counting
Did you know Body & Soul has been around since 1995? We were one of the first personal training studios on Vancouver’s Westside and many of our first clients are still training with us today!
Over the years we have worked with some pretty amazing people and we honestly believe that we wouldn’t be here today if it weren’t for several key individuals; particularly Body & Soul’s founders, Nicola Mann and Sharon Essex. Childhood friends who, with a strong passion for the health and fitness industry, decided to share their passion with the community. They believed in helping people achieve positive change and, for the last 18 years, we believe Body & Soul has upheld their vision. Despite growing competition and a rocky economy, Body & Soul continues to hold strong and remain an industry leader.
Did you know many staff that leave Body & Soul to pursue other opportunities find their way back to familiar or new positions? Additionally, several clients who decide to try something new return weeks, months, even years later. To hear people say that Body & Soul is a safe place, one they have always felt welcome, is truly gratifying.
To all who have had an impact on Body & Soul, its staff and clients, we thank you. We have been on the northeast corner of Highbury and 10th Avenue for 18 years and we are confident we will remain here for years to come.