While some level of dissatisfaction with one’s body is considered normal, and to a degree, a positive notion — motivating individuals to eat healthy and exercise regularly — many of us (women AND men) continue to strive towards an unrealistic ‘ideal’ body image. The truth; however,, is that our bodies are not completely malleable as genetics play a big part in our body’s ability to shrink and stretch. Consequently, it is imperative that we seek a healthy perspective when it comes to our bodies because no body is the same, particularly if we are role models to young (highly impressionable) children.
When it comes to exercising, we encourage our clients to focus on the process and not the final product. Exercise should be an enjoyable means to an end — an activity that challenges you, provides you with energy and helps you feel good about yourself. That being said, consider what it is you wish to accomplish during your training and be sure to talk to your trainer so that they can help you develop specific goals that are realistic, measurable and timely. Join us and challenge society’s beauty standards! Be the best that you can be!
The July issue of our monthly e-newsletter – The Fitness File – came out last week! This issue covers the following:
- set your sail according to the wind
- fitness tip: try to change it up
- nutrition tip: where do I start?
- club news: summer special ends soon, studio closure, summer training and consultations
- staff spotlight: Shangkary Subramaniam (Front Desk Supervisor)
- Q&A: what is IMS and can it help my pain?
Check it out here.
Body & Soul will be closed Saturday June 30th to Monday July 2nd for the Canada Day Weekend. The studio will re-open Tuesday July 3rd at 6am. We hope that you have a wonderful long weekend!
Finding motivation to get active and stay fit can be hard. Physical activity, whether it is exercise or some sort of sporting activity, requires mental and physical exertion. For many of us, making excuses not to do physical activity is second nature and one of the biggest excuses comes down to money!
I don’t want to spend money. A lot of activities don’t require money. We are lucky to live in a city full of natural obstacle courses, just use your imagination or check out one of the local trails! When it comes to personal training, remember that you aren’t paying for just an hour of exercise, you are paying to be trained by a certified professional!