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2021 Holiday Charity Event

Back by popular demand!

Clients will be given an allowance of $5 Body & Soul dollars to donate to one (or all) of five pre-selected local charities.

  • BC SCPA
  • Rare Disease Foundation
  • Ronald McDonald House
  • Vancouver Rape & Relief Women’s Shelter
  • Covenant House

Body & Soul will donate the total amount to each charity on behalf of our clients!

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Client Appreciation!

We ❤️ our clients! Until December 11th, Body & Soul clients have a chance to win one of five incredible prizes!

-> TWO nights in one of the Superior Rooms at the incredible Rosewood Hotel Georgia + Breakfast for two each morning and a couple’s 60-minute massage + parking. ~ Value of $1,799. Generously donated by the incredible team at the Rosewood Hotel Georgia!

-> 10 Personal Training sessions ~ Value of $870

-> $270 Gift Cards for Cineplex Cinemas

-> $200 Gift Certificate for Fiore Famiglia

-> $ 75 Gift Card for Eliane’s Hair and Spa + La Biosthetique shampoo and conditioner

Enter to win each time you are in the studio. Event ends Saturday December 11th.

Don’t stop!

You worked out with your trainer earlier, so you’re done for the day, right? Wrong! While your commitment to training is commendable, exercising for an hour a day (or every other day) does not permit us to be – for lack of a better word – “lazy” for the rest of the day. While you don’t necessarily need to move every hour, you should avoid sitting for long periods of time (whether while working at your desk or watching television on the couch) and get up and walk around or stretch when you can. There are many ways in which you can continue to move, including: household chores, taking the dog for a walk, walking (as opposed to driving) to do errands, participating in a group class, etc.

When it comes to your workout program, it’s important to incorporate movements that you enjoy doing as this will help you achieve your goals. Doing exercises that you don’t enjoy is bound to challenge your motivation and make it less likely that you’ll stick with your program. Consequently, finding a program you enjoy will help ensure you maintain a long-term, active lifestyle instead of reverting back to the comforts provided by a sedentary lifestyle. If you enjoy the way your body feels during and after a boxing session or during a high intensity interval training session, for instance, why not incorporate these into every session?

Getting back into exercise after surgery…

When can I start training again following surgery?

Unfortunately, there is not a single answer to this question. Your return to training will depend on a variety of factors. The nature and location of the surgery do have a lot to do with how early one can return to activity. When determining timing we look at tissue healing times, which is generally four to eight weeks. We also want to consider the structure that had the surgery. Is this a weight bearing bone or superficial tissue? As you can imagine, more recovery time will be required for weight bearing bones.

The key to determining the best time to return to exercise is a concise understanding of the structures involved, how specific exercises will involve those structures and a gradual progression of “stress” to those structures. There are a lot of factors that determine when it is safe to return to exercise after surgery. When in doubt, you should consult with your surgeon regarding specific protocols to resume exercise and then consult with a rehabilitation professional to oversee a safe return to full activity.

Fruits & veggies: fresh or frozen?!

While nothing beats the sweet taste of fresh fruits and veggies, there are several reasons one might opt for frozen options.

The primary benefit to frozen produce is undeniably the fact that the food will not spoil in a matter of days compared to fresh fruit, but do frozen options provide the same nutritional value as fresh? As they are picked (and prepared to be frozen) at peak ripeness, frozen fruits are often more nutritious!2 It is also an added benefit for the environment as – according to the WHO – one-third of food produced for human consumption is wasted.

For tips on how to properly freeze your fruits and veggies, click here.

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