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Why should I do a dynamic warm up before my workout?

dynamicwarmups

Body & Soul Personal Trainer, Heather Williams, said it best in our December Fitness File.

“Warm ups are used to prepare your body for exercise. Using low impact, repetitive motions throughout the entire body helps stimulate the production synovial fluid in the joints, which is the body’s natural lubrication and shock absorber. The older we get, the more necessary it is to stimulate our bodies through movement, as the natural production of synovial fluid slows dramatically. Not doing warm ups can make you more prone to injuries at the gym, especially if you plan to perform compound and highly technical movements. Faster movements during the warm up will also help get your heart rate up and get oxygen flowing to your muscles as they start to work.

Clients who train early in the morning, or those who work sedentary jobs, are especially in need of specific warm ups because their bodies have been mostly at rest for an extended period of time.”

Pilates with Isabel

pilates

Pilates is a great whole-body workout. Body & Soul Personal Trainer Isabel Verse is also a certified Pilates Instructor and teaches mat-based Pilates.

Are you interested in private, semi-private or small group Pilates? Call 604-224-BODY!

the “food sensitivity” debate

Over the last few years, food sensitivity testing has become a popular topic for debate and some experts have shed light on why they believe such testing to be a waste of money. The fact remains that many people who have given up certain foods, often believing their body has developed an intolerance for it, claim to feel better as a result of giving up these foods. In fact, some of our staff have described feeling more energetic, less bloated and generally better after eliminating certain foods from their diet following such testing, while others remain skeptical of the whole notion. Perhaps the most popular example of this concept can be seen in the gluten-free movement, wherein many restaurants and bakeries are capitalizing on the trend by catering their menus to people avoiding gluten, wheat, soy, etc.

Where do you stand on the topic of food sensitivity testing?

Consider Body & Soul for your Training Needs

personlized experience

In addition to one-on-one training, Body & Soul also offer partner training (two-on-one) and small group training (four-on-one) for those looking for a more economical option and who enjoy the motivation of working out with others. Training sessions are 60 minutes and typically include cardiovascular intervals, strength conditioning, balance training, stretching and flexibility exercises.

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