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Happy Halloween!

Halloween is just around the corner! We asked Body & Soul Personal Trainer Nicki Mc Menamin to help us get you ready for the spooky fun surrounding October 31st! Click the themed word for a short video demonstration of each exercise: DEAD Bugs: These are great for...

Sight. Sound. Taste. Smell. Touch.

While you rely heavily on the sense of taste and smell to enjoy your meals, you may enjoy them more when you consider the sight, sound and feel of them as well. Think about it: a meal that is visually appealing – let’s say colourful and plated in an attractive manner...

Are you new to eating healthy?

Before considering a new diet trend or plan, you may want to first look at your current health and eating habits. Do you have any nutritional deficiencies that should be considered? Are you getting enough protein, fibre and iron? Once you’ve tackled your deficiencies,...

Counting calories… Should I?

Ultimately, there is no simple answer – and perhaps no right answer – to this question. In theory, counting calories can help you determine and achieve the appropriate caloric deficit required to lose weight, particularly if you have the time to prepare...

Static vs. Dynamic Stretching

Stretching can help improve posture, reduce stress and improve mechanical efficiency and overall functional performance, but should you be doing static (involving no motion) or dynamic (involving motion) stretching before and after your workout? Dynamic stretches are...