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Bend those knees!

Keeping your knees bent while exercising ensures that the weight of your body, in addition to any weights being used, is actually supported by the muscles surrounding your knees instead of the knee joint itself. Locking your knees puts unnecessary strain on your knees...

Core activation is important

Your core is the key to optimal performance, stability, and posture. It is the foundation for all movements of the body, and also functions as a biological lifting belt and brace. Being able to activate your core will improve your posture by keeping your spine in...

Added sugar

If you took the time to read the labels of food in your house, you may be surprised by the number of foods which contain added sugar. Unfortunately, few people seem to understand how much added sugar they are – as a result – consuming. Did you know, for...

Push and pull

You may have heard your trainer talk about push or pull exercises. When using the push/pull approach, you would focus on “pull” exercises one day and “push” exercises the next day. Pull exercises focus on muscle groups that contract as the weight is pulled toward the...

Milestone: One Year of COVID-19

It is hard to believe that it has been a full year since we made the decision to close the Body & Soul studio due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This past year has been an incredibly challenging time for many – if not all – of us, and not a day goes by that we are not...