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Body & Soul Spring 2011 Newsletter

Plateau Busting

Exercise plateaus are based on the physiological principle that the body is lazy, or just misunderstood. Or better yet, efficient. In other words, if you don't change your exercise patterns, your body will find an easier way to do them. For example, if you walk or run a 5 km route 3x/week over and over again, the body will figure out a way to cheat. However, in this case, cheating is fair because this newly acquired efficiency allows the body to progress to the next level. Read more...

 

Can we be friends?

We're on Facebook and want to be friends! Our staff is posting weekly fitness and nutrition tips, plus special event info and more. "Like" us by April 15 and you'll be entered to win a fantastic prize package Read more...

 

Nutrition Tip: Not All Carbs are Created Equal

Not all carbohydrates are created equal; in fact, in our bodies they behave quite differently. Carbohydrates are broken down by a series of digestive enzymes and the rate at which glucose from these carbohydrates is released is based on the type of carbohydrate ingested. Read more...

 

Fit Tip: Simple Fixes for Cardio Plateaus

If you've reached a plateau with your warm-up and cardio work try making a few simple changes to break the boredom and challenge your body in different ways. Try interval training, switching to a different cardio machine or heading outside. Read more...

 

Club News

Grocery Store Tours: Our resident nutritionist, Brittany Eidsness, is now leading regular grocery store tours. Look for upcoming tours featuring a local healthy grocery store and tips on differentiating good fats from bad, when to buy organic and more.

Walking Group: Front Desk Supervisor Klara Staniszkis is gearing up for both the Pink Ribbon Walk for Breast Cancer in England and the Weekend to End Breast Cancer in Vancouver. She'll be running a Saturday walking group starting later this month and welcomes both clients and non-clients to participate.

Fundraising: Assistant Manager Yinny Chen is also heading abroad in the interest of helping others. She will be traveling to a small village in Peru where she will be helping the Yantalo Peru Foundation by teaching English to young children in a very poor rural community. Look for her fundraising display at the front desk for ways you can contribute.

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Wyatt Seddon-Johnstone

Personal Trainer

With his dynamic personality, high level of knowledge and amazing ability to teach and entertain, Wyatt is an all-round great trainer and an important part of the Body & Soul team. He is known for pushing his clients and bootcamp participants to reach their highest potential while teaching them proper technique and how to work hard and have fun all at the same time. Read more...

 

Trainer's Corner

Q: Why does my trainer have me warm up before my workout?

A: The most common and most movable type of joint in our bodies is the synovial joint. Shoulders, elbows and knees are just a few examples of synovial joints in the human body. When we "warm up" we increase our body's core temperature and this makes the synovial fluid in the joints thinner Read more...