Body & Soul October 2013 Newsletter
find out how we can help you achieve YOUR goals
Are you, or is someone you know, interested in personal training? Are you one of the many
Canadians who has never stepped foot in a fitness studio? Are you under the impression that most
personal trainers embody drill sergeants?
Have no fear; Body & Soul Consultations are here! Come down and see the studio, meet the
staff and sit down with one of our personal trainers for a complimentary consultation and learn
how we can help you achieve your health and fitness goals.
During one of our 60-minute consultations, you can expect to:
- develop health and fitness goals that are specific, measurable, attainable, realistic and timely
- find out how we can help you achieve these goals through personalized training programs
- discuss your past fitness experience
- identify your training style preference
- identify what motivates you and what causes you stress
Why should I have a consultation?
We recognize that choosing a fitness studio can be a big commitment and we want you to be
confident in your choice. Taking the time to talk to a trainer and develop a strong, trusting
relationship is critical in achieving your goals. Learn about our studio, meet our trainers and find
out how we can help you on your road to optimal health.
If you know someone that would benefit from a consultation or if you haven't trained in a while,
call us and book a consultation today!
fitness tip: get moving and improve your health
The relationship between physical activity and its physiological benefits is a dose response
relationship, which means that the more physical activity you do (kcal/week) the
greater the percentage of potential improvements. The greatest increase in health benefits are
experienced at lower volumes of physical activity and gradually increase with more volume of
physical activity. However, once a certain point of volume is exceeded, in regards to physical activity, the increase in health improvements is minimal. These health improvements can be seen in triglyceride levels, blood pressure, and body composition, high density lipoproteins (HDL or good fats). It doesn't take much work to significantly improve your health, so get moving!
Huan Pham is a Personal Trainer at Body & Soul
nutrition tip: boost your immunity
With kids back in school germs are flying and as the weather chills the last thing you want to do
is battle a cold. In order to prevent and fight infection, your body needs an army of immunity
boosting foods and nutrients. Probiotics are a great way to help boost your immunity by ensuring
a balance between good and bad bacteria in the gut. Many yogurts, and some other products,
contain probiotics. Other nutrients experts believe have infection-fighting properties include garlic,
ginseng and aloe vera (studies are being done to better understand the role of these nutrients). As
always, be sure to drink plenty of fluids and always get a good night of sleep!
Halloween: Join us Thursday October 31st as staff members celebrate Halloween! See in studio for this year's costume theme.
Nutrition: 75% of our clients identify weight loss as their primary health and fitness goal. We
recognize that nutrition is a very important component of one's weight loss journey. Body &
Soul now works with Eating for Energy (as seen on the Global Noon News Hour) to ensure
clients seeking nutrition counselling and guidance receive the best care. For more information,
Fitbit: Track your steps and distance with Fitbit Flex. Body & Soul has a limited supply in stock.
Call us for more information.
Thanksgiving Day: Body & Soul will be closed Monday October 14th for Thanksgiving. Studio will re-open Tuesday October 15th at 6am. We hope you have a wonderful long weekend!
Thank you: We hope you enjoyed our 5th Open House event because we sure had a blast! Thank you to all who came down on September 21st. If there is something you would like to see in future events, please don't hesitate to let us know! Congratulations to Debra C. who won 10 personal training sessions.
Huan is a Canadian Society for Exercise
Physiology Certified Personal Trainer and has a
Bachelor of Human Kinetics (UBC). He also has
diplomas in sport science and human kinetics
exercise science. He is an accomplished athlete
having played varsity volleyball for 5 years and
obtaining his black belt in Taekwondo.
Huan's interest and approach to training is
focused on performance. He likes to teach
people how to use their bodies optimally and
efficiently so that they are able to accomplish a
wide range of things - from executing everyday
tasks with ease to improving sport performance.
Q: What is VO2 Max and why is it important?
A: VO2 max is the highest rate of O2 use that
can be achieved at maximal exertion; in other
words, the maximum amount of O2 that your
body can extract or utilize.
For the general population, VO2 max will
predict general performance for endurance
activity. After the age of 30, if activity level
stays constant, VO2 max will decrease about
1% per year regardless of fitness level. It's
important to note that elderly people require
a VO2 max of around 20 ml/Kg to remain
independent. A well structured program can
bring most people to this level of fitness within
three months, while a six month well structured
and individualized program can increase VO2
max by about 20%.
To improve your VO2 max, you need to do
cardiovascular training to improve Stroke Volume (the volume of blood pumped from the heart each beat) and to improve your muscles ability to extract and utilize the oxygen they receive.
Armin Ghayyur is a Personal Trainer at Body & Soul.
Congratulations to last issue's contest
winner Earl Zimmer who won a 65 minute Registered Massage Therapy session.
Check out our December issue for the next