Body & Soul August 2013 Newsletter

Body & Soul assessments

Before beginning a training program at Body & Soul, a health assessment is required. For some people the thought of being assessed – being 'measured' – is frightening. We want to assure you that our assessments are used to help! They help your trainer develop a program designed to suit your needs and goals, based on your current level, and help you track your progress.

Health Assessments are an analysis of your current physical fitness and health. Health assessments include a 60-minute appointment with one of our personal trainers who will identify your level of cardiovascular and musculoskeletal fitness, balance, strength, and flexibility, as well as a calculation of body composition and more. Following your assessment, you will receive a detailed report summarizing your results. We also provide modified health assessments for our Small Group Personal Training clients.

Reassessments are executed in the same way as the health assessment; however, your report will now show you how you have progressed in each category since your initial assessment. Reassessments are a great tracking tool, showing you how you have improved in certain categories, where you may want to improve and helping you develop new health and fitness goals to accommodate your current level.

The Functional Movement Screen (FMS) is an innovative system used to evaluate movement pattern quality for clients. The screen is comprised of movement patterns that require a balance of mobility and stability and place the individual in extreme positions where weaknesses and imbalances become noticeable. FMS is not suitable for clients with acute injuries; please speak to our front desk to see if you qualify.

Each service provides clients with a better understanding of their current level of health and fitness. With these tools, setting SMART goals (specific, measureable, attainable, realistic and timely) has never been easier. Nor has it been easier to recognize when you've achieved your goals!


the summer special is almost over!

Until August 10th, 2013 purchase the following summer special packages:

  • Personal Training – 10 sessions (6 weeks) $650
  • Small Group Personal Training — 4 weeks (1 / week) $90

Each client may purchase one of each summer special package (personal and small group training). Tax will be added to all prices.


fitness tip: exercise on the go

Many of us are too busy to find time to go to the gym; however, exercising frequently is very important especially if you have an injury, specific goal, or if you want to improve your overall well-being. Maintaining a regular exercise routine will help boost your energy, improve your mood and reduce your stress. If you are in a rush or travelling, consider body exercises that don't require equipment such as glute bridges, standing lunges and dead bugs. Remember to warm-up before your workout and stretch afterwards. You don't need a gym, you just need a plan!

Jessi Schlegel is a Personal Trainer at Body & Soul


nutrition tip: focus on the outer aisles

We all have a routine when we walk through the grocery store. Have you noticed that fresh food such as fruits, vegetables, meat, fish, milk and eggs are generally not found in the aisles? Instead, they can be found along the walls of the store (outside the aisles). Still, we often find ourselves touring each aisle looking for healthy options. That doesn't mean you should avoid the inner aisles as you will find some important foods such as whole grains and high-fibre cereals. But it is important to remember that you will find the most nutritious food along the walls of the grocery store, while processed and packaged foods are generally kept within the aisles.


club news

Refer and Receive a Massage: Until August 10th, refer a friend or loved one who purchases one of our summer special packages and receive a complimentary massage. Receive a 65 minute massage for a personal training referral or a 45 minute massage for a small group training referral. Regular referral program applies; referrals for personal training will also receive a complimentary training session. Please speak with our front desk if you have any questions.

Here Come the Brides: Congratulations to Marcia Moncur and David Hubenig who tied the knot on July 16th! Marcia and David recently joined Body & Soul's Wellness Team as Registered Massage Therapists. We are also happy to announce that Facility / IT Manager Randall Smith married his blushing bride July 20th in Kelowna.

BC Day: Body & Soul will be closed Monday August 5th for BC Day. The studio will re-open Tuesday August 6th at 6am. Have a wonderful and safe long weekend!

Studio Cleaning / Labour Day: It's that time again! The studio will be closed Monday August 26th until Monday September 2nd for our annual extensive cleaning and mini-renovation. Studio will re-open Tuesday September 3rd at 6am.

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Jessi Schlegel

Personal Trainer

Educated as both a P.E. teacher and a sports therapist in Germany, Jessi's studies focused on post-injury rehabilitation, pain treatment in sports therapy, and neurology/cardiology fitness. Jessi is licensed to provide personal training following a heart attack.

Teaching people how to achieve and maintain a versatile, healthier lifestyle is Jessi's first priority. Other priorities are providing people who suffer from injury or chronic pain with the tools and knowledge to improve/manage their condition, and improving the strength, balance and cardio fitness of those who are already healthy.


trainer's corner

Q: What is the difference between 'burning fat' and 'burning calories'?

A: Our body burns calories to provide energy for our daily activities and our basic metabolic functions. Recently consumed calories are available in the blood, muscle cells and liver and are easily accessible (think 'super fuel'). As the body uses up the glucose in our blood, the consumption of fats as an energy source increases. Fat is a less efficient energy source (think 'diesel'). Typically, we feel the difference.

The more intense the cardio training, the more calories we burn; the more calories we burn the better the chances are that we burn all the stored fats by creating a caloric deficiency.

Isabel Verse is a Personal Trainer at Body & Soul



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