Body & Soul April 2015 Newsletter
"Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going." - Jim Ryun
Motivation is no small thing. In fact, it is often the difference between success and failure. You can fail a hundred times but you only need to succeed once. Some people find their motivation to be healthy and fit simply in the movement of their bodies during exercise while others find it through achieving specific goals.
That got us wondering - what motivates the Body & Soul Team to pursue health and fitness in their own lives? We asked our staff what motivates them and here are some of their responses: Read more...
- Isabel is motivated by the joy of movement, learning new skills and being outdoors.
- Armin is motivated to stay healthy and fit knowing that it leads to a good quality of life.
- Megan's motivation comes from feeling confident, healthy and energetic.
- Will is motivated to stay fit so that he can continue to try and succeed in new adventures.
- Stephen is motivated to improve performance and resiliency in his sport, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.
- Rikka is motivated to stay fit so she can run the seawall and enjoy hikes in the city.
- Tevis' motivation comes through leading by example.
- Darlyne is motivated from cycling to work with speed to ensure she isn't late for work!
- Angela is motivated by the feeling she gets after a good workout, knowing she will see results.
From an early age we are taught that we can do and be anything we want (with some obvious exceptions). At what point do we stop believing that anything is possible? At what point do we stop aspiring for more? Identify what motivates you and grab a hold of it. When it comes to your health and fitness, you can achieve greatness! So, what motivates you?
fitness tip: track your food and exercise for better results
Tracking what, when and how much you eat as well as the number of reps, sets and time for exercising will help you achieve better health and fitness results. Why? Tracking helps: 1) hold you accountable for your health and fitness - recording your actions and results, 2) provide a baseline to measure your progress and 3) enable you to plan ahead and aim for small improvements. MyFitnessPal is a great tracking app for smartphones for those interested in tracking food and exercise on-the-go.
Tevis Toro is a Personal Trainer at Body & Soul
nutrition tip: quinoa, the caped crusader of superfoods
Quinoa ("keen-wah") has been dubbed by many as a superfood - that's because it provides a significant amount of beneficial minerals and vitamins (including manganese, magnesium and phosphorous) and is a great addition to vegetarian and gluten-free diets. Did you know one cup of cooked quinoa contains 8g of protein and is only 220 calories? Easy to cook and versatile, quinoa can enhance pretty much any meal - from a salad to a casserole. You can find great recipes for quinoa online - check out this quinoa casserole recipe from The Heart and Stoke Foundation™.
Making Fitness More Accessible: At Body & Soul we strive to make fitness accessible to all - did you know that clients with an open personal training package can purchase a cardio package for only $25 a month? This package allows you to use our cardio equipment any time we are open. We also offer a student rate to help students get active and stay fit. Speak with our front desk for more information.
Michelle Gets ICE'd! Body & Soul Personal Trainer, Michelle Wong, is in the process of becoming a certified OSTEOFIT instructor. We can't wait for her to complete her Instructor Competency Evaluation (ICE).
Thank You! We hope you enjoyed our March-long client appreciation event! We certainly enjoyed planning and hosting it. Thank you to all the clients, staff and friends who partook in the festivities!
New Staff Members: We are pleased to welcome Sarah Edmilao and Jade Reid to the Body & Soul Personal Training Team!