Body & Soul July 2015 Newsletter
enjoy the summer but take caution with the heat
The summer can be a great time to enhance your exercise routine, particularly if you want to take advantage of the longer and warmer days; however, we urge you to take caution on the hotter days. Your normal exercise routine may take more out of you on days that are hot and could lead to serious consequences. In order to enjoy the summer, stay active and stay safe, we urge you to consider the following: Read more...
- Be prepared: On days that are expected to be hot, plan for an indoor workout, a less intense outdoor workout or take a day to let your body rest.
- Stay hydrated: You may think that your intermittent water breaks are enough but consider the fact that you will likely be sweating more and will need to drink more as a result. Listen to your body and don't skimp on the water.
- Dress for success: While we don't want you to wear anything you feel uncomfortable in, we do urge you to consider clothing and materials that let your body breathe. Don't forget the sunscreen!
- Try an early morning or late evening workout: Avoid those peak, critical hours by ensuring you get out before or after the blazing sun is out.
This summer, we encourage you to look into some local events and activities; including, salsa dancing at Robson Square, local hikes like the Grouse Grind or the Chief, cycling or running around the seawall and even visiting the local farmers market or the PNE to get you walking about and enjoying the sunshine. We hope you have a safe and wonderful summer!
the summer special continues!
From July 1st to 31st, purchase the following training package at a reduced rate:
July 1st - July 31st
- Small Group Personal Training: 4 weeks (once/wk) $90* save $10
*Each client may purchase one summer special package. Additional packages can be purchased as gifts. Tax will be added.
fitness tip: don't forget to activate your core muscles
A weak core can lead to lower back pain, injury and may even negatively affect your posture. Learning to properly activate your core is extremely important as it provides, in a way, armor for your spine and internal organs. Before working on core strength, you may need to work on your core stability as this will allow you to perform strength exercises with ease and with less risk of injury. There are many exercises you can perform to help improve your core strength, including: dead bugs, planks and supermans; however, we urge you to speak with your trainer first to ensure you activate your core properly for these exercises.
Jade Reid is a Personal Trainer at Body & Soul
nutrition tip: spice up your life to improve your health
Did you know that adding certain spices to your food will not only enhance their flavour but may also provide medicinal benefits? Whether you are looking to lower your cholesterol, reduce inflammation, boost your metabolism, increase your memory or reduce your risk of certain health conditions (including cancer and heart disease) you should consider adding herbs and spices to your meals. For instance, cayenne is known for its anti-inflammatory properties as well as its ability to help boost metabolism. Learn more about how herbs and spices can help improve your health here.
New Staff Member: We are pleased to welcome Michael Sokalski, Registered Massage Therapist, to our Wellness Team.
Studio Closure: Body & Soul will be closed Monday August 3rd for BC Day. Studio will re-open Tuesday August 4th at 6am. We hope you have a wonderful long weekend.
Join our Waitlist: Are the times and days you want to train fully booked? Are you available at short notice to train? Ask one of our front desk staff members to add you to our waitlist - we will call you the day prior if a spot has opened up with your favourite trainer(s).
Referral Program: Did you know that our referral program includes training specials? If your friend purchases our July summer special package, you will receive a small group personal training session! Speak with our front desk for more information.