Body & Soul June 2015 Newsletter
5 reasons to exercise regularly
Staying active is an important part of living a long, healthy and happy life, but how specifically does it actually benefit us? Studies continue to show that getting regular exercise has the following benefits... Read more...
- Improves your memory as your brain gets more energy and oxygen.
- Reduces stress (thanks to endorphins!) and forces you to concentrate on the present - your workout, run or activity.
- Improves your sex life. You didn't misread that! Studies have shown that regular exercise can not only increase sexual arousal but also help improve the body's circulation of blood and oxygen (if you know what we mean!).
- Gives you more energy. A good workout will help stimulate your mind and give you a boost of energy.
- Improves confidence, self-esteem and overall happiness. Nothing feels better than achieving your health and fitness goals!
There are countless reasons to exercise regularly and while results may vary for each individual, the fact is that unless you have a physical or health condition that can be made worse by exercise, regular physical activity can provide you with huge benefits! Summer is just around the corner, take advantage of the nice weather while you can - get active and stay fit!
the summer special is back!
Our always popular summer special is back! From June 1st to 30th, purchase the following training packages at reduced rates:
June 1st - June 30th
- Personal Training: 10 sessions for $650* save $100
- Partner Training: 10 sessions for $975* save $150
*Each client may purchase one of each summer special package, i.e. one personal training and one partner training. Additional packages can be purchased as gifts. Tax will be added to all prices.
fitness tip: training mistakes to avoid
When it comes to your training, we urge you to avoid making these two common mistakes: 1) Leaving out assistance work. Most people focus on the big and visible muscles during their workouts; however, there are many smaller muscles that assist the movements the big muscles perform. Failure to develop the "hidden" assisting muscles can increase your risk of injury and hold you back from reaching your goals. 2) Not getting enough sleep. Sleep is essential to any training program as it allows your body to recover and heal from the work you've put in at the gym. In addition to adding unnecessary stress to your body and mind, a bad night of sleep can directly affect your ability to make progress in your training program.
Heather Williams is a Personal Trainer at Body & Soul
nutrition tip: selecting healthy bedtime snacks
Have you ever found yourself standing in front of an open fridge wondering why you are there - especially near bedtime? Instead of fighting bedtime cravings, we urge you to sate them with a healthy bedtime snack. It is important to consider what you eat before you sleep as some foods affect the quality of your sleep; for instance, high fat foods can steal bedtime rest. So the next time you find yourself standing in front of the fridge, look for snacks rich in tryptophan, a sleep inducing amino acid, for a better chance at a good night's sleep.
Studio Closure: Body & Soul will be closed Wednesday July 1st for Canada Day. Studio will re-open Thursday July 2nd at 6am. Be safe and enjoy the time off!
Caitlin Returns: Surprise! Front Desk Supervisor, Caitlin Taylor, has returned to the front desk team for the summer. She is ecstatic to be back and can't wait to see all the familiar faces.
Summer Training: Is your trainer taking some time off this summer? We encourage you to speak with your trainer about other trainers who would be a good fit for you to ensure you can continue training in their absence. You can also check out our trainer profiles here.
New Staff Members: Body & Soul would like to welcome Rebekah Litke to the Personal Training Team and Larissa Muir to the Front Desk Team.