Body & Soul May 2015 Newsletter
the benefits of training with a personal trainer
Many people find that the benefits of working out with a personal trainer significantly outweigh the benefits of exercising on their own. In fact, some of the perceived benefits of working out on your own can actually be obstacles to achieving your goals.
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- Planning your workout program: while the freedom of planning your own workouts can be satisfying, it can also result in complacency. Doing the same thing over and over is likely to lead to a plateau and prevent you from achieving your goals. Your personal trainer plans a new workout for you each session and while they may include exercises that you don't always like, they will help you achieve your specific goals and avoid hitting any plateaus.
- Freedom to train when you want: although there are advantages to being able to train whenever you want, many people succumb to distractions or delay their training when they're not committed to a specific day and time, knowing that their trainer has prepared a personalised workout and will be expecting them.
- No one will witness you fail or give up: on your own, only you are accountable for your successes and failures which may be comforting when you decide to give up and walk away. Many trainers consider themselves to be more than just your fitness trainer - they pride themselves on being your coach, teacher and friend. Your journey, successes and challenges, are their own. Your goals become their goals. They won't let you walk away without a fight.
While many people find success training on their own, many people benefit enormously from training with a personal trainer. Having a trainer removes the work of planning a program, ensures workouts occur regularly, and provides a coach who will be by your side through your success and failures. These benefits help many people achieve their health and fitness goals faster and more efficiently than working out on their own.
fitness tip: how to organize the exercises in your workout
A general rule of thumb for most training programs is to work out the biggest muscles first and the smallest muscles last. For example, if you're doing a full-body workout, the order could be legs (glutes, quads and hamstrings), chest, back, shoulders, biceps/triceps, calves and rotator cuff. This is especially important if you're doing difficult compound movements (i.e. squats) as you don't want to exhaust the "little" muscles that assist your "big" muscles during the exercise.
Heather Williams is a Personal Trainer at Body & Soul
nutrition tip: speak with your doctor before trying dietary supplements
Many people have turned to dietary supplements to further improve their physical performance, to lose weight and/or to achieve other health and fitness goals. While some supplements can help you achieve your goals when used properly, misuse of supplements can lead to serious, even grave, impacts on your health. Always speak with your doctor before trying dietary supplements, particularly if you are taking any medications or if you have an existing health condition.
Give Her the Gift of Therapy: This Mother's Day, give her the gift of Registered Massage Therapy (RMT)! RMT is offered in 45, 65 and 90 minute sessions. Speak with our front desk for more information or to purchase gift certificates.
Chance to Win a Massage Session: Complete a comment card in the studio between May 11th - 16th for your chance to win a 65 minute Registered Massage Therapy session.
Happy Birthday Body & Soul: This month Body & Soul celebrates 20 years in business! Thank you to everyone who has been part of our story over the last 20 years.
Studio Closure: Body & Soul will be closed Monday May 18th for Victoria Day. Studio will re-open Tuesday May 19th at 6am. We hope you have a wonderful long weekend.