Body & Soul October 2015 Newsletter
motivating loved ones to be healthy and active
Watching a loved one suffer from a preventable health issue or sedentary lifestyle can be hard. For them, finding the motivation to change their lifestyle can be quite a challenge and they may not respond favorably to suggestions and likely less to criticism. Read more...
One way to help get a loved one active is to have them join you in a physical activity such as a drop in at the gym, walk along the seawall or a game of squash at the local community centre. The notion that you want or need them to either assist in your health and fitness journey, or simply have fun, can be quite beneficial as it often leads to a boost in confidence and self-worth. Once they have caught interest in an activity, it comes down to making it a part of their routine.
For some people, personal training is a great alternative as they see a scheduled commitment to exercise as something they cannot skip without consequences (for instance, losing a session and subsequently their money). It is also a great alternative for people who don't know what sort of exercises they can or should do with respect to their health and fitness goals. If you have a loved one who might benefit from Personal Training, consider talking to them about booking a consultation with one of Body & Soul's Personal Trainers to find out how we can help them achieve their goals.
fitness tip: try high intensity interval training (HIIT)
HIIT is when a specific exercise is performed at a high intensity for a specific time followed by a specific rest interval. It can be done using cardio machines like the rower, with weights or with body-weight movements like burpees (everyone's favorite!). Some of the benefits of HIIT include spiked metabolism, fat loss and muscle growth. As an example, instead of rowing 2,000m at a steady pace (HR 60-70%), try rowing 4 x 500m at a fast pace (HR 80-90%) with one minute of rest between each interval.
Andrew Tait is a Personal Trainer at Body & Soul
nutrition tip: what it means to be gluten-free
A gluten-free diet is exactly what it sounds like, one that excludes the protein gluten. For people suffering from celiac disease, gluten causes inflammation in the small intestine and can make it difficult for them to digest food and absorb important nutrients. For people suffering from non-celiac gluten sensitivities, avoiding gluten can prevent symptoms such as abdominal pain, fatigue, headaches, etc. Learn more about gluten-free diets and what those suffering from sensitivities should avoid here.
Studio Closure Reminder: Body & Soul will be closed Monday October 12th for Thanksgiving. Studio will re-open Tuesday October 13th.
Halloween: Join us Friday October 30th and Saturday October 31st as staff members celebrate Halloween! See in-studio for this year's costume theme.
Fit for Less: Small Group Personal Training offers similar benefits to 1-on-1 training at reduced rates! Call us for more information at 604-224-2639 [body].
Run, Row or Cycle: Remember, for $25 a month Body & Soul clients can use the cardio equipment outside of their scheduled sessions. Conditions apply and tax will be added. Speak with our front desk to purchase a cardio package.