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...

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.

club news

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.

Andrew Tait

Personal Trainer

Andrew is one of our newer team members having joined the Body & Soul team in July 2015. In addition to being a certified Personal Trainer (he received his certification in the United Kingdom), Andrew is also a Weightlifting and CrossFit Movement & Mobility Coach. Andrew has over seven years of experience in the fitness industry and has worked with a variety of clients, ranging from amateur athletes to people looking to get into shape and improve their overall fitness. Read more...


trainer's corner

Q: What is the difference between muscle strength and muscle endurance?

A: Muscle strength is the ability to exert force against resistance (e.g. powerlifting). Muscle endurance is the ability to exert sustained effort over a long period of time (e.g. a triathlon). Muscle endurance relies on muscle fibers called type 1 - or slow twitch. Muscle strength relies on type 2 - fast twitch muscle fibers. Read more...

Heather Williams is a Personal Trainer at Body & Soul