Body & Soul December 2016 Newsletter

5 great resolutions for 2017

While some people think resolutions are silly and pointless, many people believe in the 'power' of resolutions as they can be a great source of motivation for someone to make positive changes in their life. Read more...

looking for a holiday gift?

Body & Soul's holiday special is back just in time for the holidays! Until December 23rd, purchase the following training packages at reduced rates:

  • 5 Personal Training sessions for $375 save $50
  • 10 Personal Training sessions for $700 save $100

Conditions apply. We also have gift certificates available for Registered Massage Therapy. Speak with our front desk for more information.

fitness tip: pull-ups, chin-ups and grip variations

As you may know, a standard pull-up requires you to grip the bar with your palms facing away from you while with a chin-up your palms face towards you. Did you also know that the width of your grip will determine which muscle groups you will be working? Read more...

nutrition tip: increase your energy

It takes a generous amount of energy to get through this busy time of year, with all of the festivities, shopping and events taking place. While your energy levels may be affected by non-dietary factors, there is no doubt that what you fuel your body with has a direct impact on your body's ability to function properly. Read more...

club news

Studio Closure: Body & Soul will be closed Saturday December 24th to Sunday January 1st for the holiday break. Studio will re-open Monday January 2nd, 2017.

Isabel Update: Former Body & Soul Personal Trainer Isabel Verse wanted to send her best to all staff and clients! She is enjoying her time back in Germany, meeting great new people, acquiring new (and re-learning old) knowledge and simply being the amazing and positive woman we all know her to be. We miss you, Isabel!

Holiday Charity: This year we will be collecting donations for the Greater Vancouver Food Bank! Please see in-studio posters, or speak with our front desk, for more information.

Healthy Holidays Workout Program: Stay active this holiday season with our Healthy Holidays 15-day workout program.

Iris Collins

Bryan Lopez

Personal Trainer

Bryan has a Bachelor of Kinesiology from UBC and a diploma in Human Kinetics from Langara College. Prior to working at Body & Soul, Bryan worked as a fitness day camp leader, a weight room attendant and interned as a strength and conditioning coach with various varsity teams at UBC. Over the years, Bryan has been active in a wide range of sports, including volleyball, soccer, swimming, baseball and finally basketball, in which he played competitively in high school. Read more...

trainer's corner

Q: Can I skip my cool down and stretch?

A: Short of locking you in the studio, we can't force you take time to cool down and stretch after your workout; however, you are doing yourself a disservice if you skip them completely.

A good cool down consists of a low-intensity activity - i.e. a light walk on the treadmill - and typically only takes a few minutes, generally the time it takes to get your heart rate back down to below 120 beats per minute. Taking the time to let your body cool down will help prevent dizziness, grey vision and venous pooling. Read more...