Body & Soul July 2016 Newsletter
why am I urged to train with more than one trainer?
Most clients form a strong bond with a single trainer or a select few. Often this is the result of a combination of factors including: personality, training style and availability. We recognize that the bond formed between a client and their trainer is a special one; however, we also believe that training with more than one trainer has immense benefits. Read more...
Training with multiple trainers keeps training fun, fresh and interesting. While many trainers have similar credentials, most differ in personality, training style and often in specialty and focus. Changing things up now and then will allow for a more diverse training program.
Additionally, working with other trainers allows for flexibility in your training schedule. Many of Body & Soul's trainers have fixed schedules; if your schedule changes they may not be able to accommodate your new availability. Also, in the event that your trainer is away, sick or injured, you won't miss out on training in their absence as you have other trainers you like to train with. In the event that they are away, you could of course wait for them to return; however, depending on the timeframe, you would risk losing some of your health and fitness gains.
Ultimately, you may be content with just one trainer, but in the event that you want to try a new trainer please be assured that our trainers take the utmost care in preparing for new clients by reviewing your training history and speaking with your other trainer(s) about your needs, limitations, goals, etc.
fitness tip: "bend your knees"
Keeping your knees bent while exercising ensures that the weight of your body, in addition to any weights being used, is actually supported by the muscles surrounding your knees instead of the knee joint itself. Locking your knees puts unnecessary strain on your knees and can lead to pain and injury. For example, consider that when landing from a jump most people try to reduce the impact by bending their knees as they land to avoid hurting their knees.
nutrition tip: help your kids eat better
Eating healthy can be a challenge but getting your kids to eat healthy can be a battle! There are many ways in which you can help your kids eat better: 1) Sneak healthy ingredients into fun and flavourful snacks and meals like smoothies and desserts. 2) Include your kids in the prepping and cooking of meals; cooking can be fun and the best reward is eating the final product. 3) Be a role model; kids copy and mimic their parents so be sure to eat your vegetables! For some great kid-friendly recipe ideas, click here.
Studio Closure: Body & Soul will be closed Monday August 1st for B.C. Day. Studio will re-open Tuesday August 2nd at 6am. Have a wonderful and safe long weekend!
New Staff Member: We are excited to welcome Karrar Khaku to the Personal Training Team! Learn more about your favourite personal trainers here.
One Stop Shop: For those who do not know, earlier this year we welcomed Physiotherapist Michael Hales to our Wellness Team. In addition to personal training services, clients at Body & Soul now have access to physiotherapy, chiropractic therapy, registered massage therapy and Pilates!
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