Body & Soul June 2016 Newsletter

how fast can I expect results?

When it comes to starting their fitness journey, many people's primary question is, "how long will it take to achieve my goals?" One of the issues with this question is that health and fitness is a lifelong commitment and while your goal may have a specific deadline, maintaining the results of your hard work will require long-term commitment. Read more...

fitness tip: reduce back pain

Back pain can be the result of many factors, including a weak core, poor posture or an injury. In these cases, specific exercises and stretches may help alleviate pain and prevent future flare-ups. For some people, relief can be found in certain stretches like the child's pose or the cat-cow. Read more...

nutrition tip: avoid an iron deficiency

Do you find that you tire easily, are susceptible to headaches, or have trouble concentrating on tasks? It may be that you have an iron deficiency, which can be the result of non-dietary factors (such as heavy menstrual bleeding) or because you aren't eating enough iron-rich foods. Iron-rich foods include meats, vegetables, and whole grains (i.e. iron-fortified cereals). Read more...

club news

Isabel Returns: We are excited to announce that Body & Soul Personal Trainer Isabel Verse is back in the studio as of June 6th, 2016!

Studio Closures: Body & Soul will be closed Saturday June 18th as several of our personal trainers will be renewing their CPR and first aid in the studio. Additionally, the studio will also be closed Friday July 1st and Saturday July 2nd for the Canada Day long weekend. We hope you have a safe and fun weekend!

Waitlist: Are the times and days you want to train fully booked? Are you available at short notice to train? Complete a waitlist slip in the studio and we will call you the day prior if a spot has opened up with your favourite trainer(s).

Isabel Verse

Personal Trainer & Pilates Instructor

Isabel has a Master's degree in Fitness and Business; specialized training in rehabilitation, nutrition, and health psychology; and is a Pilates instructor.


trainer's corner

Q: How can I avoid reaching a plateau without completely changing my workout routine?

A: We understand that changing your workout routine can be scary and while it is always a good idea to incorporate new exercises to keep things interesting, one simple way to avoid a plateau is by increasing your current exercises' difficulty, keeping the same general program but modifying the exercises themselves.