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...
If you are willing to commit yourself to an exercise program, several factors come into play in determining when you will achieve your goals:
- The frequency of exercise: Depending on your goal and your deadline, you may need to commit to a program that has you exercising several times a week or more.
- The level of intensity: Your willingness to push your body to the required threshold is another important factor. Being physically active is great but if your goal is to improve upon something (i.e. strength, weight, etc.) you will need to meet the appropriate intensity level to reach your goal.
- Your ability to stick to a meal/diet plan: Your ability to modify and stick to the right meal plan is important if your goals are related to strength gains, weight loss, weight maintenance, etc.
- The attainability of your goals: Perhaps most importantly, are your goals realistic and attainable when compared to your lifestyle and your genes? Setting a goal that you are unlikely to achieve can be demoralizing and counterproductive.
You may see and feel changes after a few days, weeks or months, but it could take longer to reach your goals. The first step in any case is just to get started!
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...
Additionally, relief can be found in exercises that improve your core, such as supermans, dead bugs and the plank. Speak with your trainer for more information.
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...
If you are unable to get enough iron, you may want to talk to your doctor about taking an iron supplement. For more information on the causes, symptoms and treatment for an iron deficiency, check out HealthLinkBC.
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).