Body & Soul May 2016 Newsletter
While you may not have complete control over everything that goes on in your life, there are many ways in which you can prevent injuries from occurring when it comes to your exercise program: Read more...
- Listen to your body. Don't ignore your body's warning signs. While some degree of discomfort during and following your training session is normal, pain is typically a sign that you have - or soon will have - injured yourself.
- Know your limits. Pushing your body beyond its comfort zone is necessary to improve your health and fitness; however, it is important to be aware of your body's limitations. Pushing yourself beyond what your body can do is a sure-fire way to hurt yourself.
- Create and work within a safe environment. Set yourself up for success by ensuring your surroundings provide a safe place for exercise. For instance, you should avoid slippery surfaces, ensure equipment is properly stored when not in use and always wear proper (activity-specific) footwear.
- Plan recovery days. Your body needs time to recover and adapt to your exercise program, particularly for high-intensity programs. Talk to your trainer to learn more about an appropriate recovery period with respect to your workout program.
Injuries are common when starting a fitness program; however, research has shown that working with a personal trainer not only generates results more quickly and efficiently but also with fewer injuries than training alone.
get fit for the summer!
Our always popular summer special is back!* From May 16th to June 4th, purchase the following training package at a reduced rate:
May 16th - June 4th
Personal Training: 10 sessions for $700 save $100
*Each client may purchase one summer special package. Additional packages can be purchased as gifts. Tax will be added.
fitness tip: mind over matter
Maintaining good physical form and a solid focus while completing those final reps in that last set can be a challenge. Instead of counting the reps as you complete them (1, 2, 3, etc.) try counting down (10, 9, 8, etc.). Read more...
Mind over matter: counting down often makes the exercise appear as though it takes less time than it actually does, motivating you to maintain form and focus just a little bit longer!
nutrition tip: opt to eat - not drink - fruit
Some people argue that although they don't eat a lot of fruit, they do drink a lot of fruit juice, which is more or less the same thing. This is simply not true. One of the biggest differences is that fruit juices often contain high amounts of sugar, which can lead to weight gain if consumed in large quantities. Read more...
It is also important to note that many fruit drinks actually provide little to no nutritional value, as they are missing much of the fiber and nutrients found in the fruit's skin and pulp. When possible, opt to eat fruits instead of drinking fruit juices to ensure you get the full health benefits of whole fruit!
Studio Closure: Body & Soul will be closed Monday May 23rd for Victoria Day. Studio will re-open Tuesday May 24th at 6am. We hope you have a wonderful long weekend.
New Staff Members: We are excited to welcome Yusuke Asakawa and Katarzyna Labaziewicz to our Personal Training Team. Stay tuned for their trainer profiles!
Refer & Receive!: Did you know that our referral program includes training specials? If your friend purchases our summer special package, you will receive a personal training session! Speak with our front desk for more information.
Consultations: April was a busy month for consultations! Do you know someone who is interested in personal training but hasn't yet made the commitment? Ask us about our complimentary consultations.