Body & Soul Novemeber 2016 Newsletter
training FAQs (frequently asked questions)
Over the years, we have answered many training-related questions in the trainer's corner section of our newsletter. Some of these questions continue to be asked by our clients, both old and new. Read more...
This issue we're providing links to archived issues of the fitness file - the ones that contain our responses to the most commonly asked trainer's corner questions.
- Is it possible to spot reduce fat? Committing to a solid workout program and eating at a caloric deficit will help you to lose fat. That being said, it is not possible to target specific areas for fat loss (a.k.a. spot reduction). Typically, the last places women lose fat are the thighs, buttocks and stomach, while men will usually lose their stomach fat last as well. 1
- How important is a post-workout snack? A good post-workout snack will help you recover nicely from your workout and will give your body the fuel to maintain or build muscle mass. 2
- How can I avoid reaching a plateau? To avoid a plateau, consider increasing the difficulty of an exercise (i.e. push-ups from your knees to push-ups from your toes) or try incorporating stability balls to force your body - especially your core - to work harder given the 'instability' of the ball. 3
- What equipment should I use for strength training? You can use a variety of equipment to increase your strength, such as free weights, weight machines, cables, etc. What you choose will depend on your personal preference and specific strength goals. 4
Do you have any specific training questions you would like to see answered in a future issue's trainer's corner? Send your questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
fitness tip: resting between sets
Your rest time between sets will depend on how much weight you lift and what your ultimate goal is. If you are lifting heavy weights to improve your strength, then it is recommended that you rest for a longer period of time between sets (i.e. 2 to 5 minutes). However, if improving endurance is your goal and you are performing high repetitions with lower weights, then a shorter rest time is recommended (i.e. 30 seconds or less). 5
nutrition tip: cold season - fighting back
It's that time of the year again! Avoiding the common cold can be easier said than done but there are ways in which you can boost your immunity to better your chances of staying cold-free! Try boosting your immune system with the help of nutrients many experts believe have infection-fighting properties, such as garlic, ginseng and aloe vera. In the event that you do get sick, don't forget to drink plenty of fluids and get lots of rest to ensure your body is at its best to fight off the symptoms!
Studio Closure: Body & Soul will be closed Friday November 11th to Sunday November 13th for the Remembrance Day weekend. Studio will re-open Monday November 14th at 6am. We hope you have a nice long weekend!
New Staff Members: We are excited to welcome Bryan Lopez to the Personal Training Team and Jessica King to the Front Desk Team.
Refer & Receive!: Every time you refer a new client who purchases a minimum of 10 personal training sessions or a small group training package, you will receive a complimentary session.
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).