Body & Soul September 2016 Newsletter

september is arthritis awareness month

Did you know that arthritis can affect anyone at anytime regardless of age, ethnicity or physical condition?¹ According to The Arthritis Society, one in six adult Canadians lives with arthritis. Not surprisingly, most of us know someone who suffers from some form of arthritis and many of us have seen how debilitating it can be for those suffering from it. Read more...

fitness tip: control the movement of each exercise

As fatigue sets in, it can be difficult to maintain proper form; however, it is important to be in control of your body's movement with each exercise to avoid unnecessary strains or injury as well as to gain the full benefits of a given exercise. As an example, consider the movements of a complete push-up: it is important to maintain a tight core, neutral neck position and to control the motion of lowering your body to the floor, as opposed to letting gravity do its work.

nutrition tip: stay hydrated

Did you know that the feeling of 'being thirsty' typically means that you are already dehydrated? While dehydration can lead to minor issues like headaches, it can also lead to serious illnesses like heat stroke if not treated in a timely manner.² For most people, the word "hydration" generally elicits thoughts and images of drinking water but did you know that certain foods can also contribute to your hydration? There are several fruits and veggies - including cucumbers and strawberries - that can help you stay hydrated. For more information, check out this article.

club news

Automated External Defibrillation (AED): We are excited to announce that we now have a defibrillator in the studio. This computerized medical device can be used to check heart rhythms and administer a shock in a cardiac emergency. Many of our personal trainers renewed/received training in June and are qualified to operate the defibrillator.

Client Perks: It is back to training for some of our regular clients this Fall. Don't forget about the following client perks: 1) referral program, 2) cardio package and 3) complimentary reassessments. Speak with our Front Desk team for more information!

Book Your Chiropractic Treatment Online: Dr. Aaron Case (Chiropractor & ART Therapist) recently transferred his clinic management software to the extremely popular Jane App. Patients can now book appointments online and receive email reminders for upcoming appointments! Check out his website for more information or to book an appointment.

Karrar Khaku

Personal Trainer

In addition to his certifications in personal training and physical sport preparation from The European Centre of Physical Education, Karrar is also a NCCP certified coach and a SportMed BC certified Athletic Trainer. He also has a diploma in Sports Science, and is currently completing a degree in Physical Education and Coaching at Douglas College.

Karrar's training philosophy centers around the application of maximal strength across an ever increasing range of motion. As a result, he likes to incorporate heavy lifting and mobility work into his workouts. He believes that absolute strength is an important indicator of athletic ability and general fitness - the stronger and more mobile you are, the better you will feel.


trainer's corner

Q: What equipment should I use for strength training?

A: You can improve your strength with weight machines, free weights, cables and tubing, medicine balls and your own body weight. Your decision on which equipment to use may depend on what is available, the specific muscles you want to work on or the scenarios you want to mimic. Read more...