Body & Soul June 2017 Newsletter
do what you love
When it comes to selecting a career, we are often encouraged to pursue something that makes us happy, something that we have a passion for and, by extension, something that we are good at. Your fitness program should be no different.
In order to succeed with your health and fitness goals, starting a program that incorporates movement you enjoy and feel comfortable doing will go a long way towards helping you achieve your goals. In our technologically advanced society where you can get almost anything at the touch of a button, something like exercise - something requiring physical and mental exertion and no small amount of patience - often feels more like a chore than a fun activity. Consequently, finding a program you enjoy will help ensure you maintain a long-term, active lifestyle instead of reverting back to a sedentary lifestyle... Read more...
For instance, if you enjoy the way your body feels during and after a boxing session or during a high intensity interval training session, why not consider incorporating these into every session?
It's important that you communicate to your trainer what exercises you enjoy and which ones you dislike. For instance, if you like being pushed hard but can't stand doing exercises like box jumps or burpees, talk to your trainer. They will always encourage you to step outside of your comfort zone but will never make you do something you are uncomfortable (or dislike) doing.
fitness tip: push-up progression
If you are tired of performing push-ups from your toes, you can increase intensity by performing them on a bosu ball (ball-side facing down as you hold the edges of the base). The instability of the ball will force your core to work extra hard as you lift and lower yourself with proper form. Additionally, it will enhance recruitment of different sets of muscle fibers compared to regular push-ups.
nutrition tip: eliminate distractions to avoid overeating
When you sit down for a meal, do you unconsciously turn on the television or pull out your smart phone to get the latest news, gossip, etc.? While you wouldn't think such distractions contribute to overeating, they can steal your focus, often preventing you from eating slowly, chewing thoroughly and realizing when your body is actually full. Other tips to avoid overeating include: eating frequent small meals throughout the day (to avoid strong feelings of hunger), eating a well-balanced breakfast, taking time to chew your food, and taking the time to prepare meals in advance.
Client Appreciation: Drop by the studio between June 5th and June 17th for our client appreciation event. Event includes training specials, prizes, goodies and more!
Studio Closure: Body & Soul will be closed Saturday July 1st for Canada Day. The studio will re-open Monday July 3rd at 6am. We hope you have a lovely Canada Day weekend!
New Staff Member: Body & Soul is excited to welcome Pedram Enghiad to the Personal Training Team!
Father's Day: To all of the dads out there, we want to wish you the very best this Father's Day (June 18th). Are you looking for a father's day gift for that special man in your life? We offer gift certificates for personal training services - give him the gift of good health! Speak with our front desk for more information.