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...

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.

club news

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.

Iris Collins

Jade Reid

Personal Trainer

Jade is a CanFitPro Certified Personal Training Specialist and is currently working towards her Bachelor of Kinesiology at UBC. She has extensive experience in health, fitness and training, which she gained during her 17 years as a dedicated ice hockey athlete.

As a personal trainer, Jade is motivated by her clients' success in achieving their goals. She strives to ensure that her clients always feel that every session with her is a great workout. Jade enjoys working with people of all abilities and is always actively learning new styles to incorporate into her training sessions.

physio's corner

Q: How can exercise be considered medicine?

A: It has long been known that physical activity is good for our bodies and increasing research is supporting the concept that exercise is medicine. Partaking in 20-60 minutes of moderate physical activity produces a long list of benefits. Some of these benefits include reducing your risk of cardiovascular disease, strengthening your bones and muscles, improving your mental health and mood, reducing the risk of type 2 diabetes and maintaining a healthy weight. Read more...

Michael Hales is a registered physiotherapist and owner of Halestorm Physiotherapy here at Body & Soul. To find out how physiotherapy can help you, visit