Body & Soul March 2017 Newsletter

how a healthy lifestyle impacts your brain

When you think about "brain" health, what typically comes to mind? For some people, the answer might be puzzles or mathematical problems - activities that provide a sense of mental stimulation; however, did you know that physical activity and a healthy diet are just as important for your brain's health? Read more...

fitness tip: are plyometrics right for you?

Plyometric exercises typically involve repeated rapid stretching and contracting of the muscles (i.e. box jumps or jump squats). Athletes generally benefit from such exercises as they help improve speed, muscular strength and power.3 For some people, plyometrics are a great addition to their workout. Read more...

nutrition tip: plant protein vs. animal protein

Is it better to get protein from plants or animals? The truth is that there are possible drawbacks to getting your protein from only one of the two sources but neither necessarily trumps the other. For instance, though some animal proteins include high amounts of saturated fat and dietary cholesterol, they also contain all of the essential amino acids necessary for your body to build protein.4 On the other hand, though plant based proteins don't typically include all amino acids, individuals who eat only plant proteins tend to have lower blood pressure, blood cholesterol levels and tend to have a lower body mass index.

club news

Studio Closure: Body & Soul will be closed Friday April 14th to Sunday April 16th for the Easter weekend. Studio will re-open Monday April 17th at 6am. We hope that you have a safe and lovely long weekend!

Introducing Physio's Corner!: As you can see, we have added the physio's corner to our monthly e-newsletter. Michael Hales of Halestorm Physiotherapy & Sport Conditioning will now be contributing monthly articles to the Fitness File!

Custom Group Training: Do you have a group of friends that you want to start training with? Are you a business owner who wants to get the team active? Train with your own custom group! Call 604-224-BODY [2639] for details.

Help Us Help You: Are you enjoying your experience at Body & Soul? Is there anything we can do to improve your experience? Stop by or send an email, and let us know!

Iris Collins

Juergen Reinhardt

Head Trainer

Juergen is a German trained physiotherapist, manual therapist, and sports instructor specializing in sports therapy. He is also a Nordic walking instructor.

Juergen takes a technical approach to personal training, drawing from his extensive background and training in physiotherapy, sports therapy and personal training. He has a special interest in rehabilitation training following illness or injury. Read more...

physio's corner

Q: When should I be stretching?

A: Stretching, or more importantly, increasing mobility, should be a part of our daily routine, more than just before or after a workout. Modern technology, conveniences and occupations place many of us in sub-optimal postures leading to an increase in overall muscle tightness.

Prior to a functional training workout, you should do at least five minutes of moderate cardiovascular activity to raise the body temperature and increase tissue extensibility. Read more...