The new TRX system is the basis of one of several forms of low-impact exercise classes at Soul Studio in Vernon.

Do it for your Soul: Getting active pays dividends

New year in Vernon gives you new chances to add healthy activity to your routine

It’s the new year and if you’re like many Vernon residents, that means it’s time to look at ways you can get more out of life.

New year’s resolutions are one thing, and we all know how tough those can be to maintain. But what if, in addition to committing to making healthy changes, you had people around who actively supported your decision and even held you accountable?

That kind of teamwork is one of the best ways to make lifestyle changes stick, says Sareena Nickoli, owner/operator of Soul Studio, a co-ed fitness facility in Vernon.

Healthy changes add up to a healthier life

One of the biggest roadblocks people face, Nickoli says, is understanding that committing to become more active is an investment in your future health and well-being.

“Whether that means you don’t need a doctor’s prescription for high blood pressure medication or you avoid knee problems down the road, then it’s an investment that holds great value.”

Nickoli frequently works with people who have or are in the process of instilling healthy new habits, such as attending regular Soul Ryde (indoor cycling), yoga, Zumba, barre or other group fitness classes.

Here’s other ways Soul Studio can get you more active:

  1. Aging with style If you’re in your 40s, 50s, 60s and beyond, getting into an active routine now can put more life in your years and improve your heart health. With classes for every level of fitness, you can better maintain your ability to stay active as you age.
  2. Try something new If you’ve never tried yoga, there’s a variety of classes for everyone from newcomers to long-time enthusiasts. With yoga a good form of mental relaxation, new classes focusing on meditation are coming for 2019.
  3. Take time for yourself In today’s busy world, finding time to look after your body can be tricky. Soul Studio’s early morning to evening class times allow you to build a routine that fits your schedule and lifestyle. In a time crunch, there’s also shorter Express 30- and 45-minute classes available.
  4. Join the Challenge In January and February, take the Feed Your Soul challenge to help reach your fitness goals or start new ones. It’s also a “buddy challenge” where members are paired up to inspire and motivate each other. Details are available onsite, simply drop by Soul Studio on 43rd Avenue.

Try out low-impact training in Vernon

If you’re a fan of low-impact exercises – remember those knees! – you’ll want to give the new TRX suspension training a shot at Soul Studio. These classes have been added as one more option designed as a low-impact way to build your agility, core strength and stamina.

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Soul Studio recently celebrated its fourth anniversary in Vernon. You’re invited to drop by, say hi, take a tour and meet others who have incorporated fun, healthy activity into their lifestyle. You can also follow Soul Studio on Facebook or Instagram.

 

Soul Ryde indoor cycling classes are popular at Soul Studio in Vernon.

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