With the increasing number of children and adolescents engaging in sports at an highly competitive level earlier on in life, nutrition should be an integral part of a young athlete’s training. The young athlete generally requires higher calories compared to their non-athletic peers due to their greater energy expenditure from their intense levels of physical activity.
Life can be hectic, and often times when we get busy and do not have the time to take care of ourselves. With the confusing amount of information online, it can be daunting to get into a proper routine for your health and fitness. We spoke to one of our clients who has been training with Will Foden, as he shares his experience working with one of our many personal trainers.
Plyometric training or “Plyometrics” is a form of training used by many athletes and coaches to improve strength, speed, power, jumping and speed when changing direction.
In case you’ve been living under a rock, Singapore is moving into Phase 2 of its Circuit Breaker period. What does this mean for us? Bootcamps are back! But fear not Virtual Class fans – we know you love your online classes, so they are here to stay. I’m sure you have a thousand questions, but before we give you all the information, secure a spot now by booking through the UFIT app – places...
Over the past few weeks, we have been working hard to prepare ourselves for reopening. Now that we have been given the go-ahead in Phase 2 to re-open our doors for you, we have put in place precautionary measures to ensure your safety when you visit our facilities.
Ever since the circuit breaker measures kicked in from 7 April 2020, many of us have not been able to visit our therapists for our regular sports massages to relieve tightness and pain. While some of us have managed to exercise and go outdoors for a short run, a number of us have been home most of the time either working, eating or on our mobile phones. As such, some of us have experienced...
Hope everyone is smashing #1Month1Goal as we are approaching the end of the month! This week we have a roundtable for men's health and fitness and a whole range of different wellness webinars! With the long weekend and the virtual festivities done with we have another round of exciting events lined up for you to end the month strong!
It's time to get your running shoes on!
UFIT are organising a 24-hour run on Saturday 30 - Sunday 31 May to help raise awareness for Majulah Movement, who deliver set meals and treat packs to front-line workers and the migrant community.
The idea is to have members of the Community running around the clock, in a virtual relay format. Every UFIT staff member is running for at least 30mins over...
UFIT Orchard Trainer Aaron Tregaskes explains how changing a few things in your life such as exercise, social interaction and breath control can make huge differences to how your body deals with stress.
If you didn’t manage to catch the nutrition webinar last Thursday with our Senior Nutritionist Emily Whitelock, it was recorded for you to watch at your convenience! The main points are summarised and covered below if you want a recap or a quick way to get some nutrition tips as a "cheat sheet" to help keep you on track during this period.
Around halfway through the month of May and we are inching ever so slightly towards the easing of the Circuit Breaker measures. How are you getting on with your #1Month1Goal? With Mother's Day happening over the weekend we would like to acknowledge all the strong women in our community!
Every year, Muslims around the world observe the holy month of Ramadan by fasting from dawn till dusk each day. We’re kept busy with work, school, training, commutes and social interactions, making each day zoom by. This year, many of us are observing Ramadan under lockdown and now that we are halfway through, some of our team members share how they are coping during this period.
The extension of the “Circuit Breaker” measures in Singapore means that we would be spending more time indoors and many of us would be working from home. This can feel like a struggle to many of us who are working towards your health and fitness goals. As you may have known, we have started our #1Month1Goal last week to help every one in our community with achieving their goals this month!
Emily Whitelock is one of the Senior Nutritionists at UFIT. After the not so great news that the Circuit Breaker is being extended it's a good idea to give yourself something positive to focus on and stay fit and healthy over the next few weeks. Here are 9 nutrition tips from Emily to keep you on track.
With the government measures surrounding social distancing and staying home during the Covid-19 pandemic, let us talk about staying on top of your health and fitness goals. The following 5 tips are aimed at giving you your non-negotiables to survive and thrive both physically and mentally during these trying and uncertain times.
Working out at home is something not many people thought about until recently, however many of us now have no other option but to keep up our fitness regimes from the comfort and safety of our own homes. This can cause a number of issues such as lack of equipment, space, and lack of direction.
Following the recent government announcement, it is with great sadness that we have decided to suspend all in person UFIT services for the time being. From Saturday 4 April at 23:59, we will be suspending all services except the UFIT Online Services. All PT appointments and class bookings after this point will be cancelled.
Online coaching isn’t right for everyone, but it can be a great option for a lot of people looking for help and guidance with staying on top of their health and fitness goals. In addition, with the issues facing the world today, and many of us working from home, now might be a great time to switch your training over and start receiving support from an online coach.
Commonly described as a “twisted” or “rolled” ankle, an ankle sprain is an acute injury sustained to the lateral ligaments on the outside of the ankle. While lateral ankle sprains are most common, it is possible to sprain the medial ligaments or inner part of your ankle, but these are much less frequent.
Just a few months ago, the name “COVID-19” would have been completely alien to us. Now, we can hardly get through a day without hearing it on the news, reading about it in the papers or just through someone else’s conversations. With the evolving COVID-19 situation globally, there has been advice from the Ministry of Health to avoid non-essential travel and companies getting their employees to...
History tells us that our ancestors began running millions of years ago. It is a form of locomotion that can get us from A to B in a shorter amount of time than walking. It is one of the most popular and practiced sports worldwide and requires minimal expense and equipment.
Dave Lee, Physiotherapist at UFIT Clinic Orchard and triathlete, gives us insight into the world of triathlon competitions. If you have not heard of the Metasprint Series, they are entry-level events that are risk-free and offer short distances to everyone new to the sport of Triathlon. The MetaSprint Series is a friendly three-race series that welcomes first-timers and experienced athletes to...
Ever experienced bad neck pain after trauma and are unsure if you have a whiplash injury? Fret not, you are not alone! Whiplash is very commonly ignored and passed off as muscle pain and stiffness. UFIT Senior Physiotherapist Gaya Mahendram gives us just the tips to identify, recover and prevent a whiplash injury.
With a rise in activity level from fitness classes, it is not uncommon for physiotherapists to treat a wide range of knee conditions. Owing to the dynamic nature of these activities the stress on the knee joint can predispose one to tendon-related issues in the knee, of which Patella Tendinopathy/Tendonitis is generally the most common.
Let’s be honest, we likely complained at some point about how much room our running shoes take up in our luggage and made a silent promise if we pack them they will get used - which is not always the case! Here are 4 ways for you to get back to your fitness routine after a holiday.
Indulged a little too much over the festive season? Take charge of your health now and join us for the first, and revamped, Clean & Lean Challenge of 2020.
It’s that time of year in January when we all set ourselves those goals and then by March they are all but slung by the wayside and we are back to where we started. In the Health and Fitness industry, January is our busiest month for that very reason, our clients arrive full of hope and ambition and it’s our job to keep them on that road. So how do we do it?