Since the low-fat food guidelines came in at the end of the 1970s, the amount of sugar in processed and commercially produced food increased dramatically. The main reason for this is that when fat is removed from food it doesn’t taste, smell or look as appealing. So as an enhancement sugar was added to foods to make them more edible. Sugar is highly addictive, so products high in sugar sold...
The warm up is a very important part of a run so to make sure that we get it right, our avid runner and Senior Physiotherapist Máire Nic Amhlaoibh is here with some warm-up exercises you can do before you head off for your next run or race!
One of the most commonly-asked questions from clients is what they should eat before a workout. Should they train fasted? How much should they eat? As with everything, the answer depends on the context. What type of training are you doing? What are your goals? What time do you train?
A question I ask many of my athlete clients is, “What do you do for recovery?” Most of which look at me vaguely and reply, "what do you mean by recovery?" This reply is something that both puzzled and frustrates me. How does any athlete expect to run (or train) at high volume and high intensity for weeks on end without getting injured? To be honest it’s a miracle that they are managing to get...
Our daily routine can get extremely hectic in today’s day and age. And as the increasingly demanding society places stress on ourselves, our health and fitness has taken a backseat for many of us, unfortunately. Prior to training with us, Mark Turner put on a lot of weight over the last couple of years, partly due to lifestyle habits in the modern day.
We are delighted to announce that we have completed the acquisition of Savitar, Singapore’s leading tennis coaching and events company. Savitar will be the foundation of UFIT Sports, the latest addition to our holistic health and fitness offering.
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.