Let's face it, eating optimally to boost our training is a topic that we have all struggled with over the years. This is not really surprising given the number of conflicting ideas and different schools of thought regarding diet in health and fitness circles.
What is the Reformer? The reformer is a piece of equipment specifically designed for Pilates, where a variety of exercises can be performed. You can be lying down, sitting, kneeling, standing, on your hands and knees just to mention a few.
Many of you might have come across scary nutrition-related headlines on the internet. Similarly, have you put in a seemingly simple nutrition question on Google and then ended up being even more confused than before? UFIT One-North Personal Trainer and Nutritionist Emily Whitelock gives us 5 tips on how to filter through the slew of information you find on the internet!
The return to competitive rugby after my battle through severe knee injuries is a badge of honour I wear with pride. Because of my injury history, one of the most frequent questions I am asked, particularly since the launch of Bondi Vite, is what vitamins I take to help reduce my knee and joint pain? So, in the most laymen way possible, here it is.
There are multiple, millions, a multitude of group exercise classes on offer in Singapore; ranging from Barre, to pole dancing and aerial silks, to the classic gym, body pump, zumba and spinning. However the big difference when you come to a UFIT Outdoor Class is that you get the additional benefit of being out in the open air.
With many races and runs delayed in the current situation, some of us might be thinking of doing a race once they are up, or even doing a virtual run! If you yooking to take on your first half-marathon but unsure on how to get started, UFIT one-north Osteopath Zoe McParlin shares with you 13 tips to tackle your first one!
You might have seen it all around the internet, heard about the hype or even come across it in your city. The Impossible Burger. Impossible what? The Impossible Burger was a product launched in 2016 by Impossible Foods, after years of research to replicate the flavour, smell and nutrition of meat using plants.
Unless you work in a trade job or in the fitness industry, chances are you spend most of your time at work sitting on your desk in front of a screen. Admittedly this is unavoidable, even more so that most of us are working from home now and spending even less time moving.
Racing is back in Singapore!
This year, we've partnered with Run as One Singapore, who have introduced a brand-new running concept that will transform your race experience! Choose to run either 5.6k or 12.9k and race around the beautiful Marina Bay from Friday 23rd October - Sunday 1st November!
Register today and get a 10% discount on any race category and free UFIT credits - use discount...
Chronic back pain has become a world-wide epidemic. This discomfort can cause issues with nearly every aspect of life; exercise, work, driving, and, arguably the most intrusive, sleep. Good quality rest can make a huge impact on your overall health and wellbeing, so it’s crucial to do everything you can to make sure that you get it!
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.
Some of us have experienced stiffness and pain in our necks and lower back, especially from working at home or at the office and spending a majority of the time at our computers and mobile phones. In this article, massage therapist Cassie shares some simple stretching exercises that can help to relieve the tightness in your body. These stretches can be done easily on your bed or just anywhere...