Let’s be honest, it’s not easy to stay on the healthy lifestyle track over the festive period. We’re prone to telling ourselves that we can get back on track in the New Year. However if we can stay somewhat on track, and still enjoy ourselves, it will help us hit the road running in 2019 for a fit and fabulous year.
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.
Why you should be Training strength as an Endurance Athlete
Strength Training is essential if your main sport or type of training is predominantly endurance based. This includes athletes looking for a personal best in their next endurance event whether it be a marathon or cycling event or recreational runners looking to improve running efficiency. Even if you enjoy long distance walks or enjoy...
As our CLEAN & LEAN CHALLENGE 22 approaches, there’s no better chance to learn how to detox sugars and refined carbs, turning to clean, healthy, delicious food that will help you shed unwanted fat and be in the best shape of your life!
For years, I have trained by myself not wanting to train with anyone else for fear that my training sessions wouldn’t be as productive. But I was proved very wrong recently, when after much persistence, I finally agreed to join a friend (also fellow coach at UFIT) for a workout.
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. But the problem is, most of us don’t practice proper sitting postures and worse, don’t take the time to move around or stretch after being inactive for long periods of time.
Singapore is an awesome place for nightlife and drinks. For a lot of people in Singapore, drinking and entertaining is also a huge part of their jobs. But how many of us use this as an excuse? How many actually want to have a short period without alcohol to improve your well-being? How many of us need to drink less? And why aren’t friends and family being more supportive?
When Personal Trainer and Bootcamps Coach Lizzie Wright is not meting out tough (love) training to her clients and trainees at UFIT Singapore, she likes to recharge and unwind by heading to the neighbouring countries in the region to discover the rugged beauty of the mountain terrains.
We all have come across various challenges in our lives, whether it is in work, relationships, or our personal fitness. Sometimes it feels hard to keep on going forward. But our body and mind are amazing instruments, and are capable of greatly exceeding our own expectations – So what can you do to succeed?
Brandon Au is a familiar face at UFIT one-north gym, clocking in a couple of training sessions a week with his colleague Satyadev. From his jovial laughters and easy confidence as he attempts the exercises under the watchful eyes of Personal Trainer Daniel Gregson, you won't be able to tell that just barely a year ago, Brandon can barely do most of the exercises that he's doing today. Brandon...
"If it doesn't challenge you, it won't change you."
The experience of having a baby is an emotional roller coaster ride. From the excitement when you first found out that you are expecting a baby, to the creeping thoughts of what will happen to your body during and after the pregnancy, it is a journey filled with intense trepidation.
You are likely to be sitting at your desk right now while reading this. If that’s the case, then you may very well be aware, or have personally experienced some of the negative effects associated with sitting for long periods in the day. Due to the nature of our work, sitting may a necessary evil – the “desk-bound problem” has been labeled by the media as the “new smoking”. A bit dramatic...
The squat is a common assessment tool that many coaches will use even before designing a training program for you. It is also one of the most popular exercises in your programming, whether it is for strength, weight loss or rehab from injuries.
Whether you remain in Singapore or travel elsewhere for the upcoming holidays, your healthy eating habits needn't go pear-shaped this summer. Take these six healthy tips from UFIT Nutritionist Wendy Riddell on board for a nourished and lean body no matter where you are:
For many Muslims who observe the practice of fasting during the month of the Ramadan, the period is a time for mindful contemplation and detox. Muslims abstain from food and water between sunrise to sundown. While some people lose weight during this period, some put on the pounds from excessive late night binge.
Bea Tang recently achieve the momentous milestone of completing her 1,000th bootcamp session with UFIT! Bea is a familiar face in the UFIT Bootcamps community for the last 5 years, training daily in the lush nature of the Botanic Gardens, or crushing a Metcon session in the “jungle” of CrossFit Bukit Timah.
If you haven’t met him yet, we’re delighted to introduce Will Skinner, who takes over as CEO of UFIT from James Forrester starting from 1st May! After 8 years of leading UFIT, James will be moving back to the UK and continue to work on UFIT’s recruitment and expansion as a shareholder and member of the management team.
Chris is one of the head coaches at the upcoming kids rugby development camp happening from the 9th to 13th April. An affable and soft-spoken man with a fiery beard, Chris is well liked and respected by his young charges. We caught up with him before the camp to ask a few questions!
We continue to work with so many amazing businesses around Singapore that can help you and your family live a healthy and fulfilling life, along with all your training! Here are some health tips and offers from some of the great partners we've worked with this month:
Iron is the essential element for energy production and optimal athletic performance. Did you know that almost half of women in Singapore could be iron-deficient but are unware of it? UFIT’s Head of Nutrition Wendy Riddell was recently surprised to find out she was one of them in an Iron Panel Test.
It's not often you get to go away on holidays and bring your physiotherapist with you. For any underlying issues, muscle soreness or the unexpected injury, having access to a great physio when you need it can be so valuable when you're in a remote location.
Like most boys his age, 13-year-old Jullien Caillol (Jules) is an energetic and active kid. For the last couple of years, he has actively attended twice-weekly training sessions at the UFIT Youth Academy. This is where he trains with coaches Tom and Joe, both highly-qualified youth strength and conditioning coaches, to improve his sports performance and overall fitness and health.
Bootcamp training is an intense mix of strength and cardio exercises designed to work your entire body within one hour. It requires little or no special equipment to get a heart-thumping workout. It is a great community workout that builds camaraderie while challenging your physical and mental limits. The best part is that you get to exercise outdoors in the fresh air amongst nature, where...
Michelle has been a familiar face within the UFIT Bootcamps and personal training community for the last couple of years. In the middle of last year, she suffered an unfortunate accident that ruptured her Achilles tendon and temporarily put her out of training. Initially Michelle could not train and had to relearn the mechanics of how to walk again. This is her story of how she regained her...