In the first week of January, it's normal to see people flock to gyms with a New Year’s resolution to lose weight, build muscle, and get in shape. So as you look forward to 2019, Tom Imanishi has given you 3 simple tips to setting those goals for 2019 and how to stick to them.
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...
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?
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...
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.
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.
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.
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...
Our brand new Personal Training studio on the mezzanine level of our CrossFit Tanjong Pagar gym is open for business! This private oasis in the middle of the CBD allows clients to feel part of the welcoming, vibrant CrossFit community downstairs, yet provides a quieter, dedicated area to focus in and smash their goals with their Personal Trainer.
Andrew Robertson took on a 100 day weight-loss challenge on the advice of his UFIT Amoy St trainer Lawrence Cartwright. Over that time Robbo had to cut alcohol for 100 days, send Lawrence photos of every meal he ate, and make huge changes to his diet. Lawrence also suggested he go public on Facebook over those 100 days for extra motivation.
There is nothing more exciting than putting all your great training effort into a race event or competition with your UFIT friends! Seeing those familiar faces at the start line and racing as a sea of red together is one of the most motivating and satisfying ways to get you to the finish as quickly as possible!
Many of us know the awesome Heidi Makinen, either from her podium running victories or as she cross-trains her way around UFIT - at one-north where she strength trains with Stephen Greenan, at Fort Canning where she RunFits with Maire, at UFIT Orchard where she PTs with Tsvety - or gets Rolfed by Maria at the UFIT Clinic.
Evy Theunis lost 6.73% body fat in the UFIT Clean & Lean Challenge 15 - and was the female runner-up in the Challenge.
UFIT recently formed a collaboration with THE FRY GROUP - who provide tax-led financial advice for British expats in Singapore - and won the International Adviser Best Practice Awards Singapore 2016 by Best Adviser. They're inviting all UFIT clients to meet them and attend their highly informative Tax Tips Seminars at the end of June.
One fool-proof way to keep yourself engaged with your workout is to pair up with someone! Just imagine…it’s 5.30am, it’s dark outside and there’s a light rain pattering against the window. All you want to do is stay lying in your comfortable bed, roll over and go back to sleep. But you’ve promised your friend you’ll join them at that new bootcamp this morning. You can’t let them down, can you?...
In August 2015, someone made a comment to me which has changed my outlook on training ever since. Up until that point, fitness to me was something I did for fun but with the goals purely being to lose fat, get leaner and just be generally all round fit but with no real performance goals. As a result of this comment, I decided to investigate powerlifting.
Our amazing dynamic duo Mike Thornton and Trine Kaehler took on the Clean & Lean Challenge as a couple to give each other the motivation to stick to the program and avoid any temptations. Hear more about their journey of the four weeks right here.
About me: Trampoline Performance Coach and retired Army Captain. Former National Level trampoline competitor in the UK and Billy all sports, 31 years young.