The question I constantly encounter here in Singapore is, "I have a sore back. Should I come see you, or should I see a doctor first?"
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.
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.
What motivated you to start your UFIT training?
When my daughter was born in January 2016, I weighed over 140kgs and was grossly unfit. I could barely walk without panting and was in such a poor physical state that as she grew up there is no way I would be able to partake in any activities with her.
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?...
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.
Most parents and young athletes know of Tiger Woods. Often, they’ll know about his route into the sport; hitting golf balls by the age of 2 and a half with razor sharp focus. In other words, Tiger was born to play golf, and everything he did was designed to make Tiger the Number 1 golfer in the world, and he achieved his goal.
Why did I not do this sooner?!
There are a lot of fitness/weight loss/exercise challenges out there at the moment. From one week crash diets to extreme exercise regimes, the market is flooded. One glance at Facebook and you're inundated by ads for them. Thing is, most of them are quick fixes. You end up rebounding quickly after, and often, you have very little support.
What made you both sign up to the challenge?
I signed up to challenge myself - as if life on the road wasn’t hard enough! I decided to make a conscious effort to eat and train better. I had also just discovered that I was expecting, so I felt like it was as good a time as any to focus on giving my body the right sort of nutrition. Justin had always supported me in my decisions, so to have him...
Have you ever wanted to know what it's like to experience the UFIT Clean & Lean Challenge? Kelly Latimer joined us for her first taste of the programme last year and documented her first week of whilst busy travelling. If Kelly can fit it into her schedule then you definitely can.
Cauliflower is a vegetable from the family of Cruciferae, which also includes broccoli, cabbage, bok choy, Brussels sprouts, turnip, radish, kale, garden cress, mustard and even wasabi. For many years, it was over-shadowed by the super healthy broccoli, however, now it is the cauliflower’s time to shine!
We all want to eat tasty food and feel satisfied and happy. We want to be healthy, feel energetic, have a lean good looking body, be free of cravings and forget about counting calories. Most of all, we would like to avoid the guilt and the self-hatred feelings over the food consume. Feelings that prevent us from fully enjoying our meal can often lead us to making the wrong food choices.
Sugar is a natural product, found in a variety of natural foods such as fruit, vegetables, grains, legumes and dairy products. It is a nutritional value is that it breaks down quickly and supplies the brain and muscles with instant energy for their function. However, consuming too much sugar will cause us to gain weight. Studies show that the average person consumes around 22 teaspoons of...
We're SO proud to announce that our SHEFIT classes have been awarded the 'Best Outdoor Bootcamps in Singapore’, courtesy of the SHAPE Sports Awards 2017.
Be the better version of you
Christian's journey on UFIT's Clean and Lean Challenge left us in awe of his commitment to the programme and the outstanding results he achieved! We're so proud of you Christian and we look forward to seeing you back this year!
We are really pleased to announce a new partnership with @littlefarms. Little Farms is a specialty retail grocer and online home delivery service that brings in the freshest and highest quality produce, meats, seafood, dairy, grocery items and more from Australia and around the world. We are teaming up with them to deliver loads of recipe ideas, video content and Clean and Lean specific...
The year is drawing to a close, but our bootcampers continue to show and motivate us week on week. It's amazing to have so many people join us on a weekly basis, and we always like to show our appreciation by awarding key members of the community for their outstanding efforts over the course of each month.
The first part of this article detailed some training tactics you could use when trying to pack on muscle mass. Part 2 focuses mostly on tactics to work on outside the gym.