Sleep, hydration, nutrition and stress are all huge factors that make or break a health and fitness regime and every fitness enthusiast needs to understand where they sit on the balancing scales. Nathan Williams, Personal Trainer at UFIT Orchard tells us how recovery work can be the best thing for our fitness.
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.
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...
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.
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 first met Christian Dally one year ago when he was over 98kg and about to start the UFIT Clean & Lean Challenge. He won after losing 9% body fat, and a year later is totally ripped, super fit, his mind is sharper and he's never felt better in his life. We all think he's totally awesome.
ROB lost a staggering 11.4kg AND 7.2% body fat in the last UFIT Clean & Lean Challenge AND TOLD US:
He shared his experience with us some more:
1. WHAT MADE YOU DECIDE TO DO THE...
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.
Previous Clean & Lean Challenge participants Scott and Sheri Green decided to treat their bodies after Christmas and kick off the new year with the some Clean & Leaning. It was totally worth it - Scott lost nearly 5% body fat and 7kg in the four weeks, and Sheri lost nearly 6% body fat and almost 4kg. They now share with us, after doing the UFIT Clean & Lean Challenge four times - how they...
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.
When we travel or have overseas visitors we can fall off the bandwagon with healthy eating. But by being realistic and planning we can have fun - and stay relatively healthy. UFIT Head of Nutrition Wendy Riddell tells us how with five easy tips...
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.
About me: Trampoline Performance Coach and retired Army Captain. Former National Level trampoline competitor in the UK and Billy all sports, 31 years young.