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.
Let’s be honest, we likely complained at some point about how much room our running shoes take up in our luggage and made a silent promise if we pack them they will get used - which is not always the case! Here are 4 ways for you to get back to your fitness routine after a holiday.
At this time of the year, most of you are either travelling or are flying back home to ring in the new year with your family and friends. Here are 5 Health and Wellness tips for the holidays that will hopefully help you have a great holiday season and come back more refreshed than ever!
Are you an expecting mother thinking if you should exercise during your pregnancy? We all know that exercise during pregnancy is not a bad thing, and could in fact be beneficial for the expecting mother. Here are 3 workouts you can do at home while pregnant.
Alison MacDougall was never a big fan of exercise. She always said she wasn’t interested and it just wasn’t for her, after all, she’s not sporty and athletic and the general perception is that “gyms are only for the fit?”
The answer to this question, as with most things training and fitness-related is - it all depends. Most avid fit-fans would set reminders to not forget their super breathable training wear, yoga mats and protein shakers when going away for the summer (I’m looking at you, readers of the blog). I’d suggest we take a moment to think it through before all the sun, sand and fun commences.
The festive season comes around and your inner Energizer Bunny starts to worry as you are headed to a different part of the world, either for vacation or visiting your family - all without the familiarity of your usual gym!
In the previous blog we spoke about exercising for the expecting mother, this time round we had another chat with Tsvety Ivanova, personal trainer at UFIT Orchard on what women can do to get back into training once they have given birth.
Pregnant women are traditionally advised to reduce levels of physical exertion as they are worried that there might be concerns that exercise could affect pregnancy outcomes negatively. However, exercise during pregnancy is not a bad thing, and could in fact be beneficial for the expecting mother. We had a chat with Tsvety Ivanova, personal trainer at UFIT Orchard for her advice on exercise...
We are excited to announce the revamped Small Group Training Sessions at UFIT one-north. The sessions will run during lunch time from Monday to Friday at 12-1pm and on Saturday mornings at 9-10am. Each session has a different emphasis to ensure you are hitting all your training goals. Whether you are looking to improve your strength and learn correct lifting techniques or get your blood...
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...
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.
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.
In May 2017 James Metcalfe slipped in his condo carpark and shattered his elbow. It needed surgery and for two whole weeks he couldn't move his arm at all. He sought help from UFIT Clinic physio Paul Doohan - and fast forward six months does Personal Training with Melanie Lim at UFIT Tanjong Pagar three times per week.
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.