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.
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.
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...
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.
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!
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.
Jacqui Young from Expat Living discover Clean & Lean benefits and how the rapport and community kept her strong and going for the whole four weeks.
Hear it first hand from Patrick who was our Clean & Lean Challenge runner up in January about how he found his experience over the four weeks.
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.
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.
Let's face it, it’s a topic that we have all struggled with over the years which is not really surprising given the number of conflicting ideas available in the busy fitness market we work and play in today!
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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...
Mix up your Christmas dishes this December and try out our latest starter option by our very talented bootcamper Sofi Bon Foster.
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.