all know that travelling can sometimes “get us out” of our healthy routine. Whether it is a vacation or a business trip, planning simple, yet effective strategies beforehand will help you to make the best choices and eat healthy during the time you are away. With everyone looking to travel for the summer, here are 5 useful tips you can refer to for eating and hydration while travelling as...
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.
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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 for...
Fish oil is one of the most common supplements on the market. We see it everywhere, but what is it for? Do we actually need supplementation? UFIT Nutrition Manager Pamela Ibarra gives us the lowdown on fish oil supplementation to help you make an informed decision.
With the upcoming 5km AIA glow run coming up on 25 May and OSIM Sundown Marathon on 1 June, some of you might be contemplating doing your first 5km race. Most people think a 5km race is as simple as popping on your trainers and then going straight into it. For some, it is, for others, it isn’t.
Running has its fair share of benefits, yet it can be a daunting task for someone who is unfamiliar and inexperienced with it. Are you completely new to running? Did you previously run and wish to return to running? Are you scared of injuring yourself? Do you feel anxious joining a club with lots of new members? Do you think you are not good enough to run? If you answered yes to any of these...
You might have seen it all around the internet, heard about the hype or even come across it in your city. The Impossible Burger. Impossible what? The Impossible Burger was a product launched in 2016 by Impossible Foods, after years of research to replicate the flavour, smell and nutrition of meat using plants.
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 pumping...
As we look forward to the Easter Holidays looking to wind down, we are also looking at things we can do to keep the children occupied. As a parent, it can be daunting to find the right activity to keep your kids busy, as sitting with the iPad or climbing the walls out of boredom are not what we want them to do all through the break.
Meet Jules. Having lost 11% body fat and 7.3kg everyone at UFIT who has met him has been inspired by his journey, and the changes he has made to his life, after training with Liam O’Neill (@Lrj_oneill), Personal Trainer at Amoy gym and being supported by UFIT Nutrition.
It’s that time of year in January when we all set ourselves those goals and then by March they are all but slung by the wayside and we are back to where we started. In the Health and Fitness industry, January is our busiest month for that very reason, our clients arrive full of hope and ambition and it’s our job to keep them on that road. So how do we do it?
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.
There are multiple, millions, a multitude of group exercise classes on offer in Singapore; ranging from Barre, to pole dancing and aerial silks, to the classic gym, body pump, zumba and spinning. However the big difference when you come to a UFIT Bootcamp is that you get the additional benefit of being out in the open air.
Let’s be honest, it’s not easy to stay on the healthy lifestyle track over the festive period. We’re prone to telling ourselves that we can get back on track in the New Year. However if we can stay somewhat on track, and still enjoy ourselves, it will help us hit the road running in 2019 for a fit and fabulous year.
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.
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...
As our CLEAN & LEAN CHALLENGE 22 approaches, there’s no better chance to learn how to detox sugars and refined carbs, turning to clean, healthy, delicious food that will help you shed unwanted fat and be in the best shape of your life!
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?
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.
We all have come across various challenges in our lives, whether it is in work, relationships, or our personal fitness. Sometimes it feels hard to keep on going forward. But our body and mind are amazing instruments, and are capable of greatly exceeding our own expectations – So what can you do to succeed?