Busy travelling or working late and are unable to get in on your workouts? While we may not always have access to a gym or studio we can always work around that to still get our body moving. Try this 15min set of core-focused Pilates exercises to get your body realigned, stretched and strong at the same time. At the same time, they’ll help you unwind and rest your mind after a long day in the...
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.
Vacation season is fast approaching and many of you will be heading to your home country or to a holiday location. Your usual routines will be forgotten temporarily, so what should you do to keep you on track to maintain the benefits of all your hard work throughout the year?
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?”
We 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...
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...
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...