What Makes Us A Little Different?

This blog has been written by James St Pierre, Owner and Personal Trainer at Unique Results.

Here’s a question I get asked regularly by many people, what makes Unique Results different to other, regular ‘gyms’? Chelmsford and the surrounding area are littered with gyms, health clubs and fitness centres it’s essential to offer something a little different in order to stand out. I feel we do that in many ways and I’m proud of the community that has evolved over the years we have been in existence. So, if anyone asks you, one of our members, why Unique Results is so different, you now have not one but 10 answers. If you like the sound of what we’re about, please check out http://www.uniqueresults.co.uk. We’d love to meet you for a coffee and chat.Pub quiz pic

 

1. We have a small capped membership of 200 (most chain gyms & health clubs have thousands)

 

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2. We have no membership cards or turnstiles.  We know every member by name.

 

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3. We provide coaching through all of our sessions and classes so you’re never left on your own wondering what to do.

 

 

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4. We specialise in working with people over 50 who are not used to exercise.  There is no judgement and safety and effectiveness are our main priorities (as well as having fun).

 

 

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5. Our members know and like each other.  We even go on annual ski holidays and walking weekends together.

 

 

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6. Our training is more mature, experienced and qualified to work with older adults and those with medical conditions and to prevent injuries.  We also work closely with our in-house physiotherapists.

 

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7. We are a community of like minded people who have become friends.  We lift each other up and support one another. There are no cliques here.

 

 

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8. We are Chelmsford’s longest established independent training space (13 years).  We’ve helped hundreds of local, everyday people FEEL healthy, LOOK healthy and BE healthy.

 

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9. We only accept a maximum of five new members a month so we can really look after them and keep our standard of care at the highest level for our existing, loyal members.

 

 

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10. We don’t blare out loud dance music or have neon flashing lights in dark rooms.  We are a space for you to learn to move better and get stronger in an educated but fun way.  We are not a nightclub.

4 Biscuits, 0 Biscuits or 2 Biscuits? You Decide

This blog has been written by James St Pierre, Owner and Personal Trainer here at Unique Results.

I had a great conversation with one of our brilliant members last week around habits, lifestyle and the conflicting approaches of ‘abstinence’ vs ‘moderation’. It was really impactful for me (and hopefully them) and I wanted to share with you some of the main points of the discussion as I know it will be of help to many of you – or may at least resonate with some of your challenges. Continue reading “4 Biscuits, 0 Biscuits or 2 Biscuits? You Decide”

Silver Strength

This blog has been written by Mark Laybourn, Personal Trainer here at Unique Results.

Strength training as we age. Any good? Keeping a positive mind and staying active, good idea? Quality of life. Surely a priority for us all, correct?

Whether it’s enjoying an interest of any subject, or more special, quality family time (maybe with grandchildren, if you’re at that stage in life). Memories for all, so important in an ever changing, fast paced world.

Maybe its an upcoming holiday or an important family event that you’re really looking forward to. Staying healthy to be able to enjoy it to the full must be a priority. Continue reading “Silver Strength”

Unique Results – 12 years on (and what that means for you).

1stAugust 2019 marks 12 years in business for Unique Results (Chelmsford’s longest established independent training studio/gym).

In that time we’ve seen a lot of changes within the health and fitness industry and also within our town (now City) of Chelmsford. The landscape has changed, the population has increased, the choice of places for people to exercise and train has increased substantially and at the same time so (it would seem) has confusion around what is the best way to train, eat and live to lead a healthy, strong, energetic and vibrant life (and even if there is one ‘best’ way?). Continue reading “Unique Results – 12 years on (and what that means for you).”

Breathe Easy Awareness Week

This blog has been written by Asa Peach, Personal Trainer here at Unique Results Limited.

Breathe Easy awareness week is promoted by the British Lung Foundation and takes place from 17th June to 23rd June this year. The aim of the week is to promote awareness of lung diseases as well as to raise funds for vital research and campaign work the foundation undertakes. The British Lung Foundation concerns itself with respiratory BLF imagehealth problems. The main aim of the foundation is to prevent, treat and cure respiratory diseases. According to statistics provided by the BLF website 10,000 people in the UK are newly diagnosed with a lung disease every week. One in five people have developed asthma, or other Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Diseases. 20,3% of UK deaths are caused by lung diseases according to a poll conducted in 2012. Every five minutes that pass, one person passes away from lung diseases (British Lung Foundation , 2012).

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Diseases (COPD) are long term illnesses caused by obstruction of the airways (bronchi, alveoli). The two main types of COPD are bronchitis and emphysema. Bronchitis is caused by infection of the airways of which causes inflammation of the bronchi. Emphysema is the inflammation of the alveoli (air sacs within the lungs) of which makes it difficult to expel oxygen within the lungs. Cigarette smoking and air pollution are the main cause of COPD’s due to the chemicals of which are inhaled. Cigarette smoke weakens the lining of the lungs as well as obstructing the alveoli through the intake of tar within the cigarette smoke. According to a recent study conducted by cancer research, 19% of the adult population within the United Kingdom smoke cigarettes. Cigarette smoking is also the main leading cause of cancer within the UK (15%) (Cancer Research UK, 2018). Continue reading “Breathe Easy Awareness Week”

Exercise: Fit For Mental Health

This blog has been written by Aimee Kingsbury, friend and member of Unique Results.

We know that physical exercise can be used to really improve the body’s physical health, but did you know that the impact on mental health could be just as great?

1 in 4 people will suffer a mental health problem at some point in their life. This means that even if it isn’t you, it’s highly likely that you’ll know someone who is. It’s important that people seek the help that they need through professionals such as doctors or therapists – but exercise is something else that you can do to help ease the symptoms for yourself, or for someone else. Continue reading “Exercise: Fit For Mental Health”

Why ‘WORKING OUT’ isn’t enough when you’re over 40.

This thing that we do (or thing you may be thinking about starting) –  ‘going to the gym or fitness studio’ is given a casual name by many – ‘working out’.

The approximate 87% of the UK population who are not a member of a gym/health club/fitness studio have a view of the type of exercise that goes on in these places as getting hot, sweaty, red faced, tired and sore – maybe that’s what puts them off as it certainly doesn’t sound very appealing.

In November 2018 I attended the Strongfirst SFL course (which is a 3 day Barbell Certification). At one stage over the 3 days the Master Instructor who was leading the Certification (Fabio Zonin) sat down and gave an important talk – some of which is inspiration for this article.IMG_1074

What follows are lessons I have learned from over 20 years in the health and fitness industry working with everyday people (and on myself) In the last decade I have worked overwhelmingly with everyday people over 40. When you’re in your teens & 20s you’re pretty much bullet proof. Life hasn’t taken a toll. You most likely still live with parents, don’t have children to look after or a career or business to dedicate a healthy (or unhealthy) chunk on your life to.

The following 5 Categories of gym session are targeted towards men & women over 40 specifically, although those in their 20s and 30s would do well to get ahead of the curve and adopt some of these practices early. Continue reading “Why ‘WORKING OUT’ isn’t enough when you’re over 40.”

Diabetes – Prevention, As There Is No Cure!

Today’s blog has been written by Nikki Fischr – Personal Trainer and Admin Manager here at Unique Results.

Every year in June, Diabetes UK run an awareness week to bring to everyones attention the importance of knowing the risks and symptoms of Diabetes and how to reduce the chance of getting the disease.

From figures published for 2017, 3.7 million people have diabetes in the UK.  Yes you did just read that correctly – 3.7 million!!  There is currently no cure.  Around 90% of people have Type 2 diabetes and around 10% of people have Type 1 diabetes.

More people than ever have diabetes.

More people than ever are at risk of Type 2 diabetes.

If nothing changes, more than 5 million people will have diabetes in the UK by 2025. Continue reading “Diabetes – Prevention, As There Is No Cure!”

The Mind Is A Powerful Thing

Today’s blog has been written by Nikki Fischr  – Admin Manager and Personal Trainer here at Unique Results.

My blog is about MINDSET and ties in nicely with our January and February blogs on Goal Setting and Motivation.

So what is MINDSET?

The dictionary definition is – the established set of attitudes held by someone.

There are two main types of mindset – FIXED and GROWTH

Most people have a FIXED mindset and these people believe they are or aren’t good at something, based on their inherent nature, because it’s just who you are.

However, those people in a GROWTH mindset believe anyone can be good at anything, because your abilities are entirely due to your actions. Continue reading “The Mind Is A Powerful Thing”

How To Find Your Drive

Today’s blog has been written by Mark Laybourn – Personal Trainer, Pilates Teacher and Sports Massage Therapist here at Unique Results.

February already! My goodness, it’ll be Christmas soon.

So, I bet you finished last year in a blaze of glory! Knowing Christmas was approaching could possibly have been a reason to keep going. Not to stop any good habits that have materialised throughout 2017.  Because, lets be honest now, we all wanted to sit down on Christmas day and enjoy that all-important festive dinner. And why not, it’s certainly been earned during the past 12 months.

So what now? Continue reading “How To Find Your Drive”