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.

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”

#UR31DayChallenge

Following the success of our first 31 day nutrition challenge and an amazing upgrade to the system, we will be running another challenge during the month of October.

The UR Nutrition System is a great online tool which allows you to easily plan and monitor what you are eating via a simple points system. It allows you to create weekly meal plans which can then be converted into a shopping list making it easier and saving you time when it comes to doing the food shopping.  All of the recipes are easy to prepare, are nutritionally balanced and are super tasty. Continue reading “#UR31DayChallenge”

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”

Delicious Sweet Potato Base Quiche

Over the last couple of weeks I have been sharing on social media some of the delicious (and healthy) food I have been eating – in the interest of full disclosure most of it has been prepared and cooked by my wife Steph who has herself lost 24lb in the last 12 weeks since having our daughter Bella 7 months ago.

I stepped on the scales myself for the first time since the end of October this week and was 9lbs lighter than I was then. I believe this is due to a combination of the very healthy eating and the 10,000 Kettlebell swing challenge we did in December & the 2017 swing marathon we did on New Years Day. Anyway, the truth is, I wasn’t consciously trying to lose weight it just happened as a by-product of the food I have been eating and training I’ve been doing (which is kind of how it should be).scales and tape measure

I have been asked by a number of members to share the recipe for a certain meal that was a real hit and very delicious indeed – the Sweet Potato Based Quiche. So as requested, here is the recipe along with some step by step photos and you never know a video may follow in the near future as well!

Here is the recipe: Continue reading “Delicious Sweet Potato Base Quiche”

How to Survive Christmas With Your Waistline Intact.

Well, its ‘that’ time of year again! From mid October nowadays we are steadily subtly & not so subtly fed images, adverts and articles relating to Christmas and what has become known as the ‘festive season’.

I absolutely LOVE Christmas but can also acknowledge that it can be a minefield for those of us who are somewhat conscious of our weight, waistline and physical appearance. If we are not careful Christmas can become an orgy of eating, drinking and partying that can take until March to recover from!

Below are my 4 simple steps that will help you survive Christmas with your waistline intact and still enjoy the most magical time of the year!

Continue reading “How to Survive Christmas With Your Waistline Intact.”

Failure, Experience & Progression. A Lesson Learnt.

This weeks blog is written by Mark Laybourn, Pilates teacher, Sports massage therapist and member of the Unique Results training team.

I thought I’d pen some words about a recent, and probably by now, well known experience.

As you may know, I was fortunate enough to be placed on a recent Kettlebell Certification Course held here at Unique Results. A course taught by Mark & Tracy Reifkind from the USA. Both extremely knowledgable, professional and passionate about Kettlebell training.
Now, the outcome sadly didn’t go quite according to plan. I won’t bore you with the details as many of you already know them.

As I walked out of the course (and I’ll be brutally honest, I did exactly that. I walked out) my immediate reaction was “I’ve failed in a big way”, “I’ve let people down who put their trust in me” I didn’t want to be there, it wasn’t going well and all I could think of was watching my son play football. I spent the remainder of the weekend doing just that, be it right or wrong. Continue reading “Failure, Experience & Progression. A Lesson Learnt.”

7 Life Lessons from Mauritius (Part 2).

Following on from last weeks post (which has become our most shared and liked Blog of 2016) I am going to finish with the final 3 lessons I will be bringing back from Mauritius with me.

As said previously, things are obviously very different when we return to our ‘normal’ routine but I am going to endeavour to keep up these routines and patterns of behaviour when back at work because I see (and have felt) the huge value in them. As with the previous blog, if any of these points will help you please give them a go or share with friends/family that they may help. Nothing amazing, nothing new, nothing revolutionary just good old fashioned common sense which sometimes slips by the wayside.

Here we go………. Continue reading “7 Life Lessons from Mauritius (Part 2).”