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”
This blog has been written by Mark Laybourn, Personal Trainer here at Unique Results.
We all know movement is important when we are kids but what changes as we age? How should we treat exercise as we age and does that ever change no matter how old you are? Is it really just a number?
From birth we start to move. We start to strengthen our muscles from the head down, looking around, taking in our surroundings, absorbing information from all around, both mentally and physically. Just fell over? “Oh, that hurt, won’t do that again” learn and move on. Continue reading “Is Age Only A Number”
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).”
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”
This blog has been written by Nikki Fischr, Personal Trainer and Admin Manager here at Unique Results.
Nutrition and Hydration Week is an annual event which started back in 2012 (11th – 17th March 2019) with a shared objective to highlight, promote and celebrate improvements in the provision of nutrition and hydration locally, nationally and globally. For more information check out the following website – https://nutritionandhydrationweek.co.uk/
With the event happening this month I thought it would be a good idea to share some information and useful tips to help you improve your own nutrition and hydration. Continue reading “Nutrition & Hydration Week”
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!”
This weeks blog has been written by Mel Anderson.
Traditionally, this is the time of year for people to set themselves new goals, especially those related to health and fitness, and the team at UR are no exception.
In 2017, I used the UR process of goal setting to successfully gain my SMK1 certification and I’d love to share this set of tools with you to help you achieve your own milestones this year.
But first, let’s talk a little about goal setting. What does it really mean and why do so many people get it wrong? Goal setting is the process of deciding what you want to accomplish and devising a plan to achieve it. Following the steps outlined at the end of this blog will prevent the January Resolution becoming the February Disillusioned!
Continue reading “Happy New Year From The UR Team!”
Recently while I was training a member she asked me out of the blue “Why did you set up UR and why do you do what you do?”
I thought this was a bit of a deep, probing question but it turned out she had just started a programme of executive coaching herself and was doing lots of work on her own life in terms of vision, values, mission, goals etc to help her set a course for the next phase of her career. This was a period of self reflection and analysis for her, hence she asked me the question possibly to get some context or perspective for her own ‘homework’.
At the time, I said something like ‘Well, there’s lots of reasons really that go quite deep and probably too much to go into with a quick few second answer’ as we were stretching off towards the end of the session. So, I thought I would put pen to paper (or finger to keyboard) and share my own journey and that of the origins of UR. Continue reading “Gamma Radiation, Bat-copters & The Origins of Unique Results.”
Do you wake up in the morning with muscles feeling tight from the previous days activities, or during the day when performing a task, do you feel your movement is restricted and lacks range?
If this is you then you should consider introducing stretching into your daily routine and if you partake in any type of fitness regime / programme then you should definitely ensure you stretch well before and after exercising. Continue reading “Do You Stretch Everyday?”
Here at Unique Results, we are excited to be hosting two events in October – the Tactical Strength Challenge and the UR Strength Challenge, the latter being our in-house event for members needing a stepping stone to TSC.
The introduction of these challenges has prompted some of our female clients to add strength training to their programs – and they’re loving it! However, many women are still apprehensive about lifting heavy for fear of becoming ‘too bulky’. Continue reading “Strong Women”