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.

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).”

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.”

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”

Happy New Year From The UR Team!

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!”

Gamma Radiation, Bat-copters & The Origins of Unique Results.

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.”