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.

Calorie Restriction – Unpacking The Research

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

Mike Sweeney (the Registered Dietitian who works closely with us) recently shared with me this letter he wrote in response to a client’s questions around calories and the role they play in weight loss and weight maintenance. We know that nutrition is an emotive and confusing subject for many people which is why I liked this response so much and asked to share it with you. Please have a read and if you have any questions around it please talk to one of the team on your next visit. Continue reading “Calorie Restriction – Unpacking The Research”

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”

Is Age Only A Number

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”

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”

Recipe For Success

This blog has been written by Nikki Fischr, Personal Trainer and Admin Manager at Unique Results.

I am sure that at some point in your life you’ve had to make a plan. Whether it was for a holiday, property renovation, big event or work meeting, by having a plan in place I’m sure the preparation went smoothly and the event was a huge success.

The benefits of planning

Planning allows you to be prepared, proactive and less stressed.  You will virtually always get a better final result when planning ahead.   You’ll feel more in control, no more running around not knowing where to turn to, no more split second decisions which may not turn out to be the right ones.

So how many of us use the skills we have of planning when it comes to our health and fitness? Continue reading “Recipe For Success”

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).”

National Simplicity Day: 12th July

Every month the trainers at UR take it in turns to write a blog.  For inspiration I turned to the internet and started searching for important days in July.  Other than my birthday (LOL) I came across National Simplicity Day which falls on the 12th July.

National Simplicity Day is a holiday in honour of Henry David Thoreau who was born on this day in 1817. He was known for many things, one being an advocate for living a life of simplicity and the need for wildness as a tonic for the spirit.  I would think that living in the 1800’s would be simple but in 1845 Thoreau spent 2 years, 2 months and 2 days in a wooden cabin in a forest on the shores of Walden Pond near Concord, Massachusetts.  He saw the experience as an experiment in simple living and kept a daily journal which was later published.

It got me thinking about our lives today, in 2019 and how many of us are not living a simple life. Continue reading “National Simplicity Day: 12th July”

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”