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.
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.”
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”
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!”
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”
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”
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?”