Progress not perfection

It is time for another U Fit Blog from Coach Helen Gribble! We hope you enjoy it and, as always, comment below with any questions or insights! Sometimes the pressure to gain perfection in parts of our lives can become just too much. Before long we're berating ourselves or not getting everything 'Just right'. Take, for example eating healthier. We a...
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Training as a couple

It is time for another U Fit Blog from Coach Helen Gribble! We hope you enjoy it and, as always, comment below with any questions or insights! I had always seen my health and fitness journey as something that was to be done alone, a bit like a lone wolf; my path was my own. When I joined U Fit I wasn't only starting my journey; I was also joining m...
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Learning to lift

It is time for another U Fit Blog from Coach Helen Gribble! We hope you enjoy it and, as always, comment below with any questions or insights!  When I joined U Fit Studio, my knowledge of resistance and strength training was non-existent. The closest I'd come to touching a weight was at a commercial gym, as in touched then ran away! I had alwa...
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Consistency

It is time for another U Fit Blog from Coach Helen Gribble! We hope you enjoy it and, as always, comment below with any questions or insights! When it comes to success with health and fitness there's one word that stands out: Consistency. If we take the word consistency and think of other words that relate to it we get; steadiness, regularity, unit...
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Saliva and chewing

It is time for another U Fit Blog from Coach Helen Gribble! We hope you enjoy it and, as always, comment below with any questions or insights! The process of eating can be something that we don't give much thought to. Bite, chew swallow: the job is done. If we look at it in more details, we can see how elements of this process can affect how our bo...
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Food Diary

It is time for another U Fit Blog from Coach Helen Gribble! We hope you enjoy it and, as always, comment below with any questions or insights! I'd been at U Fit for a few months and had been religiously filling out my food journal. Taking care to get every detail down, making sure I didn't miss a thing. I made sure every meal was noted and captured...
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Salmon

It is time for another U Fit Blog from Coach Helen Gribble! We hope you enjoy it and, as always, comment below with any questions or insights! When it comes to salmon, wild caught salmon, is one of the most nutritionally dense foods on the planet. It has one of the highest omega-3 contents, responsible for reducing inflammation; it is also packed w...
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Food is smart

It is time for another U Fit Blog from Coach Helen Gribble! We hope you enjoy it and, as always, comment below with any questions or insights! Food is smarter than we give it credit for….food is not just food, it's so much more. Yes, it gives us energy and gets us through the day, pushing us through family, work and training. It also initiates a co...
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Salt

It is time for another U Fit Blog from Coach Helen Gribble! We hope you enjoy it and, as always, comment below with any questions or insights! Do you like to salt your food? Maybe while it's cooking? It might even be before you take the first bite of your meal. Sometimes salting food, I'd get more out of habit than necessity. Plenty of foods are na...
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Food prep as a couple

It is time for another U Fit Blog from Coach Helen Gribble! We hope you enjoy it and, as always, comment below with any questions or insights! Every Sunday I would take over the kitchen, pots and pans everywhere…..the kitchen became my territory. My food would always be done for the week, and I was always on top of my food. I was super disciplined ...
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Splurges

It is time for another U Fit Blog from Coach Helen Gribble! We hope you enjoy it and, as always, comment below with any questions or insights! I loved the word splurge. To me, it is was the open door of going crazy and eating myself into oblivion - nom, nom, nom. When I joined U Fit, I was delighted that the idea of treating myself was not off the ...
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Food Rut

It is time for another U Fit Blog from Coach Helen Gribble! We hope you enjoy it and, as always, comment below with any questions or insights! How often do you get stuck in a rut in the kitchen? Each week is a rotation of the foods that you know how to cook. They're easy, they're comfortable, and they're repetitive. Before long it's as predictable ...
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Stopping eating bread

It is time for another U Fit Blog from Coach Helen Gribble! We hope you enjoy it and, as always, comment below with any questions or insights! A piece of toast was always a quick 'go to' for me for snacking…I loved toast, and I mean loved. I had many different variations of toppings, and they would all include at least three slices. It was the ulti...
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Getting a coach vs personal trainer

It is time for another U Fit Blog from Coach Helen Gribble! We hope you enjoy it and, as always, comment below with any questions or insights! When I used to go to my old gym, I would see personal trainers with other members and wonder what they were doing. More often, than not, they would be stood next to the treadmill or cross-trainer giving inst...
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Struggle to maintain

It is time for another U Fit Blog from Coach Helen Gribble! We hope you enjoy it and, as always, comment below with any questions or insights! I had managed to hit my goal dress size at U Fit, and it felt great, it had been a hard road, but it had been worth it. I had expected my challenges to vanish after I hit my goal, the reality was that it was...
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Core

It is time for another U Fit Blog from Coach Helen Gribble! We hope you enjoy it and, as always, comment below with any questions or insights! It's something that is often said around U Fit Studio…engage your core! ☺ What is your core and what is it used for? Your core comprises of different muscle groups: •Rectus abdominis – Front (or abs) section...
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Group Training

It is time for another U Fit Blog from Coach Helen Gribble! We hope you enjoy it and, as always, comment below with any questions or insights! How do you feel about training with others? Do you like the gym to yourself? Or, working out in a metabolic class with others? If working out with others floats your boat draw on each other's energy to push ...
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Copying others

It is time for another U Fit Blog from Coach Helen Gribble! We hope you enjoy it and, as always, comment below with any questions or insights! I had been to a few gyms in my lifetime, muddling my way through exercises that I'd either seen on YouTube or by copying other people in the gym. To be honest, I didn't have a clue what I was doing; I just k...
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Foam Rolling

It is time for another U Fit Blog from Coach Helen Gribble! We hope you enjoy it and, as always, comment below with any questions or insights! How much time do you spend foam rolling before training? Is it a good five minutes, or five seconds? Skipping foam rolling can lead to: Stiffness of the fascia Injury Muscle tightness Decreased flexibility S...
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Takeaways

It is time for another U Fit Blog from Coach Helen Gribble! We hope you enjoy it and, as always, comment below with any questions or insights! Takeaways were a ritual for me, and one that had been part of my life for many years. The ritual would always start at the beginning of the week with a simple thought: "What can I have this Friday?" I would ...
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