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A GYM? A PERSONAL TRAINER? A DIET? They're such inadequate names for what we do and how we help you. It’s so much more. We transform bodies
A GYM? A PERSONAL TRAINER? A DIET? They're such inadequate names for what we do and how we help you. It’s so much more. We transform bodies

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Today we continue the inspirational story of Danielle.

Throughout the year, Danielle will share her amazing story of transformation as she explains how she went from a size 14 to a size 6, changed her mindset, training and nutrition, and lost over 2 stone in weight.


4 March 2016

I was subscribed to U fit’s emails and always read them and found them useful and interesting and still thought about joining every now and then, then one day I got the email advertising the ‘8 week skinny jeans challenge’ and I was jumping for joy, I knew this was what I needed to get back on track. It was all about health, sustainable changes with the added promise of losing two jeans sizes. I signed up immediately.

I remember the first day of the challenge clearly, we were all to meet at the studio for an initial session and instructed to bring a pair of jeans two sizes too small. So I went to outfit and purchased a size 10 pair of jeans I thought I would never get into, embarrassed when I paid for them at the till I made up a story they were for someone else…

I nervously/excitedly arrived at the studio, there was about 20 of us joining the challenge, a wide range of us but all with a strong desire for change. I listened intently to everything the coaches had to say, we were given some nutritional guidelines, not a structured meal plan as I expected but something much more flexible, we also had a target of 7500 steps a day and we were expected to train at the studio a minimum of 3 x a week. We would be given a personalised training programme for this. I noted down all the instructions we were given and off I went on my journey, I was so excited!!

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Here's our latest blog from Coach Helen Gribble. Enjoy!


When I cast my mind back to growing up, the celebrations with my family and friends always centred around food and drink. Whether it was a birthday or passing an exam, it was always a night out that was our way of getting together.

As I grew up, celebrations remained the same; the immediate thought would be what restaurant to book and who to invite. By the time I was an adult, it would be an excuse to get together with friends and family, all events revolved around food.

When I started my journey towards a healthier lifestyle at U Fit, the way that I celebrated and the goals that I wanted did not match as well as I hoped. I found it challenging to find different ways to celebrate without eating or drinking.

When I spoke to my coach, he explained that it was going to take more effort on my part to find other ways of celebrating. I knew that it would involve a conversation with those closest to me to explain. I was nervous that they would not understand and that it would be difficult.

I was surprised that it was easier than I thought, people in my life understood what I wanted to achieve and were willing to work together with me to find solutions. If it meant meeting up to celebrate at home, then that was okay. If it was a cup of coffee and not a cocktail that was also okay.

I still enjoyed, and do now, a night out to celebrate something historical in my life. The difference is now I have a healthy balance with nights in to celebrate too.


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Here's our latest blog from Coach Helen Gribble. Enjoy!


I was never really one to pay attention to calories….I vaguely knew what they were. I didn't care so much about how many I put in my body. Over the years, my lack of concern had put my body into a position where it was unhealthy, and I had to do something about it.

Joining U Fit gave me a chance to learn about food and nutrition and start to understand more about how many calories I was eating.

When my coach and I looked at my food over the whole week, to get a better picture of how much I ate, he saw immediately some changes that I could make. For example, my Saturday night takeaway consisted of a family bucket of chicken and a bottle of wine, for one. He explained that my Saturday night meal alone was around 6000 calories, enough to keep me going for a few days, rather than a few hours. I was shocked, really shocked….It wasn't that I didn't know it was unhealthy for me, I wasn't aware just how unhealthy it was.

With some simple changes, we could make some considerable changes to how many calories I ate during the week. These changes helped me gain back my health and fitness to a level it had never been before.

Today, I still don't count calories, and I'm not checking the back of packets, I'm now just more aware and able to make better choices


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When we think of calcium, we often think of healthy bones and teeth, and yet it does a lot more for us. While it is true that 99% of our calcium is stored in our bones and teeth, it has other functions in our bodies.

Calcium has the following functions:

Regulate heart rhythms.
Aid muscle function.
Regulate blood pressure.
Balance cholesterol levels.
Regulate nerve signals.

While dairy might be the first food source that you think of to find calcium it is available in the following foods:

Green, leafy vegetables.




Pak Choy.

Deficiency in calcium can lead to a loss of bone density, problems with blood clotting, weakness and fatigue.

As you can see from the list, there are more options available than a glass of milk to get calcium into your body.


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Are you someone that likes to chew gum? Do you ever notice that you find yourself more hungry? When are you?

Chewing gum may seem like a stop-gap, a way of avoiding food and having a little taste in your mouth but the reality is that physiologically you are fooling your body into doing the opposite.

By creating more saliva in your mouth, you are sending a message to your digestive system that food is coming its way. Your stomach gets happy, really happy, and does all that it needs to receive the food it thinks is coming its way. Fifteen minutes later and no food. Now your tummy is less happy, in fact, it's lodged an official complaint.

The rumbling you feel is your tummy shouting for the food that you promised, and the result is that you give in to its demands and eat.

While chewing gum may keep bad breath at bay, be aware that it won't fight off hunger and may well leave you eating more than you planned.

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It’s a question that crops up regularly; should I eat brown rice or white?

Why do we reply with Brown every time?

Because, white rice is produced by stripping, or polishing, brown rice. The stripping process does just that; it removes the brown rice of not only its colour but also its nutritional value. If you compare 100 grams of brown and white rice together you would see:

- Brown Rice has 111 calories, 3 grams of protein, 2 grams of fibre.
- White Rice has 130 calories, 2 grams of protein, 0 grams of fibre.

As you can see, white rice has less of everything apart from calories!

Brown rice is also considered a whole grain and is therefore naturally high in vitamin B. However; white rice has no vitamin B source unless it is added.

So, there you go with a quick understanding why we always say brown rice is best.

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Here's our latest blog from Coach Helen Gribble. Enjoy! Sometimes I would find myself with nothing to do. Friends were busy; I couldn't see anything to watch or do. My response would be to gravitate towards the kitchen and the fridge, looking for something to pass the time…food.

It didn't matter if I had just eaten, or was even intending to eat, I needed to find something to pass the time.

Once I joined U Fit, I started to pay attention to my behaviours, work out why I ate the way that I did.
I realised that I had a habit of eating out of boredom, which eating when not even hungry was a way of distracting myself.

I took some time to work out what I needed the distraction from, what I was using food to cover. The reality was that I needed to find more things to fill my time with. I looked at ways to start building on my interests, using these to fill my time instead of food.

Now I gravitate towards the things that keep my brain busy and away from the kitchen cupboards.

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