Nick Mitchell was recommended to me by Men's Health magazine as the best personal trainer in the UK to get me cover model ready, and after only 5 minutes with him I understood why. He is a fantastic person to help get anyone into the best shape of their lives and his knowledge of the human body blows me away!
I rely on UP ahead of big photo shoots to always help me be in the kind of physical shape that the clients demand. In my industry we must always be as close to perfection as possible and no one understands the way to fine tune a woman’s body like them!
Zoe Duchesne, Victoria’s Secrets model
Nick Mitchell is the best personal trainer that Europe has to offer. His depth of experience keeps him at the forefront of the industry and I have no hesitation in referring anyone visiting the UK to be trained under his watchful experienced eye.
Charles Poliquin, Strength Coach of Olympic medalists and athletes from the NHL and NFL
The fact that my forty-year old frame graced the cover of Men’s Health is down to Nick Mitchell's encyclopaedic knowledge and no-nonsense training techniques. He’s the go-to guy if you want results.
Wesley Doyle, Fitness Editor - Men's Health UK
Training with Nick was great fun and very rewarding. His enthusiasm and passion inspire me and I cannot recommend him highly enough.
Misha Farska, Leading Fashion Model
On my trips to London I have found Sav and the Ultimate Performance team to be the only guys in Europe who can give me what I need – a great place to train, fantastic cutting edge advice, and an insight into competitive sports that only comes from years of coaching experience at the highest level.
Ronnie Coleman, 8 Time Mr Olympia
World Class personal training guaranteed to get unparalleled results
Ben Price, Leading Man (Coronation Street, Footballers Wives)
In my assault to reach the British Heavyweight boxing title and beyond there is only man I could turn to give me the extra strength, speed and conditioning necessary to step up to the big league. Nick’s coaching is scientific, extremely challenging, and the results speak for themselves!
Larry “The War Machine” Olubamiwo, Top British Heavyweight Boxer
"I was recommended I look up Nick Mitchell before arriving in the UK from Australia. His knowledge is second to none and is proving extremely useful in getting through another demanding Super League season."
Craig Fitzgibbon, Australian National Rugby League Team
It is thanks to Nick Mitchell’s expertise, understanding and patience, that I am healthier, fitter and leaner than I was 10 years ago. He taught me that it’s not enough to love the body we’re in but to respect it too.
Sassy Wilde, Producer & TV Presenter
I have worked with Kosta for many years and the best compliment I can pay to him is that at the end of our professional partnership we became friends. He is constantly challenging me with through new ideas, care and excellent interpersonal skills.
Christian Lattanzio, England National Football Team / Manchester City Football Club Technical Coordinator
Nick Mitchell is a pleasure to work with. Not only is he full of knowledge but he puts it over in a way that is understandable and practical for everyday people. He obviously has a real passion for everything muscle and fitness and his training methods and the gym atmosphere portrays this.
Men’s Fitness UK
Thanks to Ultimate Performance my filming of the BBC TV show "Hustle" went incredibly well and the producers were overjoyed with the outcome
Chook Sibtain, Actor
Anyone who trains at Ultimate Performance can be assured of some proper training, which requires effort to reach their goals and not fobbed off with a watered down session and a gossip as with every other personal training gym I have seen!!!
Dave “Bulldog” Beattie, World Powerlifting Champion, Trainer of Strongest Man in the World.
I am extremely lucky to of had such a wonderful and respected teacher as Kostas Stavrev to help with all my physical requirements. He is a fantastic source of encouragement; is intelligent, detailed and motivating and I continually seek his advice and expertise on all athletic issues.
Perry Suckling, Tottenham Hotspur Goalkeeping Coach
We recognise that each of our clients is a unique individual, with very specific needs and goals, and because of this we make the extra effort of adapting each and every programme in a bespoke, highly personalised fashion. You will find no “one size fits all” approach here, and careful and precise attention is paid to every nuance of a holistic, all encompassing plan that can include everything from exercise and nutrition, to prehabilitation (the friendlier cousin of rehabilitation – treatment that prevents rehab!), advanced massage and flexibility systems such as Active Release Techniques and PNF stretching, through to the core stability training and mental relaxation protocols in pilates and yoga. Because we are the biggest specialist personal training team in London even the personal trainer we select for you is chosen based on the right skill set and personality match (to get the best out of you), not by who may be available at the time.
We have a tried and tested model for assessing all of our clients’ requirements, and we spend an unprecedented amount of time in learning what are the key drivers to motivate and enrich each person as they continue to improve their fitness and overall well being. This way we are best placed to give the right advice, at the right time, and in the right manner no matter what your goal.
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When we first came up with a focused training programme designed specifically for football (or soccer players if you read this in American) many people couldn’t understand why. After all, we are strength and conditioning specialists, and soccer isn’t about either of those qualities is it. Erm, yes, we think you will find that it is.
As the big day approaches every bride and her entourage has a thousand things to deal with – organising the hen night, attending the bridal shower, making sure that the men do strictly as they are told and nothing more, and of course fitting perfectly into dresses and being in absolute tip top shape for the photos and videos that will be emailed and data streamed across the world to be passed down from generation to generation.
We don’t do taster or one-off personal training sessions, it’s not how we work as it doesn’t give the full scope and benefit of our coaching services. However for those of you who want to buy a small package of exercise and nutritional coaching sessions as a special gift, then look no further as this makes a unique present that has benefits for everyone from the gym bunny to the couch potato!
Active Release Techniques, otherwise known as ART, is the rehabilitation treatment of choice within the NFl in the USA. We are the foremost advocates of this practice amongst the personal training community in the UK and in short nothing can strip down the tight muscles and adhesions that cause painful sore soft tissue injuries. Typically just one to three thirty minute ART treatments do the trick.
The most iconic coach in strength & conditioning, Charles Poliquin, says that we are the best gym for strength training in London, and that our founder, Nick Mitchell, is one of the very best trainers that Europe has to offer. A team that contains representatives from no less than four Olympic Games surely has something special to offer…
BioSignature Modulation is the quickest way to understand your own way to fat loss as it allows us to understand why you store fat in specific places. This / biosignature modulation is targetted fat loss protocols based on your own unique biochemistry and as such is the fastest way to get in shape and beat stubborn body fat that we know of!
Lots of personal trainers claim to specialise in adding muscle and shape to your physique. Ask yourself who they have worked with and then look at our pedigree. As well as having competitive bodybuilders on our staff we also have advised the absolute best in the world of bodybuilding.