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
This is the page where we are supposed to tell you all about ourselves. Sure, we could easily scribble something here that would read exactly the same as the handful of leading London personal training businesses who see themselves as our competitors. You know the drill – “we are a team of the best personal trainers in London. We have numerous top flight qualifications, and will help you lose fat / tone up / look like Brad Pitt / move like Lara Croft…”. But if some other personal trainer can write that, what good does it do you in educating yourself as to why Ultimate Performance represents a different fitness paradigm.
You want the lowdown on what we stand for, and why and how that will benefit you. What you don’t need is to read self indulgent, self congratulatory backslapping about how great we are.
Ultimate Performance was founded for one simple reason – to create and execute the most effective consultative health and fitness model in the personal training industry. This is the part where our passion bubbles over, and we can leave behind the analytical pragmatism and proven science that we apply to other facets of the business. Quite simply we are evangelical in our dedication and enthusiasm to constantly improve our offering, and remain at the forefront of the forward thinking, real world application of all aspects of physical conditioning. We eat, sleep and breathe health and fitness, are on call 24/7, travel all over the world to learn from the best in their fields, and it shows in the spectacular results we achieve for our clients and for ourselves. We are unique in that we both talk the talk, and walk the walk – armchair experts abound, but you will find that we are top athletes (in some case world class) as well as academically tested coaches and trainers. After all if you can’t train yourself who can you train?
Ultimate Performance was formed by individuals who in the past would train people for free in their spare time, such was their fascination with improving the human body. The fulfillment we feel from helping someone achieve their goals, be they an elite athlete or a middle aged housewife, is what drives us constantly forward. We believe that anyone can effect positive change if they put their mind to it, and we will move heaven and earth to ensure that each and every person who enters our premises leaves a happier, more confident, and healthier person.
The other areas of this website stand for themselves as to why we are different (and dare we say better) and how we understand our clients’ many and varied needs, so this is the area where we set aside some time for you to understand us. If we can communicate our passion then we have shown you one of the biggest and most important traits you should be looking for in a personal trainer. And if you’re still not sure about that energy and it’s power to achieve goals, come meet us and you’ll be left with no doubt.
Ultimate Performance was founded on the belief that excellence and achievement don’t happen by accident, but through the rigourous application of intelligent process and what we like to term “educated effort”. Our goals are very simple – to help our clients achieve their dreams through the highest level of personal training and overall fitness coaching. For us, nothing else counts, and our business is run as a direct reflection of that singular aim.
Our clients trust us to get them where they want to go in the shortest space of time, and in the most enjoyable manner. We have a method and a model behind everything that we do, and constantly adapt and tweak that to each unique individual’s different circumstances, physical make up, and goals. Our passion and commitment to sustained excellence has helped us to be acknowledged as some of the very best personal trainers in our home market of London, and that isn’t an accolade that happens by accident. Not with us will you ever find the latest health fad and exercise gimmick – there are no power plates in our programmes! We want what works for our clients – if something is effective we keep it, if not we discard it immediately.
To be the best personal training business requires constant dedication and commitment to our own continued education, and as such you will find that we are informed and qualified in almost every aspect of the global fitness lifestyle. We provide fully qualified advice from trainers and coaches who have all studied with leading organizations such as the NSCA, ACSM, Australian Sports Institute, the Poliquin Institute, and our own UP Education teaching team. These world class academic credentials are backed up by real world experience of training real people to achieve often famous results. We have assembled our own dream team of trainers, who can be called upon to collectively advise any one client on his / her particular needs.
A brief glance at what others have had to say about the UP way can be found here.