10 Ways to Fight Depression with Fitness

Depression is no joke, it’s not something you can simply ‘get over’ or ‘snap out of’ and it can happen to the best of us. It can happen to those who seem to have the world at their feet, to those who are successful, outgoing and the ones who, because you’ve seen their Instagram, you always think are ‘having the time of their life’. For some, they have found a way to fight their depression, whether this is through their own …

5 Ways Being a Mentor Can Help Your PT Career

The personal training industry is a farce. Yes, that’s okay for UP to admit because it’s one of the stand-out motivations for Nick Mitchell setting up the organisation in the first place; there’s too much BS out there. It’s now way too easy for anyone who has had experience in ‘losing a bit of weight’ to then label themselves as a PT or a ‘fitness expert’. All of this nonsense has given the real experts a tarnished reputation and a …

My 12 Month Transformation – Jen

At Ultimate Performance we are famously known for our 12 week transformations which see incredible physical and lifestyle changes made by your every day man and woman. Each transformation however is not just your ‘every day’ before and after, there is always a story and there is always a journey…a journey that the photos will never truly show the challenges each individual goes through. This time we wanted to share one of our most inspirational journey’s from Jen, a very inspirational client. Jen is …

UP Food – Pre-workout Protein Banana Pancake Recipe

With the official start of British Summertime just around the corner it is not an unusual sight to see the commencement of ‘quick fix diets’ and the standard seasonal rush to get into shape. However if you’re reading this, than it is most probably because you’re looking for a flipping good pre-workout recipe to accompany your fitness regime and that is something we like to hear. These can be used to satisfy those cravings for a sweet treat without throwing …

Social Media Manager – Apply Within

Ultimate Performance are on the lookout for an experienced Social Media Manager to lead their online social media platforms. They will be responsible for the social media activity for all six international locations by developing and delivering the current online social strategy. The Social Media Manager will generate, schedule and publish on-brand, authentic content across all social media accounts (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, YouTube) in line with business, brand and content strategies. Curating relevant and engaging content, the Social Media Manager will …

Fitness Tips – 5 Things to Love About Weight Training

Those dreaded weights, the embarrassment of picking up a weight that’s far too heavy and the beefed up body builders waiting for you to get off the machine are all reasons to put you off from weight training – and rightly so too. I get it and I’ve been there myself, I had no clue what to do when it came to weight training so what did I do? I avoided it like the plague. It doesn’t however, HAVE to be that way. Your …