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
Every day without fail my inbox has at least half a dozen personal training queries in it all asking the same thing. Whether it’s from a man or a woman, young or old, one thing that everybody wants is a flat stomach. They want to know what to eat, how to exercise, and more often [...]
This article on getting fit and fat loss at forty first appeared in Men’s Health in 2009. It details the personal training and coaching that Nick Mitchell did with Men’s Health Fitness Editor Wesley Doyle to help him get into the shape of his life and be the first middle aged man ever to grace [...]
5 Bodybuilding Secrets to get you in beach shape in double quick time By Nick Mitchell Bodybuilders often have a hard time of it. Set up as pariahs because of rampant drug usage, and ridiculed for their ridiculous fashion “sense” (genie pants and do rag anyone?!), any man who struts around with the old obligatory [...]
What is the question that I get asked most often? Teenage boys aside, whose obsession with big pecs and biceps are unparalleled, fat loss and lean stomach questions win hands down. If I am perfectly truthful it amazes me that so many people are so confused by a subject upon which countless millions, make that [...]
I’ll start this metabolism myths article off with a rather personal admission. Many of you who are now familiar with my work may consider me something of an expert in the world of body composition and conditioning. Certainly an objective outsider would only have to look at the Ultimate Performance client list and the results [...]
By Nick Mitchell Why don’t you step into my office for a second and give me the truth. As interested as you are in health and fitness, as enjoyable and satisfying as it may be for you to run quickly or lift an impressively heavy weight, the real reason why most of you read my [...]
By Nick Mitchell “If I had a penny for every time..” It’s amazing, every week I have at least two women approach me with a sometimes desperate mix of frustration, resignation and incredulity in their eyes. They don’t eat junk food, they don’t eat after 7pm, they religiously attend 4 cardio classes and at least [...]
Abdominal and midsection personal training advice with top London personal trainer Nick Mitchell: Q: I have a question about the best way to develop my abs and obliques – it’s kind of a new goal that by my 30th birthday in August I could get to the point where I can see them (even slightly [...]
A selection of advanced fat loss questions with one of Nick Mitchell’s personal training clients. 1. I’m bound to hit a sticking point and stop dropping body fat at some point, what do you recommend i could do to break through? Just grind through it? Have a few days of higher calories and rest from [...]
A selection of advanced fat loss related answers from Nick Mitchell’s competitive bodybuilding personal training clients. 1. Whats the ‘secret’ behind twice per day training, is it the release of hormones and an increase in metabolic rate? Nick: The more often you train the greater your body’s ability to synthesise protein and turn it into [...]