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
Optimizing Muscular Hypertrophy – A Scientific Perspective I am pretty confident that the majority of strength and conditioning coaches and the better personal trainers are familiar with the two distinct forms of muscular hypertrophy: sarcoplasmic and myofibrillar. In case you are not I will give you a quick rundown before we delve deeper into optimizing [...]
By James White Editor’s note: the title of this article is slightly misleading and I encourage those of you who are interested not necessarily in lifting heavier poundages, but in the optimal health and performance of your body to read this article. There are a few take home gems in this for everybody. Shortcuts [...]
The following article on frequency of training is a series of excerpts Nick Mitchell contributed to a Men’s Health article (July 2011) on the best exercise protocols for differing frequencies of training. Frequency of Training: One workout a week I took a different tack from what MH originally wanted for a one session a week [...]
This article on the one best workout for fat loss and muscle building was originally written by Nick Mitchell for AskMen.com in 2007 a few months after a particularly horrible Charles Poliquin training session… At my London personal training gym we specialise in workouts that will hand your arse to you on a plate. Sweat [...]
The plateau effect occurs in strength training when one can no longer see improvements in their training intensity (as defined by _weight lifted”) or volume. The body cannot adapt to the attempted progression in overload and as a result strength stagnates and improvements in performance and aesthetics cease to occur. From the elite lifter to [...]
Testosterone is a much maligned thing. An excess of it is blamed on all sorts of aggressive, anti social behaviour, and even the poor old prostate unjustly points it’s finger at testosterone for all it’s problems in later life. True, the irrationalities of our youth can sometimes be blamed on a wild excess of testosterone, [...]
I believe in the power of positive thinking. There should be no room in our lives for either negative thoughts or negative people. However, we also need to live in the here and now, and right at this moment in time life can be pretty tough and stressful. We are living in startling times – [...]
How to Look Good Naked Part II : Developing the Glutes This article on glute training was originally written for AskMen.com, however the information is 100% relevant for members of both sexes who want to tone, tighten and develop “winning glutes”! Of course, “winning glutes” may mean different things to different people, so at the [...]
Unfortunately it is all too common to see trainees give up on a set they could have easily finished. Half the problem is allowing negative thoughts into the mind. It is best to remain positive during the set or not to think at all. This article outlines techniques you can use to extend a set [...]
By Nick Mitchell This is the original version of an article that Nick was asked to write for the May 2010 edition of Men’s Health magazine. Let me break this to you gently, science needs to catch up with the reality of real world gym training and physique improvement. Those of us in the trenches [...]