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
Editors Note: this article first appeared on Charles Poliquin’s blog and it is with his kind permission that we reprint it her. It deals in detail with the hugely useful application of the zanagen topical creams put out by the Canadian company Zanagen that we use extensively at our London personal training gyms. In [...]
Why I Use Poliquin Supplements By Nick Mitchell Poliquin supplements are a staple of our London personal training practice. Despite there being literally thousands of other companies to choose from, many of whom would allow us a substantially higher mark up and profit, I estimate that over 95% of what we stock on our shelves [...]
The following is an article on resveratrol supplements that was orginally published on the fantastic Charles Poliquin website: Of Skinny Mice and Men: The Resveratrol Supplements Story How to lose weight and live longer without getting drunk or starving yourself by Charles Poliquin One of the most popular health tips has been to drink a [...]
Personal Trainer question and answers on fish oil / omega 3s, Poliquin Fenuplex, Poliquin Insulinomics, and Multi-Vitamins: Q: I am very pleased with my progress and have already lost fat very quickly. Should I just keep taking fish oil? Insulinomics? Should I adjust doses in any way? You should definitely keep up with the Poliquin [...]
Nick, I’ve been having a slow-absorb protein shake for intermediate meals. It’s usually pretty easy, but are there alternatives to the shakes (like protein bars)? What should I look for? What would be the worst sort of thing to eat so as not to interrupt my fat loss? Protein bars are vastly inferior to shakes [...]
By Nick Mitchell Nutritional Supplements For Depression I must come clean when it comes to drugs such as anti depressants I have absolutely zero personal experience. I have never been depressed, and God willing I never will. I appreciate that anything that can help people to deal with the dark despair that sometimes proves to [...]
Ultimate immunity enhancement: for a long, healthy and strong life. “We are only as strong as our immunity” AL721 5cc Aloe Vera Juice 20 cc Astragallus 3 cc Bitter Melon 12 oz DHEA 500mg (only if over 40 or you have a cortisol/dhea imbalance determined by an ASI saliva stress test) Folic Acid 400 mg [...]
I often asked by my personal training clients about the best ergogenic aids to boost workout performance. This is a truly massive subject in itself, one to which I have devoted an entire chapter in my upcoming book “Forging the Ultimate Physique”, so today we will just look at two of the main kids on [...]
In the ongoing quest to stay at the top of the coaching field I make it my job to endlessly question and scrutinise every product that may have an impact upon athletic performance and body composition. For years now creatine has been at the top of the pile of safe, naturally occurring ergogenic aids and [...]
These are a sample of some of the most common questions our personal trainers are asked concerning the use of food supplements and their impact upon muscular size and bodybuilding in general. More in depth answers can be gained by contacting us directly or visiting Nick’s blog for his latest views and research on supplements [...]