Sam explains how she is still in incredible shape months after her 12-week transformation

Ultimate Performance always delivers exceptional results for our clients.  But what happens next? What happens after those famous UP ‘before’ and ‘after’ images are taken? Can these incredible results be sustained when ‘normal’ life resumes? Is there even such thing as ‘normal life’ again after going through a UP transformation? It seems not. Clients who come to UP develop life-long knowledge and skills that enabled them to master their own health, fitness and physique along with a passion and drive …

How I Keep Myself in Excellent Shape Over Christmas and New Year

With just days to Christmas, things are starting to slow down and allow you to get into the festive spirit. Hopefully you can de-stress and reflect on the year that has passed, as well as spend some valuable time with friends and family. As always this time of the year, I will return to the motherland, Sweden, for some much-needed rest and spend some serious quality time with the people I love the most. Christmas is probably the trickiest season to …

What happened when…I went vegan for 7 days

When I began working as the Food Consultant for Ultimate Performance, I was something of a ‘flexitarian’. I had flitted from being a full-time vegetarian, to surviving on Iberico ham in Spain for five weeks. But finally, I settled on eating predominantly plant-based meals with the occasional serving of meat at special occasions. Before taking the job, I was a full-time chef, and so I was surrounded by meat a lot of the time. I had made the decision to eat less …

5 Detox Drinks to Beat the Bulge

We’ve all been there. When your cheat meal turns into a cheat weekend. When you had a few too many drinks the night before, or you’ve eaten enough Sunday lunch to feed a family of 4.  Whatever it is, if you feel like you need to give your body a break, we’ve put together some drinks to get you started. What do we mean by a detox drink? A detox drink should contain ingredients that promote one or more of …

The Ultimate Post-Workout Chocolate Orange Energy Balls

These delicious energy balls are antioxidant-rich and high in fibre, satisfying your sweet tooth while making a great post workout snack. This recipe will take less than five minutes to prepare and then your energy balls can be stored in the fridge or freezer for an easy, on-the-go snack. You can make so many different varieties of these balls, but chocolate orange is my personal favourite. Dates are very high in fibre, so despite the fact that they are high in natural sugars, …

How to Fight Christmas Cravings and Win: Nick Mitchell

How To Fight Cravings! Christmas is coming, and the goose isn’t necessarily the only thing that’s getting fat. We are beset with temptations and indulgences on all sides, be it the office party, festive drinks with friends, or family blow outs. For anybody seeking to maintain or get in shape, this can be an incredibly challenging time of the year and one where any craving can be far too readily indulged. Whenever I encounter the need to fight cravings I always take …