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
Sorting fact from fiction when it comes to the ever evolving world of nutritional supplements can be a minefield for even the most experienced nutritionist or BioSignature Modulation practitioner. For instance, did you know that many cheaper calcium supplements are ineffective at increasing bone density? Moreover, when dealing with issues of female fat loss and health it becomes even more complex as the role of estrogen, and most notably xeno, or foreign, estrogens, becomes more and more of a problem in the increasingly polluted world in which we live.
We are famous, and perhaps even notorious, for being straight with our personal training clients. You don’t come to UP for a spa like experience, you come for results, and we treat you accordingly and won’t shy away from the hard truth where appropriate. However, there are many occasions in dealing with female fat loss and weight loss when being over your ideal weight really is not your fault. Sure, if you are one of our UP clients and you insist that correct dieting is a bowl of Special K at breakfast, a bagel and skinny latte at lunch, and chicken salad at night, and you are not getting the results you hoped for, then it is entirely your fault as you not eating optimally for fat loss and you are ignoring our requests! But if you are controlling your blood sugar, exercising regularly and living a balanced life and the weight still won’t shift then you are in an unlucky, but not insignificant, minority of women who need extra help.
The trouble with women, as any man will tell you, is your hormones. Female hormones are great, they create a “womanly figure” and give you softer skin and a better head of hair, but if they run rampant then thunder thighs and big rear ends are also the order of the day. They also, if left unchecked, cause a lot of the symptoms of PMS, and are prime factor in causing mood fluctuations. Simply put, your liver has to process and detoxify all the estrogen that courses through your body – that is the estrogen that you produce as well as all the estrogen that comes with our environment (this latter point has reached such elevated levels that is the reason why young girls reach puberty so early now). Your liver takes a beating and eventually is unable to deal with all the estrogen, and this can inevitably lead to weight gain in all the wrong places. Good food and smart exercise alone is not enough to detoxify the liver and pull out the bad estrogen, you need the right supplementation to really be effective.
There are also the alarming number of women who have sluggish thyroid output. In fact, latest studies suggest that as many as 90% of all cases of hypothyroidism (low thyroid production) are in women, and a high proportion of these go undiagnosed. Purely from a cosmetic point of view low thyroid production is a massive negative, we estimate that a 1% drop in your thyroid output equals a 6% drop in BMR (Basal Metabolic Rate – how quickly you burn calories). There are a host of reasons why women are more vulnerable to thyroid issues than men, the most obvious being that estrogen partially blocks the efficiency of thyroid hormone. It is a sad fact that often in our personal training practice we can be fairly comfortable in predicting most men’s success or failure in fat loss based on their compliance to our instructions, whereas there are about 15% of females whom we have to dig deeper for because their bodies don’t respond to even the paradigm of a fat loss programme due to impaired thyroid output. These are probably not the words you expected to read on a personal training website aimed at exciting you at the possible changes you can make to your body, but we are known as straight talking non BS operation, and it is crucial that you appreciate that you should not beat yourself up, or even worse simply give up, because you are doing everything right and nothing is happening. Assisting the thyroid via nutritional / nutritional supplementation intervention is more than achievable, and in the odd case where this doesn’t increase it to the levels that are aiming for then we work with world class Functional Medicine experts who can fix the issue the right away, as opposed to the “throw a few drugs at it”, “band-aid” philosophy applied by the general medical community.
These hormonal issues, although not unique to women, are predominantly female issues and the reasoning behind the development of a number of cutting edge nutritional supplements / nutriceuticals, as the health industry develops new and better ways to address increasingly modern diseases and problems. The very best starting solution to identifying whether you would benefit from focused nutritional supplementation is to have a BioSignature Modulation assessment with an experienced practitioner. Please note that you should seek out references and case studies when thinking of working with anyone practicing BioSignature, as unfortunately, despite ongoing improvements in teaching methodology, we have noticed a massive slipping in standards as BioSignature itself has gained in popularity and it’s radical efficacy has been picked up by the public at large.
We have a full list of female focused supplements in our store, but as a guide for you here are ten of the most effective supplements we stock that are ideal for female fat loss and health.
Fiber to help draw out xeno estrogens from the body. We include a number of fiber products here as they are vital to effective female fat loss and their use should be rotated every 8 days in order to prevent intolerances.
Fiber to help draw out xeno estrogens from the body.
An essential estrogen detoxifier. Read much more in the following article.
Found in broccoli and broccoli sprouts, activates the body’s natural detoxification and antioxidant enzymes, protecting cells from free radical damage. Specifically helps to detoxify E4 and E16 estrogens.
An estrogenic modulating medical grade protein powder that does amazing things for leaning up fat thighs and hamstrings!
Support for healthy cellular aging in females
Lipotropic Excellence is a specialized liver formula that provides nutrients involved in fat metabolism and support of healthy blood lipids; as well as herbs that support bile flow and healthy liver function.
Takes the guesswork out of selecting the right vitamins, minerals and essential fats for pregnant and nursing mothers.
Selecting RIGHT bone building supplement is absolutely essential, especially as woman approaches / reaches menopause. You can learn more in this Charles Poliquin article.