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
We have developed a unique six week fat loss / fat burning workout programme that we promise will produce startling results for you! A big promise yes, but for those of you who are prepared to work hard and follow our advice to the letter then life changing fat loss results can potentially be yours. Grand words we know, but you can check out our fat loss results on this page and throughout the website to see that we can back them up in abundance.
Our Fat Loss Workouts, Diets & Exercises are based on a scientifically proven system that is so effective that it can be tailored to the goals of everyone – from elite athletes looking to rapidly shed off season weight, through to busy business people and parents with young children. It is a plan that aims to deliver maximum results in minimum time.
We have been fine tuning our Meltdown Fat Loss Regime for over fifteen years, and now have perfected it to the point that after 2 weeks of working with you we can tell you almost exactly how much body fat you should drop in the remaining 4 weeks. The system itself is the combined result of our own University research at such institutions as Cambridge University (Pharmacology), studying with the best coaches in the business such as Charles Poliquin, incorporation of the BioSignature Modulation protocols, decades of hands-on, in the trenches gym experience, literally thousands of personal fitness training sessions, and rigourous scrutiny of hundreds of peer reviewed medical research papers. Please note here that we write “body fat”, not body weight, as many clients actually lose fat and gain muscle on this programme. The average fat loss on our plan is 18lbs! In real terms this is a staggering amount and can be a life changing, and is always a life enhancing, experience.
This highly focused Fat Loss programme was devised by Nick Mitchell when he registered that the athletic, lean and let’s face it attractive physiques – on both male and female athletes he trained at the University of London were those who were doing the explosive sports such as sprinting and jumping. These were people who avoided the traditional so called “fat burning” workouts of long distance, slow and steady cardio like the plague. Just think of the long, lean and muscular lines of a sprinter and then contrast that with the stringy, sometimes “skinny fat” look of the long distance runner.
More people go to the gym than ever before, yet they don’t seem to be in better shape. Why?! The fat loss workout programmes you read about in magazines and are taught by run of the mill fitness instructors are often based on out-of-date exercise science and nutrition information.
Sports performance and conditioning science has developed an unprecedented rate since the early 1990s. The latest fat loss research, which Meltdown is based on, means that you lose more fat more rapidly than ever before whilst keeping your hard-earned muscle and overall “tone”.
Spending countless hours on the stationary bike or treadmill isn’t just boring and a drain on your precious free time, but it’s also counterproductive and detrimental to your body both hormonally (so you have less energy, less muscle, and more fat!) and from an injury perspective due to the over use of set movement patterns (repetitive strain).
The precise and highly focused nature of our Fat Burning programme means that you continue to burn calories long after you have left the gym. Traditional workouts burn fat whilst you’re exercising, but as soon as you get off whatever cardio machine you are using your metabolism shifts back down to normal. With the application of tried and scientifically tested systems we can guarantee that your metabolism stays elevated, and you therefore continue to burn body fat, for up to 38 hours after you have finished exercising! One of the things that all our clients comment upon after finishing their first Fat Burning workout is how for hours afterwards they feel as though they are “light on their feet”, “walking on clouds” and often “ravenously hungry”! All fantastic signs that the overall metabolism has been stimulated to a level that they have never experienced before!
Effective resistance training promotes fat loss, yet most trainers and their clients don’t even include it in their programmes. Or if they do it is by incorporating the long past its sell by date method of low weight and high repetitions. Sure, that’s good for developing muscular endurance, but it does very little for fat burning and metabolic shifting. With Meltdown, you will lift weights in such a fashion that you hold onto your muscle (1 lb of muscle equals 50 calories a day – that soon adds up) whilst also stoking your metabolic furnace into overdrive!
To put it as bluntly as possible, these are the facts. The research has no hidden agenda and simply does not lie. The way you are currently being trained for fat loss is probably not only getting you less than satisfactory results, but may actually be causing muscle wastage (which for women equates to less tone and that unsightly “skinny fat” look) and repetitive strain injuries.
As the Meltdown philosophy has evolved it has been refined to the extent that it is now a complete exercise and nutritional methodology that we KNOW will strip body fat off even the slowest metabolism. Such is our reputation in this field that we often get the clients that nobody else wants, those who have been everywhere and tried everything in an increasingly desperate attempt to be in decent shape for the first time in their lives. Have these people who once considered themselves “no hopers” been pleased with their results on the Meltdown programme? Let’s put it this way, only one person has ever asked for their money back (and do please note that we can only give you the keys to fat loss and unlock the door, but we can’t make you walk through it if you are inconsistent and have more excuses than a pregnant nun! We need you to try as hard as we do – radical fat loss is a team effort all the way) and other than that one aberration all our clients are more than happy, they are in fact eager, to give testimonials like this one:
BioSignature is the fastest way to burning fat and get lean because it is individualised for your own unique body fat and hormonal composition. We explain it in further depth in our BioSignature Services page. Suffice to say that every client who enrolls for our Fat Loss / Fat Burning Programme has the opportunity to benefit from this groundbreaking protocol and modulate their exercise, nutrition and supplementation around their own unique hormonal profile!
In addition to the BioSignature readings, the initial assessment consists of a health and fitness questionnaire where we learn not just the hard facts of your previous exercise experience and medical history, but also seek to understand exactly how we can structure our Fat Loss system to best fit around your lifestyle. Remember this is a strict methodology that we tailor in a bespoke fashion to your own unique circumstances.
We also undertake an extensive body composition analysis whereby we calculate body fat percentages and take height / weight / relevant body part measurements.
Structural, postural, and muscular balance testing – where are your weaknesses / strengths and how can they be addressed for a healthy, functional and injury free body
Developed by the one of the world’s best known physical therapists, Gray Cook, this consists of a functional movement screen with the following tests:
We also test you on several key major resistance exercises in order to assess the structural balance of key supporting musculature such as the rotator cuff. This is to ensure the long term integrity of your body’s muscles and soft tissue, keeping you healthy and active, and not on the physio’s table!
You must keep a food diary of exactly what is consumed during a so called “regular” week. This way we can accurately conduct a full scale audit of dietary habits and make positive changes that are particular to how you eat, rather than making sweeping statements that apply generally, but not necessarily to you specifically.
Our Fat Loss / Fat Burning Programmes have very strict nutritional protocols that are made to fit around your own needs and lifestyle, not the other way around! Our clients all receive highly personalised dietary programmes that break down exactly how you should eat for each individual day of your 42 day programme! Why do we go into such minute detail? The answer is simple – we like to be able to accurately tell you what you can expect from your six week commitment to us. We simply do not believe in leaving anything to chance!
Depending upon your exact goals, we also map out a full scale supplementation programme that includes every possible permutation of what food supplements you can take to enhance your progress.
On the basis of the data gathered by our initial consultations we then construct a unique Fat Loss / Fat Burning programme just for you based on the Meltdown principles. This is a six week plan that is designed to evolve as your own conditioning improves and will see you burning fat and stoking up your metabolism right from the very first workout.
We also take into account the information gathered during the physical assessments, and construct a plan that takes into account any pre existing or potential structural / muscular imbalances, addressing weaknesses head on and eliminating them with the application of modern sports science programme design.
You will meet with your personal trainer three times a week for six weeks in order to perform your Meltdown exercises & workouts. In addition we will be asking you to put in a further two to three half hour energy training systems workouts at home or in the gym every week.
We pay extremely close attention to everything that you do when exercising with us, always monitoring your form, your fitness and your progress, and view the “in the gym” part of our service as being a combination of motivator, educator, statistician and task master!
We are very proud of Meltdown’s reputation, and Nick Mitchell will do nothing to compromise his reputation as a fat loss guru. Unlike most personal trainers who will take on any client, no matter how wavering their commitment, we are very particular about who we take on as a client. To this extent there are certain conditions that we demand each client agrees to before embarking on the six week Fat Burning programme.
Make the time to train with us three times a week. We are willing to work at any time of the day or night, and will even open the gym at 4am if you ask us very nicely! There are always legitimate reasons not to exercise, but we will not accept that you can’t find the time for a six week period that is a tiny amount of time in the grand scheme of your life.
Give up alcohol, wheat and processed foods for at least the first 14 days of the Meltdown programme.
Accept that you must follow the 90/10 rule. 90% of what you do from exercise to food intake must be EXACTLY as we tell you. The other 10% we leave to your conscience.
Give 100% effort throughout the programme and maintain a positive approach at all times. Burning Fat isn’t a walk in the park, but if you embrace it wholeheartedly you will have an enjoyable, energising, and wholly rewarding experience.
These are the things that we expect of you. If they sound too challenging, then we are sorry but Meltdown isn’t for you.
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