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4 things science says about sleep for better fat loss, hunger control and gym performance

What if we told you there was a supplement that could help you lose fat more effectively, better control your appetite, maintain muscle mass and improve your performance in the gym?   You would think that it’s too good to be true, right?   Well, actually there is something that can help you do all this, and more – […]

Gemma Atkinson: How Carbs Can Help Fight Your Cravings

Everything you thought you knew about carbs is wrong! Carbs are not ‘evil’. Carbs can actually be an integral part of a healthy diet, and help fight your cravings – if you learn how to use them correctly. Ultimate Performance personal trainer Elliott Upton explains to Gemma Atkinson the reason why we get the vast […]

Gemma Atkinson: How Food Can Affect Your Mood

Times are tough for so many people right now.  Many of the things that give us meaning, joy and connection in life are on hold, and this can have an impact on our mood and sense of wellbeing.   But there are still things within our control that can help support our mood and mental health through even the most challenging times – the […]

6 Steps You Can Take Today to Go from Couch Potato to Crushing it in the Gym

Life has been tough for everyone over the past 12 months during the coronavirus pandemic.  Normal life was suspended, fitness goals put on hold and healthy diets went out of the window for many of us, and our health and wellbeing may have suffered as a result.   But with a return to normal on the horizon and our Ultimate […]

If The Word ‘Obesity’ Hurts Your Feelings, You Have Two Choices

View this post on Instagram A post shared by Ultimate Performance (@upfitnesslive) Just no. Words do not hurt your body. Your bad habits and decisions hurt your body. Being classified as “obese” might hurt your feelings, but you should see this alleged negative as a positive. You need a kick up the backside to change […]

12 Weeks To Summer

A large part of succeeding at anything in life depends on setting time-appropriate goals that are both short and long-term, specific to the desired outcome, and measurable at each step along the way.  Here at U.P., we use the S.M.A.R.T acronym as a baseline to set goals for both ourselves and our clients.  S – […]

Gemma Atkinson: Why You Can’t Out-Train a Bad Diet

Can you really out-train a bad diet?   This topic came up in a live Instagram chat between Gemma Atkinson and Ultimate Performance personal trainer Elliott Upton.  Here Elliott shares exactly why nourishing your body with the right food is so important to getting results if you want to look your best, feel your best, and […]

Gemma Atkinson: How to fit training around a busy life

Lockdown has been a tough and challenging time for everyone, and many people’s fitness routines have fallen by the wayside.   Gemma Atkinson picked up on this issue during a live Instagram Q&A with Ultimate Performance personal trainer Elliott Upton.   With many people working from home, having to home-school children, and struggling for time, Head of LiveUP Online Coaching Elliott offered some insight […]

How parents and children can deal with lockdown weight gain naturally

The past 12 months of the coronavirus and intermittent lockdowns have been a challenging time for both parents and children, especially with normal routines and patterns of work, learning and play disrupted.  This ‘new normal’ has been hard to adjust to for many families.   The latest lockdown, coming off the back of a typically over-indulgent Christmas period, is likely to have created the […]

How to Get Rid of Stubborn Body Fat

Want to know the truth about “stubborn fat”? It’s not really stubborn fat at all,  you just haven’t committed to the right approach for long enough to get rid of it.  I have heard many clients talk about it over the years, and the exchange often goes a little like this…  Client: “I just want […]

6 Ways to Look After Your Mental Health at Christmas

Christmas is full of joy and celebration for many across the world; however, it can also be very challenging for those already going through difficult times.   If you do find yourself feeling low, anxious or stressed during the festive season, remember that you are not alone.   Here are some things you can do now to be proactive and support your mental wellbeing.   1. Stay in Touch Never underestimate the positive impact of social connection.   We live in a day and […]

How to Stay Active over Christmas: 5 Key Tips

Christmas is the time in the year where people relax, eat and drink more, and exercise goes out the window. But there’s one simple way you can stay healthy, maintain your bodyweight and get yourself in the best position to kick in the New Year – and that’s increasing your daily activity levels.   Although finding ways to make time for […]

The 6 Golden Nutrition Rules You Need to Survive Christmas

Christmas is a time when many people can find their discipline and consistency with nutrition wane.  This can quickly lead to overindulgence with festive food and drink.  The problem lies in the “all or nothing” approach, when, in fact, there is no need to say “no” to everything.   Instead, the main aim around the festive period should be to enjoy everything in […]

Spotting the Signs and Dealing With the Symptoms of Menopause

An overview of what can be done to help control or mitigate the mental and physical health implications at various stages of the menopause.

Sleep, Stress and Supplements with Menopause

Stress management, a consistently good night’s sleep and, if necessary, a supplements plan are vital weapons in a woman’s arsenal to gain control of her experience of menopause.

Overcoming Gym Fear: Training at Home vs. Training in the Gym

A common complaint is that people don’t like going to gyms because they think everyone is looking at them as they train. They aren’t, and here’s why.

Understanding Menopause

Even in 2020, menopause is a taboo subject. So why do we avoid talking about it, when we know it can have a profound effect on the mental and physical health of women worldwide?

Menopause: Supporting Women to Build Life-Long Health

We have helped countless women turn the tide on menopause and discover their power when it comes to creating positive health after the change, here’s how.

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