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NICK MITCHELL'S BLOG

UP founder & Amazon bestselling fitness author

Nick's blog has long been a beacon for many personal trainers wanting to gleam knowledge in a field rife with emotion based facts and unregulated fitness gurus. Never one to shy away from a challenge or be coy when faced with bad information, his posts continue to be relevant and informative.

How to Respond to Fitness Haters

Bitter, hateful losers have existed since time immemorial. Up to a point we’ve simply got to suck it up and just consider dealing with them as a part of life. But without question, the dual rise of both social media and victimhood culture, where a small subset of absolute clowns worship the victim and actively […]

How to Tell If Your Trainer Is a Keeper

Being a great trainer is impossible to fake. You don’t have to like your client. In fact, in the unfortunate circumstance when you think your client is a schmuck, it really isn’t the end of the world. “Liking” someone is irrelevant, albeit mildly helpful. What counts is professional pride. You don’t have to like your […]

How to Get Natural Results That Last

Something I wrote a few years ago that always stays true. This picture of Eddie is how his condition has been pretty much every day for the almost nine years that I’ve known him. Too many people neither train nor eat properly and then use the steroid excuse. Natural results are possible, and they last. There’s a […]

New Year’s Resolution? A New Year’s Plan is Better

A word on resolutions – they rarely work as we all know, but optimistic wishful thinking usually outweighs experience at this time of year. Rather than give yourself a resolution, instead formulate a plan, and as we all know plans are best broken down step by step. So if you want to lose 20lbs my […]

Today vs. Tomorrow: When Should I Start Training?

Are you a “start tomorrow” or “start today” kind of person? At this time of year, we’re almost all “start tomorrow”. “I’ll start my diet tomorrow” (or after Christmas) has to be one of the most popular refrains in the world right now! That’s not how we should be living – if something is worth doing, […]

Q&A: How Much Water Do You Drink When You Workout?

How much do you drink when you workout?

Fitness Instagrams: Why You Shouldn’t Believe Everything You See

Comparing yourself to others on social media? Nick Mitchell talks about how life isn’t really what it seems

Nick Mitchell: Find People Who Lift You Up!

Negativity breeds negativity. Here Nick Mitchell explains why it’s important to find people who lift you up.

Nick Mitchell: Why Most of the Online Fitness Community Disgusts Me

Why Most of the Online Fitness Community Disgusts Me

Nick Mitchell’s 4 Nutrition Commandments

Nick’s 4 ‘Nutrition Commandments’ are central to every transformation diet and leading a fit and healthy lifestyle

Nick Mitchell: The Truth About Celebrities’ Body Transformations

Nick Mitchell explains what it really takes to achieve a transformation that Insta-celebs don’t tell you

Nick Mitchell: Are Bodybuilding Personal Trainers Really the Best?

Nick Mitchell has changed his mind that ‘bodybuilding personal trainers are best’ after building his UP empire

The Secret of What Makes a Great Personal Trainer

Nick Mitchell reveals what makes a great personal trainer and the culture at UP that has forged the company’s reputation

The Biggest Cardio Myth & How to Do It Right

Nick Mitchell explains the biggest myth about cardio and 6 tips to follow to get your cardio right

What You Need to Know About Celebrity Trainers

Nick Mitchell talks about the truth you need to know about chasing the ‘celebrity trainers’

Nick Mitchell: The Importance of Teamwork

Nick Mitchell lauds the teamwork that went into the best-seller Principles of Muscle Building Program Design

Nick Mitchell: Ladies! You Should Lift More Like Men!

Nick Mitchell explains why women need to train more like men in the weights room

How to Find the Right Gym for You

Nick Mitchell describes why some gyms are built for getting results and other simply aren’t

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