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The best vegetarian protein sources and where to find them

Whether you are a vegetarian or just simply looking to cut down on your meat intake, we have a wide variety of meat-free protein sources and their benefits for you – it will also keep things interesting for your taste buds too!   Eggs Eggs are an amazing source of nutrition, high in protein, selenium, and omega 3s – there are 6g of protein […]

Eating Out and Staying On Track With Your Diet

When social occasions come up, trying to stick to your diet plan can be a worry – especially if you are not prepared. While sometimes it seems like the easiest option just to avoid it, spending time with friends and family and friends is important/ With a little forward planning, you will soon feel at […]

Weight training and meditation – two sides of the same coin.

Meditation and weightlifting – on the surface, they are very much like chalk and cheese.   First impressions of weightlifting are typically that it is all about brute force, aggression and rage – whereas meditation seems easy, calming and still.   However, they are not as different as we might think. In fact, one can have a profoundly positive influence on the other and vice versa.  Ask anyone who is passionate […]

5 Benefits of Weight Training for Coeliacs

Exercise is an essential component to ensure optimal physical and mental well-being for anyone. But this becomes even more important for people who suffer from autoimmune conditions, such as Coeliac Disease (CD).   Coeliac Disease is a lifelong condition that is affected by the consumption of gluten – which is typically found in wheat, barley, and rye. Gluten triggers an immune response in the small intestine […]

Can you exercise with fibromyalgia?

Fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS) is a chronic disorder that causes extreme muscle pain and fatigue all over the body. Many people suffering from the condition find they struggle to exercise as much as they would like to, or at all.   While the pain and fatigue associated with fibromyalgia may make exercise and daily activities difficult, it is crucial to stay physically active.   […]

5 ways to say “no” to “food-pushers”

Sticking to a training and nutrition program can come with various obstacles and challenges. One of the trickiest to negotiate can be dealing with “food pushers”.  If you have a specific health and fitness goal, it can be hard to say “no” to colleagues who bring biscuits to the office, family who bake for you, […]

How To Stick To A Diet For Lasting Body Transformation Results

One of the key components to achieving a successful body transformation is to remove as many of your limiting factors as possible.   These are the obstacles that may come up which could knock you off course.   If you can create a clear and easy path to the end goal, you are far less likely to have trouble getting there.    For some of you reading […]

Is There a Link Between Asthma and Being Overweight?

Studies show that asthma rates are rising faster among people who are overweight. For both adults and children, asthma symptoms and asthma attacks are harder to control if you are overweight or obese and they can be more severe.   A 2018 study in the Journal of Paediatrics found that obese children had a 26-38% increased risk of developing asthma compared to their […]

9 Tips To Beat the Bloat

We have all experienced that feeling of bloating at some point in our lives – for many people it can be a daily occurrence. While bloating can be caused by certain underlying health conditions, most instances are harmless. Even if the causes are benign, feeling bloated can still be an uncomfortable sensation – but with […]

5 Tips On Avoiding Back-To-Gym DOMS

Whether you have been training hard during lockdown, or not at all, your first day back in the gym can be a real shock to the system. ⁣⁣Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness (DOMS) is often felt 24-48 hours post-exercise and causes your muscles to feel more sensitive to touch and stiffer than usual. ⁣⁣We know there […]

Are All Calories Equal?

Consuming fewer calories than you burn, that is your ticket to fat loss, right? Although it is true that any calorie from food supplies a set amount of energy, that doesn’t mean we should totally disregard the nutritional quality of the food we are eating and focus solely on calories in vs calories out. ⁣⁣Our […]

Ramadan: How our Ultimate Performance trainers approach training and nutrition

For many Muslims around the world, Ramadan can be a challenging time when it comes to maintaining good health and fitness.   During the Holy Month, long hours of fasting without food or water followed by hearty Iftar meals with family and friends can make sticking to a training regime and healthy eating habits all the more difficult.   […]

Gemma Atkinson: How To Manage Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) with Diet and Exercise

Polycystic Ovaries Syndrome (PCOS) is one of the most common hormonal problems faced by women  Up to 10% of women are believed to have the condition which can cause irregular periods, weight gain, excessive hair growth, insulin resistance, and is associated with increased risk of diabetes and high cholesterol later in life.  But there are some simple strategies with diet and exercise that […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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