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Rheumatoid Arthritis and Strength Training

The Myth of Fat Turning to Muscle

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 […]

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.   […]

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

If you have had any length of time away from training, 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 is […]

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 […]

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