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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
These raspberry and white chocolate crisp crepes pack 30g of protein per serve.
Succulent chicken tenders that melt in your mouth with a crisp, seasoned crumb and lower carbs and fat content
If you want a healthier breakfast or brunch meal, try this guilt- and gluten-free Eggs Benedict.
U.P. trainer Elliott Upton’s hatred of food prep sent him on a quest to find easy and stress-free ways of getting it done. Here’s what he has learned.
Consulting the habits of successful weight loss maintainers gives us an understanding of how we can go about maintaining our weight in even the most dire of circumstances.
As lockdown measures are in full force, our activity levels have plummeted. We need to adjust our diets accordingly, but how? How can we stay on on track with our fitness goals through the COVID-19 pandemic?
While balanced diets are typically enough to provide the nutrients we need day to day, in lockdown situations, we can’t shop as normal – so supplements can be invaluable in plugging that gap.
To achieve the best results, clean eating is a must and without the right nutrition, UP’s transformations would not be UP transformations. The chicken breast is a key ingredient in most clean diets; it’s easy to cook, packed with protein and great value for money but after time, it can soon become a dish you […]
I’ve just finished my eighth week of training at U.P. Manchester and I’m ready for Christmas, I’ll tell you that for free. I’ll let you in on a little secret: meal-prepping is the devil. They don’t tell you quite how much tupperware you’ll go through and how many hours you’ll spend slaving away behind a […]
It’s Boxing Day, you’ve overindulged the day before and you have tons of leftover turkey. Are you sick of chocolate and sweets? Is the only thing you’re craving something nutritious and healthy? Don’t worry, Catherine Tyldesley has the perfect recipe for you! Plus, it uses up all that leftover turkey from Christmas Day — perfect! […]
The Christmas holidays are usually associated with calorie-laden snacks, sweet treats and overindulgence. If you’re heading to a family get-together, you’ll be surrounded by plates of mince pies, slices of cakes and tins of chocolates. Let’s be honest, it’s hard not to be tempted! That’s why we invited Catherine Tyldesley into the U.P. kitchen to share her […]
It’s been four months since I packed my bags and made the move from Hong Kong to Los Angeles with U.P. What a whirlwind it’s been! Moving to a new city, living in the US for the first time ever and managing our first gym in North America has been nothing short of exciting […]
#Instafit – The Most Instagrammed Workouts, Exercises & Muscles Fitness is insanely popular on Instagram, and it’s easy to see why. It’s a great platform to feel inspired by other people’s fitness journeys, see what is possible, and share your own progress. The fitness community is a valuable part of a healthy lifestyle, as being […]
What a transformation it has been for our new Ultimate Performance Cheshire gym over the past 12 weeks! Just three months ago, U.P. Cheshire first opened its doors to clients around Alderley in rural Cheshire, becoming Ultimate Performance’s first ever personal training facility outside a major city centre. As such, U.P. Cheshire gym stands as […]
It’s DONE! The team photoshoot was finished in a flash. Six weeks of all that planning, measuring, tracking, and shrinking…and it was over in a split second! What I was surprised about was that I was nervous getting started! I convinced myself that I felt bloated (cue drama queen), but my morning weight […]