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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 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 […]

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: 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 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 […]

Why We’re Shouting About Menopause

A significant juncture in a woman’s life with far-reaching implications for physical and mental health, one we are happy to shine a light on.

Menopause: The Lowdown

Understanding what happens during menopause, namely the physiological and psychological processes that occur and how these affect women’s long term health.

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.

Stress: The Silent Killer

Many factors explain poor mental health. One of the most impactful is stress, but how does it affect our physiology? And how can we manage it in the long-term?

6 Strategies for Improving Mental Health

While the causes of mental health issues are complex, these strategies can alleviate the cognitive load many of us bear before it spirals out of control.

An Infectious Diseases Consultant on COVID-19

An infectious diseases consultant and former U.P. client writes about the importance of optimising health to protect against the ravages of COVID-19.

Low Vitamin D and COVID-19: How to Protect Yourself

Over 60% of people have ‘insufficient’ or worse levels of vitamin D in their body, putting them at greater risk of hospitalisation from COVID-19.

An Infectious Diseases Consultant on COVID-19

An infectious diseases consultant and former U.P. client writes about the importance of optimising health to protect against the ravages of COVID-19.

Why Hydration Matters

Hydration is crucial, but that statement alone gives rise to a whole host of questions – the most common of which are answered right here, with sources for every major claim we make.

What’s Your Secret?

I’ve been asked “what’s your secret?” in fitness countless times. For every ask, there is disappointed face when my answer isn’t what they wanted to hear.

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