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Personal Trainer Advice on Protein Absorption

Hi Nick, Now that I am leaving London and heading back to the USA I have a few questions for you. I am determined to keep off all the weight I have lost (editor’s note – over 50lbs! See our new page “fat loss success stories” for the full story, as well as the new […]

The Right Resolutions

It’s that time of year again when thoughts turn to the future and the road ahead is filled with nothing but good intentions. Understandably this is also a very busy period for someone in the personal training industry as we see countless people eagerly bounding through our doors enthusiastically seeking to “drop some fat”, “put […]

The Top Ten Reasons Why Diets Fail

I have an admission to make – the above title is very misleading title as in truth diets don’t ever fail, it’s the people who implement them who come up short. You already know that the key to success isn’t to “diet” at all, rather its to change your bad habits into good ones, so […]

Raw Grip Interview with Nick Mitchell

The following is part of a recent interview that Nick Mitchell gave to the online training journal, Raw Grip. The magazine’s editor was looking for a top personal trainer…fortunately he wasn’t looking for political correctness as well! Its interview time again but this time it’s with the leading London based personal trainer / strength and […]

Can you find me a great Personal Trainer?

It’s a terrible thing to admit but sometimes I am embarrassed to say that I am in the personal training industry. This is a particularly strange and complex feeling for me as I very rarely, if ever, meet anyone who communicates quite the same passion and zeal that I possess for all things related to […]

Top Ten Ways To Motivate Your Workouts

Set Goals This is rather an obvious point but nonetheless one that far too many people choose to ignore. If you set off in your car without having an end destination in mind exactly where would you end up? Most likely it would be nowhere. Set a series of specific milestones and use them to […]

Personal Training Observations: Rants from the Gym Floor

Nick regularly contributes to a section of Men’s Health that deals with personal trainer rants about bad habits. Unsurprisingly he has a lot to say! The following article featured in the in the personal training / fitness section September 2008 Men’s Health magazine. It’s neither big nor clever When Men’s Health asked me to contribute […]

Supplements for Muscular Size and Strength

These are a sample of some of the most common questions our personal trainers are asked concerning the use of food supplements and their impact upon muscular size and bodybuilding in general. More in depth answers can be gained by contacting us directly or visiting Nick’s blog for his latest views and research on supplements […]

Supplements for Health

These are a sample of some of the most common questions our London personal trainers are asked concerning the use of food supplements and their impact upon general health. More in depth answers can be gained by contacting us directly or by visiting our London personal training gym at 44-48 Paul Street, London, EC2A 4LB. […]

Supplements for Fat Loss

These are a sample of some of the most common questions our London personal trainers are asked concerning the use of food supplements and their specific impact upon fat loss. More in depth answers are available to our exclusive clients – contact us to find out more about becoming a part of the Ultimate Performance […]

The Power of Botanicals – Fenugreek

Herbal and botanical remedies have existed since time immemorial and for good reason. Some of the most effective products for maximising health and longevity are to be found in the ancient remedies of China, India and South America, and we in the West ignore them to our own detriment. One man who has been instrumental […]

Blood Protein & Colostrum – What Your Personal Trainer Should Tell You

I don’t like to make blanket statements, but sometimes habits are there to be broken. Protein is beneficial to all of you who are seeking to build muscle and support a healthy immune system (the latter is ALWAYS necessary for the former). Hardly earth shattering stuff I know, but sometimes it seems that people need […]

Beta Alanine – Supplements for the 21st Century Personal Trainer

When an icon tells you something about their field of expertise it always pays to listen carefully. So when Charles Poliquin, the undisputed guru of modern strength training and conditioning, told me that the supplement Beta Alanine was one of the most exciting breakthroughs in modern sports supplementation I stopped working out and started listening. […]

Best Supplements for Carbohydrate Intolerance & Insulin Resistance

Insulin control is the key to rapid, effective fat loss for up to 80% of the population. Those of you who always seem to carry excess weight around the love handle area will also be the same people with a genetic intolerance to carbohydrates who crash out after eating a big bowl of pasta. It […]

Omega 3 Supplementation

The following article on Omega 3 supplementation is a slightly more detailed version of one published in the April 2009 Men’s Health magazine. I am often asked what my number one fat burning supplement is. My reply of fish oil is hardly the radical “secret” most personal training clients were looking for. When they then […]

Beta Alanine Supplementation for Recovery

The bulk of following article by David Barr on Beta Alanine supplementation first appeared on the wonderful Elite Fitness Systems website. We very rarely find work that we can wholeheartedly endorse, but this piece on the myriad of positive uses for the relatively new nutritional supplement Beta Alanine stands out from the crowd and complements […]


How much protein should I consume every day? As ever there is no hard or fast answer to this one. It all depends upon your goals. However, if you are undertaking some form of resistance training programme (as we would advise every healthy adult in the world to perform) then our recommendations could range from […]

Fats For Fat Loss

I try not to eat any fat because I want to stay slim, but my UP personal trainer has told me this is a crazy idea and that I must consume fats for fat loss. Remind me again why? You are one of those people who believe that eating fat will make you fat and […]

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