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Personal Trainer Advice on Protein Bars and Protein Snacks

Nick, I’ve been having a slow-absorb protein shake for intermediate meals. It’s usually pretty easy, but are there alternatives to the shakes (like protein bars)? What should I look for? What would be the worst sort of thing to eat so as not to interrupt my fat loss? Protein bars are vastly inferior to shakes […]

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 […]

Personal Trainer Answers – Pre Workout Energy on a Budget

Hi Nick, Quick question, can you recommend a good pre workout drink? Been feeling really tired lately and need an energy boost ….& before you say it I have not been over doing it! I’ve been doing kick boxing as well as martial arts but I find that especially with kick boxing when it comes […]

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 […]

Anti Depressants and Their Alternatives

By Nick Mitchell Nutritional Supplements For Depression I must come clean when it comes to drugs such as anti depressants I have absolutely zero personal experience. I have never been depressed, and God willing I never will. I appreciate that anything that can help people to deal with the dark despair that sometimes proves to […]

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 […]

Want success? Avoid Toxic People

The following article is a reprint of an interesting motivational piece for personal trainer and personal training client alike. Success on any fitness regime, be it a 4 week blast or a 4 year long haul, all centres around the power of focus and keeping a positive mindset. Trying to buck the norm, eat differently, […]

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 […]

Secrets of People who are in Fantastic Shape

It’s been a decade now since I began my life as a Personal Trainer. And about 2 or 3 years longer than that since I started hanging out in gyms and around ‘fitness people’. I’ve worked with clients of just about every fitness level you can imagine – from those who could barely walk from […]

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 […]

The Best Supplements in the Business

By Nick Mitchell The world of nutritional supplementation can be a very confusing one full of conflicting advice, vested interests, half truths, and smoke and mirror advertising gimmicks. Let us try to demystify the jargon and provide sound and rational advice that works for real people in real situations. We have tried and tested every […]

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 […]

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