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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 […]

Ultimate Immunity Enhancement – The Health Secrets of one of the Top Personal Trainers in the USA

Ultimate immunity enhancement: for a long, healthy and strong life. “We are only as strong as our immunity” AL721 5cc Aloe Vera Juice 20 cc Astragallus 3 cc Bitter Melon 12 oz DHEA 500mg (only if over 40 or you have a cortisol/dhea imbalance determined by an ASI saliva stress test) Folic Acid 400 mg […]

Creatine & Beta Alanine – Which is Better?

I often get asked by my personal training clients about the best ergogenic aids to boost workout performance. This is a truly massive subject in itself, one to which I have devoted an entire chapter in my upcoming book “Forging the Ultimate Physique”, so today we will just look at two of the main kids […]

Throw Out the Creatine!

In the ongoing quest to stay at the top of the coaching field I make it my job to endlessly question and scrutinise every product that may have an impact upon athletic performance and body composition. For years now creatine has been at the top of the pile of safe, naturally occurring ergogenic aids and […]

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 […]

Krill Oil for Fat Loss & Optimal Health – Why Any Personal Trainer Should Know About This Key Supplement

Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past few years, no doubt, you have heard of the many “cures all” benefits of high grade fish oil. Yes the benefits are more than plentiful when used correctly. It absolutely should be at the staple of any serious supplement program. Regardless of age, body weight, […]

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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