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Gemma Atkinson: Why Weight Training Won’t Make Women Bulky

Women are often scared that lifting weights will turn them into something akin to the Incredible Hulk. But this couldn’t be further from the truth, as the thousands of incredible transformations we help women achieve at Ultimate Performance will tell you.Long-time weight training devotee Gemma Atkinson addressed this myth head-on with U.P. personal trainer Elliott […]

Gemma Atkinson: How To Manage Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) with Diet and Exercise

Polycystic Ovaries Syndrome (PCOS) is one of the most common hormonal problems faced by women  Up to 10% of women are believed to have the condition which can cause irregular periods, weight gain, excessive hair growth, insulin resistance, and is associated with increased risk of diabetes and high cholesterol later in life.  But there are some simple strategies with diet and exercise that […]

Gemma Atkinson: Why You Can’t Out-Train a Bad Diet

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 […]

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 […]

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.

Even in 2020, menopause is a taboo subject. So why do we avoid talking about it, when we know it can have a profound effect on the mental and physical health of women worldwide?

Spotting the Signs and Dealing With the Symptoms of Menopause

An overview of what can be done to help control or mitigate the mental and physical health implications at various stages of the menopause.

Stress management, a consistently good night's sleep and, if necessary, a supplements plan are vital weapons in a woman's arsenal to gain control of her experience of menopause.

Post-Pregnancy Fitness Q&A with Gemma Atkinson & Her U.P. Personal Trainer

Former Emmerdale actress and Strictly Come Dancing Star Gemma answers questions on her training and diet alongside her Ultimate Performance personal trainer

Nick Mitchell: Ladies! You Should Lift More Like Men!

Nick Mitchell explains why women need to train more like men in the weights room

7 Benefits of Weight Training More Women Should Know

If you’re a woman who likes to lift weights, we’re probably preaching to the choir. We don’t need to tell you how strength training can make you look and feel amazing. It’s something that hundreds of our female clients at Ultimate Performance have experienced first-hand, pushing dumbbells and heaving barbells on their way to their […]

Gemma and Her PT Answer Your Training & Diet Questions

Former Emmerdale actress and Strictly Come Dancing Star Gemma answers your questions on her training and diet at UP

Gemma Atkinson’s Training Blog: How Personal Training Prepared Me for Strictly

Emmerdale actress Gemma Atkinson's 12-week body transformation prepared her for BBC's Strictly Come Dancing competition

The Menstrual Cycle: Nutrition, Training & Fat Loss

Understanding the menstrual cycle can help improve performance, fat loss, strength and endurance in the gym

How Weight Lifting Can Improve Menopause & Andropause

Weight training provides incredible benefits for men and women going through the andropause and menopause. Here's how...

Gemma Atkinson’s Training Blog: How I Started Weight Training

Gemma Atkinson explains how anyone can start weight training to build strength, get fit and shape their body

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