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Ultimate Performance London City

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Personal Trainer in Liverpool Street, Old Street, Moorgate & City of London Gym

Heralded on a visit by Men’s Health magazine as “the number one personal training gym in London for functional fitness and real results” the newly opened Ultimate Performance Personal Training Gym is something that is unique in London and has in our opinion been missing for far too long from the European Fitness and Performance Training landscape.

There has never been a high quality gym that catered to the serious trainer, to the man or woman who wanted to get something a little extra from their gym sessions and who didn’t take a “little extra” to mean a bank of plasma screens in which to watch MTV whilst they spin their wheels not losing body fat on the exercise bikes.

We have created a gym environment and venue where any Olympic athlete could (and some do!) train, but we have designed it for so-called regular people as well as our clients who earn their living based on the way that they look or physically perform.

Why do we think our personal training gym is so special?  Lets look at the list of reasons:

  1. We are a by appointment only private gym so you are guaranteed privacy and never have to queue for equipment.  Your workouts will never be compromised by hanging around waiting for others.
  2. We are not a personal training studio.  Yes, some of the better Personal Trainers have personal training studios but minimal equipment and restricted weights and space means that workouts can never be properly progressed and injuries are an absolute nightmare to work around.
  3. We are not a hardcore gym, but we mean business.  Everyone is welcome in our gym, we do not care about your ability.  We only care about your attitude.  If you are not serious about wanting to improve yourself there are plenty of Fitness Firsts and Virgin Actives where you would feel more comfortable.
  4. We are a family.  As sentimental as this may sound it is also very true.  Our founder Nick Mitchell has created a nurturing environment where everyone pulls for the other. Given that we impose a limit on the number of personal trainers who are allowed to use our gym you quickly get to know all the faces and names and be inspired by the hard work and results of others.
  5. We are the best equipped personal training gym in the United Kingdom. No other private gym can offer the range and quality of equipment that our clients have at their disposal.  For getting maximum results in minimum time we are probably the best equipped gym, both commercial and private, in London.  This is a tough boast, especially when we also are an integral part of the London bodybuilding mecca that is Muscleworks, but where that is purely for beefing up, we are for cutting down, getting lean, quick, strong, and muscular. You can take your pick as to your goal and our equipment can be adapted to help you reach your goals: be they fat loss, building bigger muscles, or just getting super fit.  Can we back up these extravagant claims?  Have a quick look at our Real Results and Testimonials pages to make up your own mind.


A 20 metre indoor Sprint Track ideal for every type of conditioning work.

An interesting and eclectic range of ways to perform cardio and interval training – naturally we have a treadmill, a spinning bike, and a rowing machine/ergometer, but what stands us apart is that we have added to the mix a versa climber (too tough and demanding for most gyms, are you up to the challenge?), we have our own private ten flight stairwell and a weight vest that goes up to 90lbs (conjure up the fat loss that you achieve with that!). Lets also not forget that we also have the sprint track and as well as all the regular body weight work that can be made extra “fun” (in this context this word should be used advisedly) by adding the weighted vest in to the mix!

Dumbells up to 70kg/155lbs. Away from the world of hardcore bodybuilding this makes us the heaviest place in London. And if you get strong enough to need even more weight you have our cast iron assurance that we will go even heavier for you!

We also have dumbells as light as 1kg. Yes, not to be outdone in the heavy stakes we also have not one but two sets of dumbells at the lighter end of the spectrum. Our system and philosophy is that we are open and welcoming of all, regardless of your strength and conditioning levels.

We also have an array of strongman equipment (ideal for fat loss) with a super yoke, farmer’s walk cylinders, weighted sleds, and a prowler.

Atlantis Strength Training Equipment. Those of you not “in the know” might not be aware of this Canadian company and the unique scope and quality of the products they create. Needless to say we went to the trouble of importing some of their best items all the way from Canada:

  • Atlantis Glute Ham Raise
  • Atlantis Adjustable Step Up Platform
  • Atlantis Rubber Gripped Step Device
  • Atlantis Roman Chair Squat
  • Two Atlantis Power Racks
  • Atlantis Dipping Platform
  • Atlantis Standing Preacher Curl

More useful machines than you can shake a stick at! Too many gyms waste your time with useless contraptions for “inner thighs” or the much loved (yet always dangerous) smith machine. In keeping with what you would expect of a gym designed by one of Europe’s top personal trainers we have thrown much away and added the most effective devices on the market.

For leg training we have:

  • 3 Power Racks
  • Cybex Leg Extension
  • Cybex Standing Leg Curl
  • Cybex Lying Leg Curl
  • Atlantis Glute Ham Raise
  • Cybex Leg Press
  • York Leg Press
  • York Hack Squat
  • Atlantis Roman Chair Squat
  • Cybex Standing Calf Raise
  • Cybex Seated Calf Raise

For upper body training we have:

  • Cybex Shoulder Press
  • 2 Adjustable Pulley/Cable Crossover machines
  • 4 Chin Up Bars, including one specifically designed as thick/fat grip.
  • Atlantis Dipping Bar
  • Flat Bench Press
  • Incline Bench Press
  • Decline Bench
  • 7 adjustable decline/flat/incline benches
  • Cybex Low Pulley Machine
  • Cybex Pulldown
  • Cybex Tricep Pushdown
  • Cybex Adjustable Row
  • Cybex Fly Machine
  • Atlantis Standing Preacher Curl

An assortment of unique pieces such as the one handed Rolling Thunder deadlift device, a trap bar, various fat bars of differing diameters, rings (to make dips and chins that little bit harder), and the always challenging blast straps!

Email: [email protected]

Hours: We are open 24/7 for all clients who make an appointment.

Nearest City of London tube stations (Old Street, Moorgate, and Liverpool Street) are all less than 7 minutes walk from our personal training gym.

Relevant London postcodes for finding an U.P. personal trainer in this area include E1, E2, EC1 and EC2.

UP City is located on 44 – 48 Paul Street.
Look out for an ‘UP’ A-board by a tinted side door.


44 - 48 Paul Street,
Greater London

P: +44 0207 118 2022

E: [email protected]

Nearby Train Stations

Old Street Tube Station 0.3 mile
Moorgate Tube Station 0.8 mile
Liverpool Street Station 0.9 mile
Barbican Tation 1.1 mile

Nearby Areas

City of London EC1
Farringdon EC1
Clerkenwell EC1
Shoreditch EC2
Broadgate EC2
Liverpool Street EBarbican EC2
Tower Hill EC3
Monument EC2
Cannon Street EC4
Blackfriars EC4
Temple EC4

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Our Gym Locations

U.P. Bethesda

U.P. West Hollywood

9201 Sunset Blvd Suite M120

U.P. Dubai Marina

Floor 23, Media One Hotel - 1 Al Falak St

U.P. London St Pauls

U.P. Liverpool

U.P. Leeds

U.P. Washington D.C.

1919 M Street NW,
(Entrance is on 20th Street)

U.P. Mumbai

General Arunkumar Vaidya Marg, Ranwar
Opposite Sarita Building /Near Raja Rahebar Khan’s Office
Bandra West Rtion

U.P. Sydney

Basement Level,
499 Kent St,

U.P. London Kensington

62/64 Kensington High Street,

U.P. Los Angeles

11925 Wilshire Blvd Suite 102,

U.P. Amsterdam

Rozengracht 207-F

U.P. Dubai

Emirates Financial Towers
5. Al Sukook Street

U.P. London Mayfair

U.P. Manchester

XYZ Building,
2 Hardman Boulevard,

U.P. Singapore

8 Cross Street,
#01-01 Manulife Tower,

U.P. Marbella

Calle Chipre, 22,
229670 San Pedro de Alcántara,

U.P. Hong Kong

3rd Floor, Unicorn Trade Centre
127 Des Voeux Road

U.P. Cheshire

The Dairyground, Congleton Road,
Nether Alderley,
SK10 4TD

DISCLAIMER | Results may vary | Results are based on individual circumstances | Timeframes for results are not guaranteed | Willpower is always required!

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