London's best personal trainers

Gyms are ten-a-penny in the capital, but if you really want to transform your body fast, you need a personal trainer

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Nick Mitchell – weights and resistance

Behold – the trainer responsible for the heavenly bodies that stalk the Victoria’s Secret catwalk. Nick Mitchell, head of the Ultimate Performance personal training gym, doesn’t mince words when describing his sessions: 'I don’t care about being a client’s friend, and this isn’t a spa experience.' Nick offers the kind of extreme workout which can turn you from flab to fab in a jiffy – and he doesn’t mess around; his gym's dumbbells are the heaviest in London, his workouts the hardest. Brace yourself!

One-to-one training costs £130 a session.

Ultimate Performance, 44-48 Paul St, EC2A 4LB (7033 1942/www.upfitness.co.uk) Old St tube/rail. Open 24hrs daily by appointment.