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Treadmill Workouts

It’s got to that time of year where, for some, it gets that little bit harder to motivate yourself to get out there for a run. The dark nights/mornings, the colder weather, the rain….it’s enough to put you off! But just because you’re a ‘fair weather’ runner, it doesn’t mean you need to stop running….just […]

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Coconut Chickpea Curry

This week is National Curry Week, but to be honest the team here at motive8 don’t need this as a reason to enjoy a good curry! Curries often get a bit of bad press for not being very healthy, but a homemade curry can be very healthy and often a great way of getting in […]

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Back Care & Back Pain

This week is Back Care Awareness Week! So it only feels right to speak up about back pain, the commonness of it, potential causes and risk factors! Back pain is, unfortunately, a very common condition. 1 in 7 general practice consultations are associated with back pain and 3.4 million working days were lost in 2016-17 […]

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Back To School! Nutrition For Children

School is back! But, like everything at the moment, due to Covid-19, there will be a lot of changes that are put in place and in some schools this involves the shutting of canteens for children! So that being said, I guess it’s time we put our thinking caps on, become a little more organised […]

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Know Your Fat(s)!

Fat… the word many fear, the word hugely understood and slammed in the media! But it’s about time we get to know the truth about FAT! It’s a topic which I often discuss with my personal training clients as fat isn’t all that bad….you just need to know which types you should be eating and […]

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Getting Back Into The Gym

Gyms have been open now for a few weeks…..how is it going for you? Have you made the first step of getting back into the gym? Returning to the gym after a long time off can be daunting to say the least (let alone after months of lockdown!) and as much as we don’t like […]

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Pre Workout Nutrition – What Should I Eat Before A Workout?

Now that gyms are back up and running and we are slowly finding ourway with the new processes implemented to keep us safe whilst we train, here is a blog about what to consume BEFORE a workout to ensure you are achieving your maximal potential during your workouts. It’s great easing back into the gym, […]

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Nutrition and Mental Health

When it comes to nutrition, we are all aware of the effects it may have on us physically. If that’s aiding or hindering performance in the gym, our energy levels throughout the day and so on. But it’s not very often or not at all that we think of nutrition and mental health and the […]

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Brain Foods – Food To Boost Your Brain

Have you ever wondered how you can have moments reminiscing with friend, talking about all of the vivid memories from previous years, but then some days find yourself staring into an empty room wondering why you went in there in the first place?! I don’t know about you, but I do. Or, how I can […]

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Beth’s Mam’s No Pastry Quiche Recipe

Did you know this month is National Picnic Month? According to research most households go for three picnics a year. Quiche’s are great for a picnic but due to the pastry, they tend to be high in saturated fats so here’s a healthy version of a quiche courtesy of personal trainer, Beth. Actually, we should […]

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Is It Important To Eat Breakfast?

Breakfast, the most important meal of the day. Right? When it comes to dietary and weight loss advice, being told to eat breakfast is probably one of the most common we get. Usually, with little reasoning too, apart from ‘it kickstarts your metabolism’ but we want to know the truth behind it and why it […]

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Preventing Type 2 Diabetes

Earlier in the week, as part of National Diabetes Week, we blogged about diabetes and looked at what diabetes is. We thought we would use this blog to look at Type 2 Diabetes in more detail and how you can prevent getting Type 2 Diabetes. Physical activity and diet adjustments are two main approaches known […]

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Strength Exercises for Cycling

This week is Cycling UK’s ‘Bike Week 2020’, so we thought we would share our top strength exercises for cycling. A recent survey by Sports England which looked at people’s attitudes towards exercise & activity during ‘lockdown’, found that over a period of 7 weeks the number of people cycling in the UK doubled from […]

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