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The Benefits of Exercise on Mental Health

The mental health benefits we get from exercise far outweigh any others in my opinion. Whilst exercise and mental health are obviously closely linked, it’s easy getting caught up in the mindset that exercise is only there for fat loss and weight management or to help with stress. But there are more profound benefits of […]

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How to get the most out of your body weight workouts

If you’re not a cardio bunny and you are missing your usual gym weights; it can be daunting this whole “home workout” thing – especially if you have no kit. But there are still ways you can tailor your workouts so you don’t miss those gains too much! You just need to remember that there’s […]

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Cooking From Your Cupboards – Nutritional Yeast

Nutritional Yeast? Unless you’re vegetarian or vegan, you have probably never come across this before. Well I have a big unopened vat of the stuff in my cupboard and vowed to find something to do with it when my husband threatened to put it on our porridge! Urgh. I’ve never used it before. The stuff […]

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No Equipment Upper Body Workout

We asked what people wanted now that most of you are working from home, and this was it! So here it is – your no equipment upper body workout! If you do have any kit at home, let us know so that we can write a workout for those too! In the meantime, you could […]

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Lentil Curry

Yes yes, we have definitely blogged about lentil curry before – but that was when we could get fresh spinach from the shop or we had nice ingredients such as coconut milk at home! There’s going to be a large amount of making-it-up-as-we-go as it’s a little difficult to get all your desired ingredients at […]

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5 Reasons Workouts At Home Are Great!

Whilst the motive8 gym is still open for business, we know that this rapidly changing world of self isolation, home working and limited travel could be used as an excuse for you to forgo your usual workout routine. Yes, your workouts may now need to take a different approach, but still, even without equipment you […]

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Drowning in advice – Top Tips For Staying Hydrated!

Growing up we were always told to drink plenty of water. Take water with us for sports, drink water after PE and on hot days drink extra. We even had water fountains dotted around school for breaks along with our very own water bottle… but do we know the reasons behind encouraging this? Well, as […]

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February’s Members of the Month

Yes, you read it right – this blog is about February’s members of the month. Occasionally it becomes necessary to shout about 2 individuals because simply put, it would be unfair to blog about one of them and not the other. This is even more the case when the two people work together! Meet Andy […]

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Meet Our New Personal Trainer – Beth!

We are pleased to introduce everyone to our new personal trainer – Beth! A Leeds Beckett student studying Sports Science, Beth is ready to put our class members and clients through their paces. And don’t think for a second that this youngster doesn’t have a lot of experience – she has already competed in Bikini […]

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Bulking Top Tips – It’s Not Just Eating All The Pies!

Hypertrophy was so last year! Weight loss vs fat loss has been done! Today, our personal trainers got together and discussed bulking! Is it really stuffing yourself with pies and other junk food or is there a science to it? Does it mean you never have to do cardio again? Here are our bulking top […]

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Hypertrophy – Is It Just About Getting Hench?

Remember what happened when the team of Personal Trainers got together to discuss weight loss vs fat loss? Well, we did it again! This time we targeted hypertrophy. Although lacking one of Josh’s powerpoint presentations; we still managed to discuss – well, pretty much everything! What people think it is, what it really is, training, […]

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December’s Member of the Month – Tom

We often don’t sing enough about the real heroes in the gym. These are the people who give 100% all the time – both inside and outside of the gym. Who really work for what they want, are consistent and are not afraid to give anything a go. One such hero is Tom Linforth which […]

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Deck The Halls And Do Some Christmas Burpees!

With Christmas quickly approaching, it’s not always possible to get down to your usual gym or workout spot. To help balance out the festive indulgence Maddie has put together a full-body workout that you can do in the comfort of your own home, without any equipment! And yes, she’s also added in Christmas burpees! Give […]

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