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Pesto Butter Beans

A few weeks ago I wrote a blog all about beans, comparing nutritional values of our favourite beans. Now, it seems only appropriate that I should give you a bean recipe to enjoy. And these creamy pesto butter beans is just the one to get your taste-buds going. Ingredients: Pesto: Garlic clove x 1 Pine […]

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Sculpted Backside Workout

You may have seen that the girls here at Motive8 are teaching “bum sculpting” classes for Sweaty Betty this month. We’ve been very excited about it! However, it’s always difficult planning a session in a new place. We have to consider kit (or lack of it), the space available, expected amount of people and their […]

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4 Moves For A Bigger Chest

A bigger chest is a popular goal for a lot of gym goers, with a chiseled sets of pectorals defining for many people what an athletic physique should look like. For some people blessed with the genetics of Zeus they only have to do a few cable flyes, some press ups then pound a protein […]

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Mighty Motive8 Strength Challenge – Can You Conquer it?

If you love a good workout challenge then look no further.  Here’s a great combination of 5 mini-tests that when put together, form the Mighty Motive8 Strength challenge.  The entire challenge takes about an hour and you can use the results as a benchmark to track your progress.  Make sure you start with a full-body […]

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Protein Based Snack Alternatives

I am firm believer that without healthy alternatives to snacks, the average gym goer will have a tough time sticking to a clean eating diet. As I also fall into this category, I decided to try some protein based snack alternatives for some of my go to healthy snacks and foods. 1. Protein pancakes In the […]

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TRX Workout

Is the gym packed and no equipment free? Are you short on time and want a quick all over body blast? Perhaps you just want to try something new? Have you ever used a TRX suspension trainer? Whether you have or haven’t, then here’s a cheeky little whole-body TRX workout for you to have a […]

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A Weight Loss Diet For People Who Train

There are literally more diets, diet books and weight loss guides in the world than you could possibly count.  Some of them are naff, but for the most part they all tend to work in the sense that if you follow the overall advice you’ll lose weight.  However, how much of that weight loss is […]

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Get The Results You Want

Here’s a list of some really exciting fitness things: 1)  Starting a cool new programme with loads of interesting new exercises you haven’t seen before; 2) Telling everyone your goals and posting your training on social media, #fitfam #workoutwednesday #norestdays #grind; 3) Hitting new personal bests or records. But guess what?  Most of the exciting stuff isn’t what’s going […]

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Cardio, Resistance & Core Workout

I had a choice of 3 workouts to post today. Now that we have introduced “WOW” (Workout Of the Week) in the gym, I have got lots of ideas! I’ve tried to reign it in don’t worry! Today, I have gone back to basics – and why not, the oldies are always the goodies! So […]

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Golden Milk

Those who know me, know I have a little obsession with fresh turmeric. The constant stains on my fingers look like I have a 50-a-day habit. Anything goes, curries, porridge and drinks. Maybe you have never tried it in a drink because the thought of a turmeric latte was just too hipster for you? But […]

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Hamstring Focused Leg Day

As with the upper body, the lower body’s “mirror muscles” such as the quadriceps on the front of the thighs tend to get a lot more attention during training. Being quad dominant can increase your risk of suffering numerous injuries, especially if you are also involved in playing sports. The posterior leg muscles such as […]

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Alex’s Breakfast Burritos

Personally I’ve always found breakfast to be the trickiest meal of the day. I’ve got limited time. I’m usually in a rush and I’m often up so early for work that my hand-eye co-ordination isn’t exactly at Masterchef levels. On top of all that, I’m looking to get a healthy, protein-rich meal in without just […]

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Alex’s 20 Minute Super Fast Squat Workout

Have you ever been really short on time but still wanted to get a good workout in?  Perhaps you got caught up in meetings or just couldn’t get out of the office?  Well look no further, because I’ve got the perfect 20 minute super fast squat workout for you.  It’s quick, its effective and it’ll […]

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