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The Importance of CPD for Personal Trainers

  What is CPD I hear you ask. CPD stands for Continuing Professional Development and it is a common necessity within many professions. It consists of “the maintenance and development of the knowledge and skills needed to perform in a professional context” (CPD Standards Office, 2018). Basically it means that us, as professionals, need to make […]

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Celebrating tomatoes

Apparently it’s British Tomato Week (21st-27th May) – who knew? This versatile vegetable (or is it a fruit?) is a staple in many diets, forming the base of innumerable dishes. Eaten raw, cooked, sun-dried, blended, as sauce or even drunk (bloody Mary anyone?). The list is endless. There are also more than 10,000 different varieties […]

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Best 6 Exercises To Tone Your Butt

As a class instructor, I’ve always finished my classes with the saying “any questions please come and ask”. Sometimes I’d get great questions like “my knee hurts when I do such and such what can I do to strengthen it” or “when I run I get pain across my upper back and shoulders”. Now those […]

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Turkey Bolognese

So this week’s food blog is a different version of the family favourite: Spaghetti Bolognese. I’ve replaced beef with turkey mince and served it with seasoned sweet potato slices as a natural carbohydrate source rather than spaghetti. Why would you swap out lean beef mince I hear you cry? If simply having a change isn’t enough, […]

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Joe’s Finisher Circuits

With summer just round the corner and bikini season is almost upon us, it’s time to ramp up the training! The best way I’ve found to do that last is by using “finisher” circuits at the end of my usual sessions to fire up the metabolism and burn a few more calories. Finishers are also […]

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Steak and Ale Casserole

The following recipe is perfect when you need a hearty meal that is easy to cook and you can leave slow cooking away whilst you get on with your chores and tasks. The mixture of vegetables will provide you with many of your healthy nutrients, but you will also get a little treat from the ale marinated […]

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Client Success Stories – Joanne Baranelli

It’s great to have an opportunity to share our client success stories – especially when they prove people wrong! Joanne is one such example. She proved that regardless of having her own business, she could make time to exercise and plan her food. She also showed us that it definitely does NOT slow down when […]

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Ieuan’s Outdoor Workout

The following workout is great to set up outdoors and perfect for the spell of weather we have had over the past weekend. The workout is easy and all you need is an outdoor space you can run 20-30m shuttles and minimal equipment to provide resistance. The outdoor workout hits several areas of fitness, including […]

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Sweet Potato Risotto

I’ve always said I don’t like risotto. But it’s weird, when I think about it, I’m not sure I’ve ever eaten risotto. I don’t know if I’ve got it into my head that I don’t like it. Or if I have actually tried it once, didn’t like it and blocked it from my mind. With […]

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Pre-Workouts, What Are They All About?

  There appears to be a big rise in the popularity of pre-workout powders, pills, and concoctions within the gym. You can walk into any gym and be blinded the luminescent glow of someone’s pre-workout-filled shaker. The question is though, “pre-workouts, what are they all about?” The luminous colour in itself would set alarms bells […]

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Personal Training Success Story!

Val was one of my first personal training clients after starting at motive8 back in September. I think she may have had some apprehensions initially with me being a new personal trainer. But I too felt some pressure to do a good job and not let her down. Luckily, we built a great relationship and […]

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Heavy Weight HIIT

What do you do when you’re short on time, want to lift heavy AND want to get a good HIIT session in? Combine all three obviously! This week’s workout is a cheeky heavy weight HIIT. The trick is to go as heavy as possible without being too heavy. You want to get the reps in. […]

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Client Success Stories – Mighty Matt!

Most client success stories use weight and fat loss/muscle gain as their focal point, but “Mighty Matt’s story is different. Whilst he has achieved a significant transformation in his body composition, his growing love for specific exercises and his new found confidence and performance in fitness challenges is the success here. Mighty Matt: The Road […]

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