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5 Top Tips To Fit Exercise Around Work!

Exercise can often get pushed to the back burner when life gets hectic, whether it is work, socialising, family or just lack of motivation everyone (even myself) have been guilty of making excuses for not exercising. So the question is…..how can … Continue reading

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How Many Calories Should I Be Eating?

To lose, gain or maintain weight it is important to know how many calories you should be consuming. So this blog, how many calories should I be eating, looks at just that but we’re going to try to keep things … Continue reading

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Just How Important Is Your Sleep?

When it comes to health, there are a couple of factors that are always mentioned: exercise, nutrition and psychology – and rightly so, these are probably a few of the most important part of having a healthy lifestyle. But there … Continue reading

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Perfect Summer Salad

Summer for me means one thing…CRICKET. Unfortunately, cricket doesn’t have the best reputation for being the ‘healthiest’ of sports. Although I will argue all day about the physical demands of the sport being a lot better than most people think, … Continue reading

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Preventing and Rehabing Injury Workout

The biggest frustration with any type of exercise or performance is injury. As a personal trainer there is nothing worse than when your client picks up an injury. Injury occurs when the load applied to a tissue exceeds its failure … Continue reading

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Race For Fitness Training Advice!

Summer is coming and things are hotting up already here at motive8. As you may be aware we have started our Race For Fitness campaign, with eight teams competing and only one will win! There is a great buzz in and around the studio, … Continue reading

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The Deadlift – Everything You Need To Know

In my humble opinion the Deadlift and ‘hinge’ movement pattern is the most effective exercise that can be performed. It is a compound movement that requires strength, stability and mobility and numerous different joints of the body. It is a … Continue reading

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45 minutes In The Gym!

What would be my favourite ‘go-to’ strength session…So you have 45 minutes, an empty gym (heaven I know…), music blasting, tones of motivation but no programme to follow – what do you do? If you are ever in this position or … Continue reading

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Hybrid Shoulder and Core Workout

Because of my background in strength and conditioning and sport science, I am usually against ‘body-builder’ type workouts. I always recommend to my clients to train their whole body every workout. Firstly, it is much more functional and relateable to … Continue reading

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Julie’s Do It In 12 Story – 1 Week To Go!

Our Do It In 12 personal training programme has had some amazing results, and I am delighted to say my first Do It In 12 client has only enhanced the programme’s success stories. When Julie first came to the gym … Continue reading

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