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Reasons Why I Love Life At Motive8 North

So, it is coming up to about a year since, I started working for motive8 North, well I originally started on work experience and then Jenny was mad enough to offer me  job. It’s crazy to think it’s been that … Continue reading

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Agility And Speed Workout

How Speed and Agility Applies To You I am sure everyone will have gathered that I attended a UK Strength and Conditioning Association (UKSCA) Workshop this weekend down in London. It was about Plyometrics, Agility and Speed, some of you … Continue reading

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Food Trackers – Good or Bad?

Up until about a month ago I had always tried to eat healthy but never counted my calorie intake. If I was eating mostly proteins, good carbohydrates and good fats – whilst limiting the ‘crap’ foods I would be happy. … Continue reading

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Alex’s Healthy Veggie Chilli Recipe

I just stepped back into the studio from nearly getting blown away during lunch time class, and Brrrrrrr it is cold (when the sun goes in)! I’m not generally a big fan of Autumn, but one part of Autumn I … Continue reading

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Holiday Hill Sprints Workout

I am back! Did you miss me? I know without having to ask that all my personal training clients and class members did for sure, after all I do know how to put the ‘fun’ in functional don’t I??? (feel … Continue reading

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How To Recover Properly

Ok so you have exercised Monday to Thursday a combination of heavy weights, aerobic interval training and hypertrophic training – your body is in pieces but you have a final session to do before the weekend. How on earth do … Continue reading

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A Healthy Chicken Bake!

Non-gym goers love to make fun of people have an active lifestyle, saying that the food is boring and all they eat is chicken and vegetables. Obviously not true. However…chicken is one of the best sources of protein available and … Continue reading

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Dumbbell Complex Workouts

Last week Kate wrote a Wednesday workout which was a barbell complex workout. This week I am going stay on a similar theme but tweak it slightly. Barbells are great, possibly the piece of equipment I use most for my personal … Continue reading

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Stuffed Peppers

Stuffing vegetable with bolognese can be such an effective way of getting protein, essentials fats and loads of your 5 (or 7) a day in at once – whilst limiting carbohydrate intake. Peppers, mushrooms and aubergines are a few of … Continue reading

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A Look Into Alex’s Dissertation – Plyometric Training

‘Plyometric training (PT) involves any jumping-type exercise that aims to enable the involved muscles to reach maximal force (Wallace et al, 2010). It is a type of training involving an active muscle switching from a rapid eccentric muscle action to … Continue reading

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