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The Squat – The How & Why!

The squat, whether a back squat, front squat, goblet squat is a fundamental movement pattern in 99% of peoples training programme, and if it isn’t it should be. Types of Squat – Back Squat – Front Squat – Goblet Squat … Continue reading

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Olympic Weightlifting Workout

The next stage of my UK Strength and Conditioning Association (UKSCA) accreditation is a workshop on weightlifting, this is not just lifting any weights however you want but is the term used to cover the two specific movements – the … Continue reading

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New to the gym? A Beginner’s Gym Guide

I am trying to challenge myself and trying a couple of new things that are outside my comfort zone. One of these is Yoga, I have booked myself onto a block of sessions and will aim to go at least … Continue reading

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Top Health And Exercise Myths

In the last 5 years or so, social media has massively impacted the fitness industry, with so many ‘experts’ telling you what you should be doing. The problem is there are so many different opinions that its hard know what … Continue reading

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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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