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Stress, Stressors and How To De-stress

Are you stressed? Does the word Christmas give you a headache and make your heart beat slightly faster? Are the kids driving you to breaking point, at the same time you’re trying to meet deadlines at work before finishing for … Continue reading

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Christmas Peppermint Fudge Balls!

Christmas is two weeks away now, you will have noticed how the festivities are in full swing. A massive part of Christmas, is the festive foods. Some of the classics are mince pies, Christmas cake, cheeseboards, festive chocolates, mulled wine, … Continue reading

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Interview with Ian Fisher, Yorkshire CCC Lead Strength & Conditioning Coach

Something a bit different for my blog. This week I had a chance to sit down with Ian Fisher, Lead Strength and Conditioning Coach at Yorkshire County Cricket Club. I asked him a couple question, mostly exercise, fitness and health … Continue reading

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Spine Stability Exercises – Lumbar Stabilisation

As many of you will know I split my time with working here at motive8 with helping Yorkshire CCC in the Sport Science department. This winter I will predominantly be working with the Academy and youth athletes. During one of … Continue reading

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Winter Warming Circuit Training Session

I joke around and always say – ‘self-praise is no praise’, however I just wrote the best circuit training session for class this evening! What The Benefits of Circuit Training? – High metabolic demanding, therefore it is great for fat … Continue reading

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My Fodmap Journey So Far

If I was to write a diary on how my fodmap journey is going, it would literally read as: why am I not the size of my arm based on what I’m eating, if I see another bowl of aubergine … 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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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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What Do I Eat? The Food Diary of A Personal Trainer

It used to be the case that I got asked on a regular basis where I got my protein from, but not any more. These days I find that people are actually interested in what a personal trainers daily diet looks … Continue reading

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5 Things You Didn’t Know About Louis

How well do you really know our personal trainers? Don’t get me wrong, everyone by now knows that Jenny loves aubergine, Alex gets easily sunburnt and Louis LOVES burpees….however, we perhaps don’t always show the real human side of that … Continue reading

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