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Weight Loss vs Fat Loss

The Personal Training Team here at motive8 got together yesterday for a staff training session on weight loss vs fat loss. We discussed exercise programming, nutrition, personal experiences and sooooo many other things. Josh even prepared a power point presentation!! Some of you may be surprised to know that we are actually a very intelligent […]

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Meet Our New Personal Trainers!

We would like to introduce you to the new boys in town! Meet our new personal trainers Josh Davies and Colton Roche!! These guys are a great addition to the team and we’re excited to see what their experience brings to their clients. It’s only right then that we get to know them a little […]

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A Weight Loss Diet For People Who Train

There are literally more diets, diet books and weight loss guides in the world than you could possibly count.  Some of them are naff, but for the most part they all tend to work in the sense that if you follow the overall advice you’ll lose weight.  However, how much of that weight loss is […]

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Get Back to Health

Since I came back from holiday, I have been reflecting and really want to prioritise my health. Before I went away, I had let myself get drained and exhausted. As such, it was hard for me to give 100% to my clients when I was not feeling 100% myself.  You can think of the line […]

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7 Years At Motive8!

I know that it’s hard to believe, but I’ve now spent 7 years at motive8! Have things changed since I joined back in 2012? Well, I’ve seen the team change, changed my hair colour a number of times, the gym got new flooring and kit, I got injured, had my teeth straightened, I’ve been involved […]

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New Year Meditation (part 2)

And now, the moment you have all been waiting for. The gym-hippie has returned to tell her tale. If anyone read my previous blog, I explained how I would be spending my New Year at a 10-day silent meditation retreat. Not for the weak minded. This was one of my biggest challenges yet. Described to us on the […]

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New Year Meditation

As 2018 is came to a close, many of you will have seen in the New Year toasting champagne at midnight. Unless of course, you are me. I chose to spend my New Year in silent meditation. Not just the evening of the 31st but 10 days of silent meditation. Sorry, what? On the 27th December, […]

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Lunchtime Chest & Triceps Workout

Alright, here’s a super quick workout lunchtime chest & triceps workout, that you can get finished in under 30 minutes, leaving you plenty of time to shower and get back to work before the boss notices!     Warm up: 3 minutes on a cross trainer or rower, 20 shoulder circles, 20 elbow circles. (5 […]

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Is lack of sleep ruining your diet?

Your trainer has told you to get a good nights sleep. You’ve read it in a magazine too. But why do people say this? Is lack of sleep really ruining your diet? Not directly, but quite possibly, yes. I’m reflecting on this because this is a cycle I have just been through. I’m here to tell […]

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Full Body Barbell Workout

Here’s a quick and simple full body barbell workout that only requires a barbell, a squat rack, and plenty of effort!  It’s a great way to train if you don’t like running around the gym after different pieces of kit.  Plus when it comes to getting results you can’t go wrong by getting really good […]

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Alex’s Muscle Building Stir Fry

If there’s any single meal that’s gonna get you strong, help you build muscle and help you reach your fitness goals then this is it.  This ‘strong as an ox’ muscle building stir fry recipe is also jammed full of vitamins and minerals and key ingredients to boost your performance in the gym. So What’s […]

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What Fitness Means to Me

No, I’m not here to try and come up with some arbitrary definition of fitness.  I’m actually here to talk about what fitness means to me: my own relationship with health and exercise; what drives me to train, and why I enjoy the process so much. A little about my background Although slightly odd for […]

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National Fitness Day – What Does Fitness Mean To You?

The 26th September is National Fitness Day (NFD). A whole day dedicated especially to fitness!  NFD will raise awareness of the benefits of fitness and activity on our health. At Motive8 North, this is our passion and we have a whole week of promotions and activities coming up. Each trainer will also be writing a […]

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The Benefits of Group Training

I represented my county at Cross Country Running when I was younger. I know right! With my white legs and bottle green sports “knickers”, I ran. I hated it. I struggled to breathe every time I ran (my asthma hadn’t been diagnosed then) and I was lonely. Running by myself – I hated it. Now […]

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Push Pull and Legs Programme

A number of my personal training clients have split training programmes which are based on their goals and frequency of their training. One of my favourite splits is a Push Pull and Legs programme. With an emphasis on multi-joint compound exercises – a favourite here at motive8; it’s simple and effective and can hit every […]

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