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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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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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Food Prep With Louis

A Fool Proof Way To Lose Weight, Save Money AND Time. Whilst Being Full! This is your weekly dose of meal on a plate….except it’s in Tupperware boxes and multiple meals!! Don’t you just love food prep! I’ve played around … Continue reading

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The Secret Life of a Personal Trainer – Part 1

Have you ever wondered what goes on in a personal trainer’s mind? Are our bodies really a temple? Do we eat cake on our birthdays? Are burpees really our favourite exercise? Do we always make healthy choices. Honestly, we are … Continue reading

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Getting To Know Louis

We’d like to say welcome to our new(ish) Personal Trainer, Louis, to motive8 North. Having survived his first two months, and making a huge impact in his personal training sessions and classes, we thought we’d invite you to find out more … Continue reading

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Jenny’s Duathlon Training

You may have read my blog before Christmas about being selected to represent Great Britain for my age group (F35-39) in the European Standard Distance Duathlon Soria, Spain on 30th April. Eeeeek, this means that it’s not very away…..around 9 … Continue reading

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A Day In The Life Of A Personal Trainer – 6 Months After Graduating

Instead of something directly related to exercise, nutrition and health, I am going to write about what my typical week consists of 6 months after graduating from university. Obviously you will get an idea of my training and nutrition as … Continue reading

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This Is How I Roll – Foam Rolling Techniques

If you’ve ever read any of my blogs, you will know that I believe EVERYONE who does any kind of fitness should do two things : Yoga and Foam Roll. For those of you who already use a foam roller … Continue reading

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Don’t Let Christmas Ruin Your Fitness Mojo

It happens every year. People start to cancel personal training sessions and classes due to Christmas dos, we hear people saying “ahhhh but it’s Christmas” or “I’ll start again in the New Year” or “it won’t make a difference now because … Continue reading

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Are You Ready For It?

That’s all I’ve heard this week: are you ready for it, how are you feeling about it, do you know who you’re fighting yet…….and honestly, I don’t know! Does 8 weeks of twice a week training actually prepare you to … Continue reading

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