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Step Workout

Whilst I would love this to be step aerobics, it’s not. That didn’t stop the classes I did this with think that they may have to brush up on their mambo chasse technique! But no, this is a step workout that simply uses – a step! That’s it. It doesn’t have to be a traditional […]

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Complete Full Body Circuit

The workout I’ve designed for you this week is a complete full body circuit. It incorporates cardio as well as strength for the upper and lower body. A whole workout for your heart and lungs as well as fat loss. It has been tried and tested in my evening circuit classes.  It can also be […]

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It’s a Body Weight Triple!

Here’s a workout which does exactly what it says on the tin. A body weight triple. In that there are 3 rounds; you do each round for 3 minutes; and you do them 3 times. You need something to mark out an area approx 20 metres. This could just be whatever you have to hand […]

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10 Minute HIIT

In this beautiful weather, it can be difficult to be motivated to go and smash out a massive workout.  So here’s a workout that will still push you hard, but it can be over and done with in 15 minutes! Even better, there’s minimal kit involved. Don’t be mislead though, this 10 minute HIIT isn’t […]

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Cardio, Resistance & Core Workout

I had a choice of 3 workouts to post today. Now that we have introduced “WOW” (Workout Of the Week) in the gym, I have got lots of ideas! I’ve tried to reign it in don’t worry! Today, I have gone back to basics – and why not, the oldies are always the goodies! So […]

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15 Minute Kettlebell HIIT

I recently recommended the Fitness Blender website to one of my clients who travels a lot and was bored of doing the Body Coaches HIIT. I love Fitness Blender as an accessible – and doable – home workout. They have a lot to choose from! In fact, I took some inspiration for this 15 minute […]

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Power and Plyometric Workout

Wanting to get a bit more powerful and explosive? Perhaps you play a sport that you want to improve at? Or perhaps you just want to feel athletic in your training?  Here’s a great power and plyometric workout that you can blast through in around 45 minutes.   1) Reactive Counter-movement Jumps – 3 sets […]

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New Year Cardio Blast

If there is a type of exercise that I dislike the most – it’s cardio! I love cycling and rowing, but actually getting round to doing cardio exercises (you know, star jumps and burpees), I avoid them. New year, new you right? So here’s a quick new year cardio blast that even I can stand […]

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Christmas Bodyweight Blast

With the build up to Christmas comes the extra calories that need to be accounted for if you’re looking to stay on track over the festive period. The biggest issue that fitness fanatics face over the festive period (apart from trying to resist 2nd and 3rd helpings of Christmas dinner), is that gyms are on […]

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Top 5 Fitness Trends for 2019

As the end of 2018 grows ever closer, we look ahead to what are set to be some of the biggest fitness trends for 2019.  Here are 5 key things to look out for in the new year.   1) Mindfulness Based Yoga Yoga has consistently been a trending fitness activity for the past decade. […]

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Killer HIIT

In need of an intense workout? Try this killer HIIT session. High-intensity interval training involves work to rest intervals. To get an idea of how hard you should be working; during your work period you are aiming to reach 70-90% of your maximal heart rate. At rest, your heart rate should drop to 60-65% of […]

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What Is Fitness Testing

We’re starting monthly fitness testing here at Motive8. But what is fitness testing? I thought it would be a good idea to go through this, why we do it, and what the process involves.  I’ll also be giving you a few examples of some great fitness tests that we can use. What is Fitness Testing? […]

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Body weight pyramid circuit

Tried and tested on my clients, class members and myself, I bring you the killer body weight pyramid circuit. Who knew six exercises could be so effective. Targeting the whole body and cardio system, sure to leave you feeling like you’ve worked for it. Also sure to leave you pretty sore for a few days […]

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The Return of Kettlebell Kate!

It’s been a while since I’ve focused on a predominantly kettlebell full body workout; so here sees the return of kettlebell kate! Sometimes I just need to remind myself that these individual pieces of kit can produce great fat burning hiit routines. This routine takes less than 10 minutes to complete (and that’s to complete […]

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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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