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Breakfast ideas

Let’s talk about breakfast. Not on whether you should or shouldn’t eat it (previous blog) but “what else can I eat besides eggs?”. A client recently posed this question, but perhaps I’m the wrong person to answer it as everyone knows my obsession with porridge. But I do love food and especially breakfast! So here I […]

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Vegetable Yaki Soba

A few weeks ago I spent an afternoon on a cooking class. Not that I’m a bad cook but I’m all up for new experiences.  I took the opportunity to learn a few knife skills and practice a dish I have never made before. Vegetable Yaki Soba was on the menu. I have never heard […]

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Client Success Stories – Do It In 12

We all have different reasons for starting our fitness and weight-loss journeys. When Maddie signed up for personal training she had specific goals for us to help her achieve.  A holiday was booked for August and she wanted to not only look good but feel good for it. Do It In 12 was perfectly timed […]

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What Does A Personal Trainer Eat? A Full Day of Eating With Alex!

Before we get started I think it’s important to make a little disclaimer here, I eat a lot of food, far beyond what most people should eat. As a coach and personal trainer I’m on my feet being active for hours every day, and when I’m not coaching I’m doing my own training as a […]

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Journey to Success – How to Lose Weight

A couple of week’s ago we posted on our member of the month, Abi Bolton and her dramatic weight loss results for her wedding. You can read here the reasons why she was nominated and chosen; but thought I would share with you how we created the journey to success – how to lose weight, […]

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Coconut Peanut Curry

I went out for Thai food the other week and had Pad Thai noodles. After that all I had on my mind was the taste of them (they were amazing!). It’s the peanuts that do it for me. I had to curb my craving. Just eating peanut butter from the jar wasn’t exactly what I […]

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What Does 100g Look Like?

Everyone seems to be using apps to record every morsel of food these days! It’s also definitely become more popular to pay more attention to the nutritional information displayed on a packet. None of these are bad things of course….unless it’s not recorded correctly that is. Nutritional information is predominantly displayed as per 100g – […]

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Miso-Grilled Aubergine

This year we’ve grown our own aubergines for the first time. It was exciting when we first saw glimpses of purple from the flowers! Then the aubergines started growing thin and long. Not the usual bulbous shape we’re all used too! They still taste like aubergines; they just look – different! Then whilst googling “aubergine […]

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Changing Your Eating; It’s Not All About Looking Good

Changing Our Eating; It’s Not All About Looking Good As Personal Trainers we get a lot of questions regarding how to change our eating habits, and peoples motives are very often image driven. I’ve spoken previously about not relying on the scales for image. Good nutrition, however, is not all about looking good. Appearance is […]

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Delicious Breakfast Cups

Ieuan’s Healthier Breakfast Cups Are you someone who loves a good, but naughty, cooked breakfast? Do you struggle to leave the bacon, eggs, and beans alone? Then these delicious breakfast cups allow you to semi-indulge whilst keeping it under control and healthier. These breakfast cups are also perfect for those who are on the go […]

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A Quick And Easy Muscle-Building Meal

I’ve got something a little different for you this week. I know we often talk about recipes for weight loss here at motive8, but today’s blog is all about gaining weight; specifically building muscle. I’m going to give you one of my all-time favourite muscle-building meals. It’s packed full of protein, super quick to make, […]

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Healthy Snack – Buddha Balls

I’m going for a bit of yoga theme this week; although buddha balls are bit of a tenuous link to yoga. Buddha, Buddhism and yoga all have their roots in India and my friend from the yoga studio gave me the recipe. All the same, these are a yummy healthy snack/treat that you can whip […]

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Lentil Hummus

I have yet to meet a person who doesn’t like hummus. Originating from Levant countries, the garlicky, chickpea dip is now common to UK diets. The word “hummus” actually means chickpeas in Arabic, the primary ingredient of course. Hummus is packed full of fibre, healthy fats and protein and a stable in vegan and vegetarian […]

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Are BBQs Bad For You?

I have a lot of clients coming to me saying that they didn’t eat well over the weekend. They “confess” that they went to a BBQ and had a good time. A lot of my dietary advice is to “base meals around lean protein and eat plenty of vegetables”; the BBQ is a great way […]

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Veggie Stuffed Marrow

Have you ever grown courgettes? Ever suddenly discovered the biggest courgette you’ve seen in your life and wondered how you missed it? Well I did! Obviously, I can’t call it a courgette anymore. This was the size of my arm, taller than a kitchen roll, and would have meant eating it for weeks. That’s when […]

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