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September’s Member of the Month – Theo

Theo is one of our lunchtime regulars. He likes to pick the trainers brains, is forever forgetting something and often comes in covered in bruises! He’s a hit with the team which is why he has been nominated as September’s member of the month. How long have you trained at motive8? Coming close to 3 […]

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Body Fat Percentage – It’s What’s On The Inside Which Counts

As part of National Fitness Day, here at motive8 we’re celebrating with a whole week of offers! One of these offers is to come and see the personal training team and have your body fat percentage measured using the snazzy InBody machine. As a nation we’re pretty obsessed with our weight (although I do think […]

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20 Minute Full Body Workout

Short for time? Here’s an effective full body workout you can get through in just 20 minutes. Yes, you heard me….just 20 minutes! One of the most common reasons for not working out is ‘I don’t have time’. Ask yourself truthfully if you go for a cheeky drink or dinner after work during the week […]

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August’s Member Of The Month – Will Parker

Will took part in our very first Race for Fitness back in 2017. His team came 6th out of 8, but we won’t dwell on that! Since then, he has been a regular feature in the motive8 gym; even after cycling into work or dislocating his toe! We’re always greeted with a hello and a […]

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Don’t Hold Your Breath During Exercise!

Have you ever found yourself doing an exercise and then realise you’ve held your breath throughout? Why do we do it? Given that breathing is essential to our life, I find it strange that this is THE most common teaching point I give – don’t hold your breath during exercise. Honestly, I find I say […]

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Training In The Heat

It felt like it took a while, but I think we can all agree summer is finally here. With scorching temperatures and high humidity, training in the heat can be hard and potentially dangerous if the right precautions aren’t taken. Now I know it is tempting to sip Pimms in the garden instead of a […]

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Training For Bigger Arms!

It’s officially summer time which can only mean one thing, tight short sleeve shirts for the garden parties and BBQs. Whether you’re raising a glass or a burger, we all want to look a little “swole” to impress on-lookers and earn some ego-boosting compliments. When training for bigger arms it’s important to remember that the […]

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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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10 Minute Dumbbell Workout

I’ll be entirely honest. I wasn’t convinced by this workout until I tested it! On paper, whilst I knew it would be physically challenging, I just wasn’t sure. A 10 minute dumbbell workout isn’t everyone’s cup of tea! I played around with it a little – added one whole cardio round in it – and […]

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Turning Chicken Legs Into Tree Trunks

Introduction When you ask what someone’s favourite body part to train is, especially gents, the the usual reply is chest or arms; or in my case, back. Very rarely will someone reply with legs, despite the fact that legs make up half of your body! Legs create a powerful base which has some transfer to […]

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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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Booty Sculpting Workout

Last month, team Motive8 were invited to host some classes at Sweaty Betty in Leeds city centre. The theme, “Booty Sculpting Workout”.  I mean, who wouldn’t want a pert butt? So Jenny, Kate and I all delivered one session per week over 4 weeks (I did 2) to shape up the derriere. It’s amazing what […]

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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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Lower Body Power Workout

Whether you’re going for that match winning free kick, breaking through a ruck or jumping a particularly large puddle on a Sunday walk, we could all benefit from some extra power in the lower limbs. Power is defined as the result of strength x speed so essentially it all comes down to how quickly you […]

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