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Santa’s Training Plan

Think Santa is just some out of shape old white guy with a beer belly? Think again! In just one night this athletic powerhouse circumnavigates the globe (a whopping 40’000 kilometres) and personally delivers at least one toy to all 2 billion children in the world.  Assuming each toy weights at least 1kg, that 2 […]

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Motive8’s Christmas Gift Ideas for Her

Last week we shared Motive8’s Christmas gift ideas for him, so this week we look at Motive8’s Christmas gift ideas for her! With Christmas fast approaching, it’s that time of year when we gents start to panic about what to get those important ladies in our lives. With that in mind, here’s my top gift […]

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30 Minute Chest & Back Workout

Here’s new member, Joe’s 30 minute chest & back workout! Supersets are a great way to maximise your time in the gym – especially if you’re short on time. This workout works as they are an antagonistic pair, meaning that whilst one muscle group is working, the other group is resting. this eliminates the need […]

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Ieuan’s Beat Your Back Pain Workout

Do you suffer from nagging back pain and can’t seem to curb the discomfort? This beat your back pain workout will give you the armour to bulletproof your spine. This is a quick and easy set of exercises for your to work through that will help strengthen your core and keep that nagging pain at […]

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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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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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Sculpted Shoulders Workout

I love shoulder work! Other than training glutes and legs, this is my favourite body part to put through its paces. I’m currently using a split training plan for myself.  It goes: chest & delts, back & abs, bis & tris, legs 1, legs 2 – guess which ones I get excited about?! The key […]

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Cholesterol Facts

October is National Cholesterol Awareness Month. Maybe you, a family member or a friend suffer from high cholesterol. Everyone and everything is telling you to reduce your cholesterol. But what exactly is cholesterol? What does it do? And should you be worried about it? Up your knowledge with these cholesterol facts. What is cholesterol? A lipid […]

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Small Wins For Motivation

Maintaining motivation in your training can often be hard. This will cause us to go through peaks and troughs in our desire to go to the gym. The focus on one specific “holy grail” goal that will be (hopefully) achieved in 6 weeks or whenever it may be, can often feed into our drooping motivation. […]

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The Testing Treadmill Workout

With those darker, wetter, colder evenings drawing in, this testing treadmill workout will really challenge your metal. It is a short, sharp, blast to your cardio-vascular endurance. Your legs will also feel one heck of a burn on this bad boy. The Workout: Always start any workout with a warm up. This should involve some […]

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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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Exercise Rehabilitation

The Need For Active Therapy If you regularly have a sports massage, should actually be considering exercise rehabilitation?Being a therapist I see a lot of clients who all love a sports massage, but is sports massage worth it? Sports massage is a great tool in a therapists armour and has many benefits for our clients. […]

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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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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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