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Covid-19 Family Workout

We know that everyone loves Joe Wicks PE at the moment, you cannot fault him for what he is doing to keep the nation healthy during this time. But here’s a family workout from the personal training team at motive8 which we thought you might like to try. In fact, even if you don’t have […]

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The Benefits of Exercise on Mental Health

The mental health benefits we get from exercise far outweigh any others in my opinion. Whilst exercise and mental health are obviously closely linked, it’s easy getting caught up in the mindset that exercise is only there for fat loss and weight management or to help with stress. But there are more profound benefits of […]

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How to get the most out of your body weight workouts

If you’re not a cardio bunny and you are missing your usual gym weights; it can be daunting this whole “home workout” thing – especially if you have no kit. But there are still ways you can tailor your workouts so you don’t miss those gains too much! You just need to remember that there’s […]

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No Equipment Upper Body Workout

We asked what people wanted now that most of you are working from home, and this was it! So here it is – your no equipment upper body workout! If you do have any kit at home, let us know so that we can write a workout for those too! In the meantime, you could […]

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The Stairs Workout

We’ve just published a blog on why home workouts are great. So here is a home workout for you to try! But this is a stairs workout and I live in an apartment I hear you cry! Don’t worry. If you are stair-less; I’ve got alternatives – it’s like I planned this and everything! #no […]

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5 Reasons Workouts At Home Are Great!

Whilst the motive8 gym is still open for business, we know that this rapidly changing world of self isolation, home working and limited travel could be used as an excuse for you to forgo your usual workout routine. Yes, your workouts may now need to take a different approach, but still, even without equipment you […]

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February’s Members of the Month

Yes, you read it right – this blog is about February’s members of the month. Occasionally it becomes necessary to shout about 2 individuals because simply put, it would be unfair to blog about one of them and not the other. This is even more the case when the two people work together! Meet Andy […]

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Bulking Top Tips – It’s Not Just Eating All The Pies!

Hypertrophy was so last year! Weight loss vs fat loss has been done! Today, our personal trainers got together and discussed bulking! Is it really stuffing yourself with pies and other junk food or is there a science to it? Does it mean you never have to do cardio again? Here are our bulking top […]

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January’s Member of the Month!

We are proud to announce our first member of the month for 2020 – Samantha Barnard. Sam has had personal training sessions with motive8 for some time now and has always been massively involved with mour events – from running the York 10k with others from our community, entering the motive8 games and taking part […]

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Hypertrophy – Is It Just About Getting Hench?

Remember what happened when the team of Personal Trainers got together to discuss weight loss vs fat loss? Well, we did it again! This time we targeted hypertrophy. Although lacking one of Josh’s powerpoint presentations; we still managed to discuss – well, pretty much everything! What people think it is, what it really is, training, […]

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December’s Member of the Month – Tom

We often don’t sing enough about the real heroes in the gym. These are the people who give 100% all the time – both inside and outside of the gym. Who really work for what they want, are consistent and are not afraid to give anything a go. One such hero is Tom Linforth which […]

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Deck The Halls And Do Some Christmas Burpees!

With Christmas quickly approaching, it’s not always possible to get down to your usual gym or workout spot. To help balance out the festive indulgence Maddie has put together a full-body workout that you can do in the comfort of your own home, without any equipment! And yes, she’s also added in Christmas burpees! Give […]

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November’s Member of the Month – Bushra

If you are a regular here in the Marshall Street gym, you’ll have met Bushra. She is always either pushing herself hard on the treadmill, or giving it her all in her personal training session with Emily. She always chats to other members in gym, always smiles, and her hard work really shows in the […]

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Personal Training Testimonial: Katie

We love it when someone comes to us with a specific goal in mind…especially a goal as exciting as Katie’s… Katie has been training with me down at motive8 for an industry boxing match. With no experience in the ring, Katie jumped in at the deep end and came to motive8 for help with her […]

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We All Have Enough Time

There are a lot of quotes doing the rounds in the fitness industry about making time for personal health and well being. Examples include : “no one is too busy, it’s just a matter of priorities” “don’t wait, the time will never be just right” “someone who is busier than you is running right now” […]

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