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The Truth About Water and Dehydration

Ahh the joys of life – creaky knees, stiff back, the can’t quite touch your toes mornings, the I can’t quite get out of bed days.  It’s a tangible forest of aches, pains and fatigue. Did you know that this could be helped without a miracle cure? That’s right – this blog will bring you […]

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Members of the Month!

Sam and Heather (aka HP) are this month’s Members of the Month. Well done ladies! This deadly duo have been training with us here at motive8 for over 7 years. Both work their socks off in their training sessions, so they are well deserved winners of member of the month! Here’s a little bit about […]

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Treadmill Workouts

It’s got to that time of year where, for some, it gets that little bit harder to motivate yourself to get out there for a run. The dark nights/mornings, the colder weather, the rain….it’s enough to put you off! But just because you’re a ‘fair weather’ runner, it doesn’t mean you need to stop running….just […]

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Back Care & Back Pain

This week is Back Care Awareness Week! So it only feels right to speak up about back pain, the commonness of it, potential causes and risk factors! Back pain is, unfortunately, a very common condition. 1 in 7 general practice consultations are associated with back pain and 3.4 million working days were lost in 2016-17 […]

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Beginners Strength Workout

During lockdown some of you may have started exercising for the first time and now may be thinking of joining a gym. If you’re interested in doing some strength training but don’t know where to start then here is a simple beginners strength workout just for you! Joining a gym can be daunting, I’ll be […]

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Back To The Gym – Full Body Workout

Last week we posted a blog about getting back into the gym, so this week we’re sharing a ‘get back into the gym’ workout, this is a full body workout which can be adapted quite easily depending on your strength and fitness levels. This full body workout uses dumbbells, so if you don’t feel quite […]

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Group Outdoor Workout

We shared a similar workout to this on our social pages a few weeks ago and it got some great feedback so here’s another outdoor workout which you can do either with your buddy or as a group (remember to respect social distancing guidance). I love group or buddy outdoor workouts as you can motivate […]

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Strength Exercises for Cycling

This week is Cycling UK’s ‘Bike Week 2020’, so we thought we would share our top strength exercises for cycling. A recent survey by Sports England which looked at people’s attitudes towards exercise & activity during ‘lockdown’, found that over a period of 7 weeks the number of people cycling in the UK doubled from […]

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The Benefits of Walking

Walking yourself to a better you! Walking is an exercise that fits all, as well as being safe, and pretty much easy to do for almost everyone! The benefits of walking are that you can do it from being a child, with your child or with your expected child!  Walking is a form of exercise […]

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Running Tips For Beginners

It’s nice seeing so many people out running at this time of year. The Spring/Summer months often encourage more people to go out running. Also, the lack of opportunity to get to the gym due to the Covid-19 lockdown means that many people are dusting off their trainers and either giving running a try for […]

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The Best Workout Kit For Your Home

Right now, there is more access to workouts than there has ever been. The online fitness community has seen a massive surge in classes and personal training being made available. We’ve recently launched our own online platform which has FREE pre-recorded workouts and live workouts too! Interested in joining us? Contact us and we’ll send […]

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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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