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Why you should have a step goal.

For general health and weight management, walking is by far the most effective (and simplest) thing you can do. You probably know you should be aiming for a step goal (10,000 is generally encouraged), but do you know WHY it’s so important? First of all, walking outside is generally considered to be one of the […]

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How Personal Training Clients Inspire Us

I’m a firm believer that personal trainers should be role models to their clients. After all, if we are encouraging and pushing our clients to achieve their goals, we should be prepared to push and strive to achieve ours too. But what I don’t think many of our personal training clients and gym members realise […]

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Top Tips For Outdoor Workouts

We have blogs about what to wear when you’re doing an outdoor workout in the cold. We also have blogs about how to stay motivated to work out in this weather. This blog however, is me simply wanting to share my top tips for outdoor workouts that have been tried and tested with my clients […]

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Upper Body Workout

It’s great to see so many people still carrying on with their workouts despite the gyms still being closed. One thing that I have noticed as a Personal Trainer and Class Instructor, is how what we used to consider “general goods” are now being used as workout equipment! For a while I was teaching an […]

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Adding More “Umph” To Your Home Workouts!

If you’re exercising from home, stuck for ideas or just want to switch up your workout then you’re in the right place! We often get stuck not knowing how to get the most out of our body weight workouts. I’m going to show you how to make your ‘basic’ exercises intense and different by using […]

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How To Move More in 2021

The BBC recently released a “21 ways to get fit in 2021” blog, which started us thinking…. what if the goal you have set this year isn’t so much a ‘getting fitter’ goal, but more of a ‘move more’ goal. There’s no pretending that these lock downs haven’t made some of us more sedentary during […]

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Top Tips For Planning Your Training

It can often be overwhelming and confusing to say the least when it comes to planning a workout ready to hit the gym. With so many exercises out there it’s almost impossible to choose, let alone only choose a few to cram into a 60-minute session?! And then we have to decide what to train, […]

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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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