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Workout For Your Brain

Did you know that exercise affects the brain in multiple ways? So, for example, when your heart rate increases, it pumps more oxygen to the brain, helping to maintain a healthy brain! But here’s the interesting part…apparently, different types of exercise … Continue reading

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Preventing and Rehabing Injury Workout

The biggest frustration with any type of exercise or performance is injury. As a personal trainer there is nothing worse than when your client picks up an injury. Injury occurs when the load applied to a tissue exceeds its failure … Continue reading

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Race For Fitness Training Advice!

Summer is coming and things are hotting up already here at motive8. As you may be aware we have started our Race For Fitness campaign, with eight teams competing and only one will win! There is a great buzz in and around the studio, … Continue reading

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How Your Body Type Influences Your Results

Wouldn’t it be simple if the results gained from your workout were as simple as EFFORT IN = OUTPUT/GOAL ACHIEVED. But unfortunately, it’s not that simple. Yes, we must put effort in to achieve our goals, however, did you know … Continue reading

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Summer Fat Burning Workout

I love a good circuit training session, I don’t think there is a better fat burning workout around and you get more ‘bang for your buck’ too: Fat burning Calorie guzzling Improved muscle tone Increased fitness levels So whilst I’ve … Continue reading

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The Deadlift – Everything You Need To Know

In my humble opinion the Deadlift and ‘hinge’ movement pattern is the most effective exercise that can be performed. It is a compound movement that requires strength, stability and mobility and numerous different joints of the body. It is a … Continue reading

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Duathlon D-Day…..Race Report!

Sunday 30th April was ‘THE DAY’, the day I’d been training for since finding out last November that I had qualified for the European Triathlon Union, Standard Distance Duathlon Championships in Soria, representing Great Britain for my age group (35-39 years). … Continue reading

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Anytime Anywhere HIIT Workout

It’s no secret that my current favourite type of exercise is HIIT. If you read my “secret life” blog, you’ll know that I find cardio in any other form a slog, so short interval bursts are perfect – especially if … Continue reading

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45 minutes In The Gym!

What would be my favourite ‘go-to’ strength session…So you have 45 minutes, an empty gym (heaven I know…), music blasting, tones of motivation but no programme to follow – what do you do? If you are ever in this position or … Continue reading

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Hybrid Shoulder and Core Workout

Because of my background in strength and conditioning and sport science, I am usually against ‘body-builder’ type workouts. I always recommend to my clients to train their whole body every workout. Firstly, it is much more functional and relateable to … Continue reading

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