Posts in “Exercise”


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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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The Return of Kettlebell Kate!

It’s been a while since I’ve focused on a predominantly kettlebell full body workout; so here sees the return of kettlebell kate! Sometimes I just need to remind myself that these individual pieces of kit can produce great fat burning hiit routines. This routine takes less than 10 minutes to complete (and that’s to complete […]

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Motive8’s September Members Of The Month

Yes. It’s Members, plural, this month. Simply because we couldn’t pick one and not the other. You’ll find this dynamic duo training together at lunch times; taking over the end room and giggling like – well, girls! But don’t misunderstand their girly giggles; as these ladies take their lifting seriously. Gym members Mel and Elyse […]

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Ieuan’s Fitness Journey

National Fitness Day (NFD) was yesterday (Wednesday 26th September), so this article offers my fitness journey. Here I discuss my personal meanings of fitness and how these have changed over the years. Raising an awareness of fitness and physical activity will educate us on the benefits these aspects have on our lives. Our role as […]

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The Dice Workout

This week’s workout is slightly different. Instead of dictating a workout for you I offer you an opportunity to create a “dice workout”. We roll the dice for your workout and therefore mix up your training. Keeping a little mystery in your sessions will help keep you motivated, avoid that stale feeling, but still give […]

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45 Minute Back And Biceps Workout

Here’s a great back and biceps workout that you can fit perfectly into your lunch break with enough time to shower and get back to the office.  It uses a variety of movement patterns to target different back muscles, plus it uses supersets to save time and special metabolite techniques for a nasty pump and […]

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The Benefits of Group Training

I represented my county at Cross Country Running when I was younger. I know right! With my white legs and bottle green sports “knickers”, I ran. I hated it. I struggled to breathe every time I ran (my asthma hadn’t been diagnosed then) and I was lonely. Running by myself – I hated it. Now […]

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Client Success Stories – Do It In 12

We all have different reasons for starting our fitness and weight-loss journeys. When Maddie signed up for personal training she had specific goals for us to help her achieve.  A holiday was booked for August and she wanted to not only look good but feel good for it. Do It In 12 was perfectly timed […]

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