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Fat Burning Circuit

From chatting to people about their experience of exercise during lockdown I get the feeling that people may fall into two camps…. Those who have had more time on their hands and have relished the opportunity to become more active and do more exercise. Those who have had to endure the nightmare of juggling home-schooling, […]

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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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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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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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