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My Dieting Experience (Part 2)

Part 2 of my dieting experience; this was meant to be part one or the only part actually, but I got carried away with writing so split it into two! I recently attempted to diet as an experiment (again! Call it market research…..I care about my clients!). I had absolutely no need to diet! This […]

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Keep Your Body Ticking Over – Prehab & Recovery Gym Session

As most of you will know I am trying to go through Lent without having a ‘rest day’ – so some sort of training session every day. It’s going well, I have done about three weeks so far without missing a training session and by my maths I have about two and a bit weeks […]

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My Dieting Experience (Part 1)

The other week I did a corporate talk titled Ditch the Diet. It occurred to me that I have never really truly dieted myself. Although my weight maintenance is on point. I think I’ve weighed around 58kg +/- 1kg for around eight years (I was much skinnier than that before). For the exception of my […]

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Harden Those Hamstrings! Stay Injury Free!

Ieuan’s Hamstring Protection Workout! I am currently treating several people with hamstring complaints and when observing their daily workout regimes I am noticing a common gap and deficiency in how they are loading these problematic hamstring muscles. So this week’s workout installment offers a workout that will help make those hamstrings bomb-proof and give you […]

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My Healthy Spicy Meatball Recipe

Ok, I will admit, when it comes to food I am creature of habit – I am so boring. I cycle through 4 or 5 meals throughout the week. I will have chicken and veg, a frittata (variety of veggies and meats), soup and sometimes I’ll have a carbohydrate meal, if I have had a […]

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What Is Burnout? And Why Do We Get It?

  It is usually around this time of year that people start giving up on the gym, one reason for this we call ‘burnout’. Some people may just have a lack of motivation or not sufficient drive to reach their goals, whereas burnout can be caused due to several different factors. So how do you […]

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Kettlebell Workout Combos!

I’m not sure if it’s common knowledge, but I LOVE kettlebells! They are such a versatile piece of kit and perfect for a quick workout. And recently, that is exactly what I have been using them for. This kettlebell workout assumes some prior use of kettlebells; as elements such as a kettlebell swing are used […]

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4 Top Tips On Goal Setting and Sticking To New Goals

We write a lot about goals. As personal trainers, we help our clients to realise and hit their goals; it’s integral to our role. As a client, you find the ownership, determination, will power, enthusiasm and perseverance to achieve those goals. This week, through our Do It In 12 programme, I experienced a different perspective on […]

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Beyond The Gym…..The Other Benefits of Exercise

We all know exercise can help you lose fat, get fitter, tone up, help you become stronger, etc. But is that it? Absolutely not, doing any exercise, sport and physical activity goes far beyond the gym, getting fitter and losing weight. A lot of the below will be abit ‘left field thinking’ or ‘thinking slightly […]

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20 Minute HIIT Workout

Ever wonder what your personal trainers get up to on a weekend? It’s not rest. Sometimes they meet up and do HIIT (high intensity interval training) sessions together on a Sunday just for fun. I’m personally a fan of HIIT (high intensity interval training). It’s a great fat burner and is also beneficial for cardiovascular […]

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motive8 Member of the Month

February sees the relaunch of our member of the month award! This month’s member of the month is ….drum roll…….Grant Walker! Grant is a gym member at motive8 and trains around three times a week. He’s a ‘crack on and get on with it’ type of guy, but always has time for a friendly chat […]

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Me and yoga

As many of you are well aware I am very into my yoga.  So much so, that I am currently undertaking my yoga teacher training qualification. It will 18 months before I’m qualified but hopefully this means I’ll be more than prepared when the time eventually comes. I have just completed my second weekend training, […]

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Resistance Band Training

I saw a post on social media recently, asking what are the equipment essentials in a personal training studio or as a home personal trainer? This got me thinking, what would be my one piece of training kit I would take everywhere. Dumbbells are great, but a bit bulky to take everywhere, and generally you […]

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Protein Pancake Tuesday

Shrove Tuesday. Traditionally, a religious day preceding Ash Wednesday which marks the start of Lent. The word shrove comes from the word “Shrive”  meaning to obtain absolution for one’s sins by way of confession. After people had repented and paid penance, they would use up all fattening food in the cupboards which were not permitted during […]

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Top 5 Deadlift Variations

I have said it before and I will say it again, 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 fatiguing exercise that activates […]

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