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Motive8’s Christmas Gift Ideas for Her

Last week we shared Motive8’s Christmas gift ideas for him, so this week we look at Motive8’s Christmas gift ideas for her! With Christmas fast approaching, it’s that time of year when we gents start to panic about what to get those important ladies in our lives. With that in mind, here’s my top gift […]

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12 Days of Xmas Workout

It’s December which means Xmas is just around the corner now. As part of our 12 days of Fitmas promotion this week we shared a 12 days of Christmas workout with you.  But in case you’ve been indulging in a few too many mince pies already and need an extra kick, here is another 12 days […]

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30 Minute Chest & Back Workout

Here’s new member, Joe’s 30 minute chest & back workout! Supersets are a great way to maximise your time in the gym – especially if you’re short on time. This workout works as they are an antagonistic pair, meaning that whilst one muscle group is working, the other group is resting. this eliminates the need […]

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Christmas Countdown and Weight Gain

Ok, you can shoot me for mentioning the “C” word in November. Heck, I’ll shoot myself. But I’m gonna talk about it anyway. My birthday falls exactly 6 weeks before Christmas Eve, so now that’s been, I am accepting of the festive build-up and the Christmas Countdown. My friend and I have been discussing how […]

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Ieuan’s Beat Your Back Pain Workout

Do you suffer from nagging back pain and can’t seem to curb the discomfort? This beat your back pain workout will give you the armour to bulletproof your spine. This is a quick and easy set of exercises for your to work through that will help strengthen your core and keep that nagging pain at […]

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Lunchtime Chest & Triceps Workout

Alright, here’s a super quick workout lunchtime chest & triceps workout, that you can get finished in under 30 minutes, leaving you plenty of time to shower and get back to work before the boss notices!     Warm up: 3 minutes on a cross trainer or rower, 20 shoulder circles, 20 elbow circles. (5 […]

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Killer HIIT

In need of an intense workout? Try this killer HIIT session. High-intensity interval training involves work to rest intervals. To get an idea of how hard you should be working; during your work period you are aiming to reach 70-90% of your maximal heart rate. At rest, your heart rate should drop to 60-65% of […]

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What Is Fitness Testing

We’re starting monthly fitness testing here at Motive8. But what is fitness testing? I thought it would be a good idea to go through this, why we do it, and what the process involves.  I’ll also be giving you a few examples of some great fitness tests that we can use. What is Fitness Testing? […]

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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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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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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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