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Veg Pledge

Throughout the north of November, Cancer Research UK have a fundraising event called “Veg Pledge”. The challenge is to go vegetarian or vegan for 1 month. You can sign up at cancer research if you would like to raise funds or alternatively you can just take a personal challenge. Government guidelines are to eat 5 […]

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An Apple A Day

I’m sure you have heard the saying “an apple a day keeps the doctor away”. You probably didn’t know that this came from a Pembrokeshire proverb “eat an apple on going to bed, and you’ll keep the doctor from earning his bread”. Also, you probably didn’t know that it is National Apple Day on October […]

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Celebrate your wins

As a personal trainer, often my clients come in telling me all the things they didn’t do or that were “negative”. I hear “I should have done this” “I shouldn’t have done that”. I like to change a clients focus and ask them what they did do well, what they managed to achieve and get […]

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UK Malnutrition awareness week (11th-17th October)

As winter approaches it is important for us to be aware of malnutrition in not only ourselves but in others around us. Malnutrition is often overlooked and thought to be more visually identified, however malnutrition refers to excesses, deficiencies and/ or imbalances in an individual’s diet. There are various forms of malnutrition, making it harder […]

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Carbon Dioxide: its role in breathing and tolerance

In last week’s blog I gave you some ins and outs of breath work. Today, we’re going deeper into the role of carbon dioxide in breathing and our tolerance to it. Carbon dioxide (CO2) is often seen as a waste product of breathing but I’m here to tell you how you can use CO2 to […]

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Some Ins and Outs of Breath Work

Most of us will not think twice about our breathing. We either are breathing and we’re alive, or we’re not and we’re dead. Have you been to a yoga class and responded with “I can’t do that breathing stuff” (like I’ve heard so many times), or been told by your trainer not to hold your […]

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Know Your Numbers! – Blood Pressure awareness week (6th – 12th September)

Often, when experiencing high blood pressure, people experience no symptoms. This could result in the first signs being something major such as a stroke or heart attack. Usually the only way to really know you have high blood pressure is to simply check it… which is something you probably don’t do too often, right? With […]

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Never Give Up Day!

Wednesday 18th August marks international “Never Give Up Day”, who knew? From the website it is quoted that: “Never Give Up Day is about a mindset of determination to help us get through even the hardest of challenges. It’s about motivating others, inspiring ourselves and remembering that even in hard times, the hardest, we can […]

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Nutritional Myths Busted

A couple of Friday’s ago, the personal training team got together for their first staff training session since the gym reopened. We like to use these sessions for open discussions about…well….anything fitness related really! On this occasion we looked at nutrition. Everything from recommended portion sizes, how much protein we should be eating, to food […]

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Kitchari

Kitchari, have you heard of it? Unless you’re into Ayurveda maybe not. Ayurveda is a whole-body healing approach developed over 3000 years ago in India. In Ayurveda they believe everything in the world is made up of the five elements of space, air, fire, water, earth. A combination of these elements in humans gives a […]

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The Ultimate Guide To Reading Food Labels

‘Don’t eat packaged foods’ is a common piece of advice, but it doesn’t have to be that way! Trying to remove packaged foods from your diet will put yourself under unnecessary stress by limiting the level of convenience in your diet. Trust me when I say this…long term diet success DEPENDS on convenience. Whilst it’s […]

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Eat Your Way To Hydration

With the recent heat wave, it is clear how easy it can be to become dehydrated pretty fast. Whilst staying hydrated is important, keeping up with your water requirements can be challenging! However, becoming dehydrated can result in severe adverse effects, after all it is the most important nutrient and one we cannot survive without. […]

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Happy Birthday motive8 North!

Happy Birthday to us, Happy Birthday to us, Happy Birthday motive8 North…..Happy Birthday to us! This month marks 10 years since the motive8 North personal training studio opened it doors at Marshall Court. Wow! 10 years! And what a 10 years that has been! Prior to opening the motive8 North studio, I had my own […]

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Bone Broth!

Happy Friday! And on Fridays we do food. Yum! I admit that I haven’t been that creative in the kitchen recently but thought I could share with you some of the things I have been eating. What might be a big surprise to you is that I have started eating meat again. It started with […]

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Alternative tips for good health

So, most our gym members and clients know that I (Emily) live bit of an alternative/hippie/spiritual/holistic lifestyle outside of the gym. And most of my clients will tell you how I incorporate a holistic approach to training sessions and how it benefits them. Here at motive8 we are also interested in good health. Good health […]

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