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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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Deck The Halls And Do Some Christmas Burpees!

With Christmas quickly approaching, it’s not always possible to get down to your usual gym or workout spot. To help balance out the festive indulgence Maddie has put together a full-body workout that you can do in the comfort of your own home, without any equipment! And yes, she’s also added in Christmas burpees! Give […]

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How can I minimise unwanted fat gain this Christmas?

It’s inevitable…with Christmas comes indulgence. Parties, social events and Mum’s cooking makes it difficult to maintain bodyweight at this time of year. Before you switch off, I’m not going to get all sanctimonious and tell you to “keep your eyes on the prize” or “avoid the choccies and booze at all costs”. Heck no. The […]

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November’s Member of the Month – Bushra

If you are a regular here in the Marshall Street gym, you’ll have met Bushra. She is always either pushing herself hard on the treadmill, or giving it her all in her personal training session with Emily. She always chats to other members in gym, always smiles, and her hard work really shows in the […]

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Sound Bath Meditation

Have you seen the adverts for Sound Bath Meditations hosted by me, Emily, at Motive8 North? Have you thought WTF does that have to do with fitness? Or even WTF is a Sound Bath Meditation? Most of you know that I have a very holistic approach to fitness, or rather wellness. I’m a yoga teacher, […]

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We All Have Enough Time

There are a lot of quotes doing the rounds in the fitness industry about making time for personal health and well being. Examples include : “no one is too busy, it’s just a matter of priorities” “don’t wait, the time will never be just right” “someone who is busier than you is running right now” […]

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Weight Loss vs Fat Loss

The Personal Training Team here at motive8 got together yesterday for a staff training session on weight loss vs fat loss. We discussed exercise programming, nutrition, personal experiences and sooooo many other things. Josh even prepared a power point presentation!! Some of you may be surprised to know that we are actually a very intelligent […]

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October’s Member of the Month – Emma

Meet October’s Member of the Month – Emma Joy (was Watson). She joined in with the classes at motive8 in July. Worried about a pre-existing knee injury, she popped in for a chat and the rest, as they say, is history! Now a regular feature in our lunch time classes, Emma works hard – and […]

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September’s Member of the Month – Theo

Theo is one of our lunchtime regulars. He likes to pick the trainers brains, is forever forgetting something and often comes in covered in bruises! He’s a hit with the team which is why he has been nominated as September’s member of the month. How long have you trained at motive8? Coming close to 3 […]

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Body Fat Percentage – It’s What’s On The Inside Which Counts

As part of National Fitness Day, here at motive8 we’re celebrating with a whole week of offers! One of these offers is to come and see the personal training team and have your body fat percentage measured using the snazzy InBody machine. As a nation we’re pretty obsessed with our weight (although I do think […]

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August’s Member Of The Month – Will Parker

Will took part in our very first Race for Fitness back in 2017. His team came 6th out of 8, but we won’t dwell on that! Since then, he has been a regular feature in the motive8 gym; even after cycling into work or dislocating his toe! We’re always greeted with a hello and a […]

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Don’t Hold Your Breath During Exercise!

Have you ever found yourself doing an exercise and then realise you’ve held your breath throughout? Why do we do it? Given that breathing is essential to our life, I find it strange that this is THE most common teaching point I give – don’t hold your breath during exercise. Honestly, I find I say […]

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Simplicity Challenge

July 12th marks the date for National Simplicity Day so why not try a simplicity challenge? The national day was founded in honour of the poet and philosopher Henry David Thoreau who was an advocate of simple living. And you all know I’m a fan of the simple life; TV, house, new clothes, nah, don’t […]

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Quinoa For Breakfast

I know what you’re thinking. Why is Kate obsessed with breakfast? The last food blog I wrote was about oats, now quinoa. To be fair, I’d eat my oats recipe for pudding too, not just breakfast! The truth of the matter is that I’m struggling with food at the moment. My IBS is particularly bad. […]

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Meditation

You probably didn’t know this (I didn’t) but Monday 21st May was World Meditation Day. But just because the date has passed, don’t let that put you off giving meditation a go. I’m a big fan (like you didn’t know that!?). I think there are still many misconceptions about meditation, a big one “I don’t […]

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