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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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Love Your Body

Welcome to the inside ramblings of my mind. This was my inner dialogue from last week and I thought it was worthy content to share.  Important content in fact. All the reasons why I love my body and why you should love your body too! Love your body: Our bodies are high-performance machines. We don’t […]

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National Walking Month

Get your trainers on and head out the door, May is National Walking Month! And with the continuously improving weather and light evenings you have no excuses. Not everyone can afford a personal trainer so it is also cheap and accessible to a large majority of people. Reasons to start walking: Perfect as an entry […]

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Summer Body Workout

The sun has been teasing us over the last few weeks, combine this with the fact that we are now in May, many people will be thinking about their holidays so that can only mean one thing for this week’s #wednesdayworkout….a Summer body workout! For this Summer body workout, I’ve used a tried and tested […]

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Pesto Butter Beans

A few weeks ago I wrote a blog all about beans, comparing nutritional values of our favourite beans. Now, it seems only appropriate that I should give you a bean recipe to enjoy. And these creamy pesto butter beans is just the one to get your taste-buds going. Ingredients: Pesto: Garlic clove x 1 Pine […]

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Have a Healthy Easter

The 5th March this year was Shrove Tuesday which immediately precedes Ash Wednesday. On Shrove Tuesday, many follow the tradition of eating pancakes. The idea of Shrove Tuesday is to use up all perishables like butter, milk and eggs before fasting for Lent.  Ash Wednesday marks the start of Lent; a Christian practice which replicates […]

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