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Mental Health Awareness

What is Mental Health? The World Health Organisation (WHO) defines mental health as: “A state of well-being in which every individual realises his or her own potential, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and is able to make a contribution to his or her community.” Mental health affects […]

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Concussion – What Is It and Should I Train?

Having been severely concussed several times myself and observed/treated many many clients with concussion I felt it necessary to spread a little knowledge about this invisible threat. I had one client message me recently asking whether they should attend their session; “I got concussed in the game Saturday, should I still train tonight?”. Although a […]

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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 Do It In 12 Journey – Measurement Week!

  The last 3 weeks of doing our Do It In 12 Personal Training programme have seen frustration at myself for not getting enough workouts in; an obsession with calories and carbohydrates that became totally ridiculous; and a mild panic when it started approaching measurement time. I AM human after all! I’m definitely feeling pressure to […]

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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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Ieuan’s Protein Boost Shake

Today’s installment of the Tuesday Treat is a simple concoction that will give you the protein and energy boost you need. This Protein Boost Shake is perfect for anyone who is on the move, can’t fit a snack or meal in, or simply those looking for a quick protein boost post-workout. I sit slurping on […]

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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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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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Roasted Vegetable Soup Recipe

I know what you’re thinking; we can’t seriously be giving you a recipe for roasted vegetable soup?! Surely, you just chop up some veg, whack them in the oven, blitz them in a blender and hey presto, done. Nope. For starters, I’m not blitzing all  of the veg as I’m making a chunky soup. Secondly, […]

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Ieuan’s New Training Perspective – Keeping Your Training Fresh

Prior to Christmas I was feeling a lull in my motivation to train and get my backside to the gym. I was becoming tired of constantly going through the same motions, the same exercises, the same set and rep protocols, and generally knowing what was coming from the rigmarole that was my training. My rapidly […]

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The Whats, Whys, and Hows of Stress!

What is Stress? Generally, we see stress as sense of pressure, negative emotions, and unpleasant tension. Contemporary, psychological, definitions of stress break the concept down. It is broken down into “stressors” (e.g., external environmental factors) and the “response to the stressors” (e.g., feeling pressured). The concept of stress involves physiological, behavioural, and psychological consequences. Stress […]

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My Do It In 12 Journey

The testimonials and the photos speak for themselves when it comes to the Do It In 12 personal training programme. If we’ve had such a great success and we know that the package works; why would a personal trainer do it? To experience the challenge of course! Do It In 12 is not easy. We ask our personal training clients […]

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Lunchtime 30 Minute Workouts

One of the traps I think people fall into is worrying that if they workout they must do an hour. Well, all I can say is codswallop! If you know what you’re doing and are prepared to work hard then I believe you can still get amazing results in 30 minutes, so I’m going to share not […]

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Bulletproof Your Running

Running Injury Management Having recently attended an extremely valuable talk on running injury, the following article to ‘bulletproof your running’ provides my reflections and the useful concepts that were shared. The talk was given by a very knowledgeable, experienced, and research driven guy called Peter Francis, who is based at Leeds Beckett and heads up […]

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