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Meet Our New Personal Trainers!

We would like to introduce you to the new boys in town! Meet our new personal trainers Josh Davies and Colton Roche!! These guys are a great addition to the team and we’re excited to see what their experience brings to their clients. It’s only right then that we get to know them a little […]

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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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20 Minute Full Body Workout

Short for time? Here’s an effective full body workout you can get through in just 20 minutes. Yes, you heard me….just 20 minutes! One of the most common reasons for not working out is ‘I don’t have time’. Ask yourself truthfully if you go for a cheeky drink or dinner after work during the week […]

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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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motive8 Personal Training – Happy Birthday!

This month we celebrate our 8th Birthday in Leeds! Wow! I remember when we first set up the motive8 personal training studio at Marshall Court back in 2011…there were long days and nights spent decorating and kitting it out, but 8 years on the hard work we initially put in to setting up the studio […]

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Training In The Heat

It felt like it took a while, but I think we can all agree summer is finally here. With scorching temperatures and high humidity, training in the heat can be hard and potentially dangerous if the right precautions aren’t taken. Now I know it is tempting to sip Pimms in the garden instead of a […]

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Training For Bigger Arms!

It’s officially summer time which can only mean one thing, tight short sleeve shirts for the garden parties and BBQs. Whether you’re raising a glass or a burger, we all want to look a little “swole” to impress on-lookers and earn some ego-boosting compliments. When training for bigger arms it’s important to remember that the […]

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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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Step Workout

Whilst I would love this to be step aerobics, it’s not. That didn’t stop the classes I did this with think that they may have to brush up on their mambo chasse technique! But no, this is a step workout that simply uses – a step! That’s it. It doesn’t have to be a traditional […]

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Top Tips For A Healthier Lower Back

Non-specific lower back pain is one of the most common injuries both in and out of the gym. And what causes it? The truth is, sometimes it can be hard to pinpoint the exact cause. Imbalances between muscles, varying tenseness or laxity in certain groups are just a few examples. But they can be rectified […]

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Complete Full Body Circuit

The workout I’ve designed for you this week is a complete full body circuit. It incorporates cardio as well as strength for the upper and lower body. A whole workout for your heart and lungs as well as fat loss. It has been tried and tested in my evening circuit classes.  It can also be […]

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Crispy Ginger and Sesame Tofu

If you haven’t already guessed based on previous posts, I love tofu. It is a staple in my household. As a vegan it is a great source of protein. Of course there are lots of varieties of tofu out there; but you don’t need to buy pre-flavoured stuff if you can flavour it right. This […]

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10 Minute Dumbbell Workout

I’ll be entirely honest. I wasn’t convinced by this workout until I tested it! On paper, whilst I knew it would be physically challenging, I just wasn’t sure. A 10 minute dumbbell workout isn’t everyone’s cup of tea! I played around with it a little – added one whole cardio round in it – and […]

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