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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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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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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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Let’s Talk Body Image

This is the second part of our series for Mental Health Awareness Week. If you missed Emily’s blog, click here. This week I did a presentation on body image to one of the local companies in the area and I wanted to share what we discussed. So let’s talk body image – what it is […]

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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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How Did A Vegan Cope in Japan?

You may remember a similar blog when I went to China. Going to Japan, I was determined I was going to have proper Japanese food. Bowls of Ramen noodles, endless amounts of gyozas, tofu coming out of my ears, katsu curry and sushi. Some people were skeptical. So how did a vegan cope in Japan? […]

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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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March’s Member of the Month

Dave Lawson is March’s Member of the Month. The team nominated him purely for his absolute dedication. He totally represents the phrase we used as our image for this blog. This guy comes in and smashes his workout regardless of his injuries (there have been many!) or the time of day he comes in. He […]

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Get The Results You Want

Here’s a list of some really exciting fitness things: 1)  Starting a cool new programme with loads of interesting new exercises you haven’t seen before; 2) Telling everyone your goals and posting your training on social media, #fitfam #workoutwednesday #norestdays #grind; 3) Hitting new personal bests or records. But guess what?  Most of the exciting stuff isn’t what’s going […]

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Get Back to Health

Since I came back from holiday, I have been reflecting and really want to prioritise my health. Before I went away, I had let myself get drained and exhausted. As such, it was hard for me to give 100% to my clients when I was not feeling 100% myself.  You can think of the line […]

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Sleep For Health

I am the bearer of good news, March is National Bed Month! Turn off that alarm clock and grab some extra zzz’s. How lush does that sound? No doubt the majority of us aren’t getting enough sleep or sleep of decent quality. But we are learning more and more of the detrimental effects poor sleep […]

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Chorizo Style Beans

I’ve never actually had chorizo. I turned veggie before it became “a thing”. I’m also not a big “fake meat” fan; it’s generally processed and tastes like plastic. However, having it once every so often is a great way of getting some protein in my diet. There’s been a whole new vegan range from Iceland […]

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February’s Members Of The Month

Marc and Craig started training at the Motive8 gym at the start of the year. They bring a smile and some banter; they work hard, and -more importantly – praise for most of our music choices (although we’re not entirely sure about theirs – they requested Peter Andre’s Mysterious Girl afterall)! It was a no […]

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Alex’s Training Goals for 2019

Full disclosure, I’ve never been a fan of ‘New Year’s Resolutions,’ mainly because the average one lasts about 13 days!  With that said, I do like setting training goals for the coming year so that I have something solid in my mind to build towards. Put simply, by the end of 2019 I plan to… […]

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Transformation Thursday

You may remember Maddie from the previous blog we wrote about her. That was September 2018 and Maddie had lost a stone and a half. But Maddie didn’t stop there. Another Do It In 12 later and a Race For Fitness competition, combined with balancing her food and social life; sees Maddie 2 stone and […]

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