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It’s ok to take breaks!

If I told you that this blog has taken 2 Pomodoros to write, do you instantly think about tomatoes? Well, funnily enough – so did I, but it’s not. The Pomodoro Technique is a time management system which not only says “it’s ok to take breaks” but it is designed around those breaks. With a […]

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Why you should have a step goal.

For general health and weight management, walking is by far the most effective (and simplest) thing you can do. You probably know you should be aiming for a step goal (10,000 is generally encouraged), but do you know WHY it’s so important? First of all, walking outside is generally considered to be one of the […]

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Top Fitness Tips For 2021

Say goodbye to what was 2020 and hellooooo to what can only be a much better 2021! And whilst the new year rolls in with some restrictions, we shouldn’t let that dampen our fitness mojo. So our team of personal trainers have put together their top fitness tips for 2021 to keep you motivated. Jenny […]

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Your In-Office Exercise Guide

A couple of weeks ago, we wrote about the 3 movements you should be doing. It was an acknowledgement that the majority of us have changed the way that we work and that we probably need to move more! Based on your feedback, here is the supplement guide – the handout you would receive at […]

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Top Tips For Planning Your Training

It can often be overwhelming and confusing to say the least when it comes to planning a workout ready to hit the gym. With so many exercises out there it’s almost impossible to choose, let alone only choose a few to cram into a 60-minute session?! And then we have to decide what to train, […]

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How to go more Plant-Based

Over lockdown (the first one!) I completed a Vegetarian and Vegan Nutrition Diploma online. I appreciate that this may seem a strange choice given that we have many vegetarians in the team and I have been vegan for 26 years, but I’m always open to new learning! Not only did I learn new stuff about […]

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The 3 Movements You Should Be Doing

There’s no denying it, lockdown has had a massive effect on the way that the majority of people work – even the personal trainers here at motive8! The time that was saved on the daily commute, is now spent sat at the computer. Technology such as Teams and Zoom means endless back to back meetings […]

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The Truth About Water and Dehydration

Ahh the joys of life – creaky knees, stiff back, the can’t quite touch your toes mornings, the I can’t quite get out of bed days.  It’s a tangible forest of aches, pains and fatigue. Did you know that this could be helped without a miracle cure? That’s right – this blog will bring you […]

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Coconut Chickpea Curry

This week is National Curry Week, but to be honest the team here at motive8 don’t need this as a reason to enjoy a good curry! Curries often get a bit of bad press for not being very healthy, but a homemade curry can be very healthy and often a great way of getting in […]

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Back Care & Back Pain

This week is Back Care Awareness Week! So it only feels right to speak up about back pain, the commonness of it, potential causes and risk factors! Back pain is, unfortunately, a very common condition. 1 in 7 general practice consultations are associated with back pain and 3.4 million working days were lost in 2016-17 […]

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Why We Should Try To Stress Less!

When we are stressed our body only perceives it as one way and that is danger! Regardless of whether you are hugely stresses or just a little bit stressed, your body doesn’t care, it still perceives the stress as danger. This is because stress comes in numerous forms, but our body doesn’t know how to […]

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Beth’s Banging Broccoli & Lentil Pasta!

In the words of our Personal Trainer, Beth, this recipe ‘is banging’! A green lentil pasta dish with a creamy broccoli sauce! This healthy pasta recipe takes no time to put together, has a good healthy source of carbs and protein and the creamy sauce makes it feel a little indulgent! The lentils give an […]

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What Is Blood Pressure?

This week is Blood Pressure UK’s, ‘Know Your Numbers Week’. A week dedicated to raising awareness of high blood pressure and encouraging people to get theirs checked. The NHS describe blood pressure as a measure of force that your heart uses / requires to pump blood around your body. When we measure blood pressure, we […]

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Back To School! Nutrition For Children

School is back! But, like everything at the moment, due to Covid-19, there will be a lot of changes that are put in place and in some schools this involves the shutting of canteens for children! So that being said, I guess it’s time we put our thinking caps on, become a little more organised […]

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Know Your Fat(s)!

Fat… the word many fear, the word hugely understood and slammed in the media! But it’s about time we get to know the truth about FAT! It’s a topic which I often discuss with my personal training clients as fat isn’t all that bad….you just need to know which types you should be eating and […]

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