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Are They Really New Diet Crazes?

It would appear (if you believe everything you read of course) that Paleo, 5:2 and Atkins are so last year – if not last decade! And whilst the terms “eat clean” or “clean eating” are now the most fashionable “diet” … Continue reading

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Fact or Fiction – 3 Myths About Exercise

The treadmill tells you you’ve burnt 500 calories after a 20 min run but you didn’t tell it your age or weight or sex; you finish every workout with 100 crunches but still can’t see your six pack; and you … Continue reading

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HIIT And TRX Workout

The TRX, what a simple but awesome piece of kit. As a personal trainer, I use the TRX in my sessions a lot. I love the versatility of the TRX and the challenge of using your body weight for the exercises. … Continue reading

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Seasonal Spag Bol Recipe!

July is the month of Courgettes, Beetroot, Chilli’s and loads of other fruit and veg! It’s also the month of some lovely hot weather (sometimes), so this recipe is perfect! This seasonal spag bol recipe is a great low carb,  … Continue reading

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Workout Motivation – Reason or Excuse?

A couple of months ago I shared my 10 minute rule tip, a simple way of getting your backside into gear when you really can’t be bothered doing your workout. This week I thought I’d share another simple workout motivation … Continue reading

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Changing Your Training Environment – 4 Key Factors

Everyone likes to train in different ways, in different environments. I don’t pretend to be any sort of psychologist, but it does really interest me how motivation and therefore training adaptation can be altered so much by the environment that … Continue reading

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5 Gym Bag Essentials I Just Wouldn’t Train Without

Back with another modest but unbelievably epic blog covering my gym bag essentials. For me, these five items must be in my bag as I head to the gym as they help mobilize, motivate and prepare me for exercise. Now don’t … Continue reading

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Cauliflower Curry And Poached Eggs Recipe

You may notice that here at motive8 we are massive fans of cauliflower! We’re not talking high-fat cauliflower cheese, or boiled to an inch of it’s life cauliflower, but healthy recipes such as cauliflower rice, Kate’s spicy cauliflower bites snack recipe, … Continue reading

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3 Short, Sharp Fitness Blasts

Summer is upon us and like myself, most people are loving the idea of taking advantage of the longer days, warmer weather and feeling fitter, stronger and generally more awesome! With this beautiful weather were experiencing you might want to … Continue reading

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Spiced Cauliflower Bites

Back in April I posted a picture of these tasty and spicy cauliflower bites on our Instagram, but just in case you missed it, here it is the recipe for you in full detail! The brilliant thing about cauliflower is … Continue reading

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