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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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New Year Meditation (part 2)

And now, the moment you have all been waiting for. The gym-hippie has returned to tell her tale. If anyone read my previous blog, I explained how I would be spending my New Year at a 10-day silent meditation retreat. Not for the weak minded. This was one of my biggest challenges yet. Described to us on the […]

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New Year Meditation

As 2018 is came to a close, many of you will have seen in the New Year toasting champagne at midnight. Unless of course, you are me. I chose to spend my New Year in silent meditation. Not just the evening of the 31st but 10 days of silent meditation. Sorry, what? On the 27th December, […]

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30 Day Challenge

Before I went on holiday last month, which was very overdue, I was starting to drink more and more coffee. I tend to drink coffee for the enjoyment of it rather than the caffeine fix, usually having just one a day. But because I was feeling so tired, my single coffee a day had snuck […]

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Motive8’s Christmas Gift Ideas for Her

Last week we shared Motive8’s Christmas gift ideas for him, so this week we look at Motive8’s Christmas gift ideas for her! With Christmas fast approaching, it’s that time of year when we gents start to panic about what to get those important ladies in our lives. With that in mind, here’s my top gift […]

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Alex’s Top 5 Handy Food & Diet Tips

So, instead of giving you just another recipe; this week I thought I’d give you some handy food tips & diet tips. You can put into action straight away to start seeing the results you’re after both in terms of gym performance and body composition. Tip 1: Track This one probably won’t come as a […]

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Cholesterol Facts

October is National Cholesterol Awareness Month. Maybe you, a family member or a friend suffer from high cholesterol. Everyone and everything is telling you to reduce your cholesterol. But what exactly is cholesterol? What does it do? And should you be worried about it? Up your knowledge with these cholesterol facts. What is cholesterol? A lipid […]

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What Fitness Means to Me

No, I’m not here to try and come up with some arbitrary definition of fitness.  I’m actually here to talk about what fitness means to me: my own relationship with health and exercise; what drives me to train, and why I enjoy the process so much. A little about my background Although slightly odd for […]

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Motive8’s September Members Of The Month

Yes. It’s Members, plural, this month. Simply because we couldn’t pick one and not the other. You’ll find this dynamic duo training together at lunch times; taking over the end room and giggling like – well, girls! But don’t misunderstand their girly giggles; as these ladies take their lifting seriously. Gym members Mel and Elyse […]

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Breakfast ideas

Let’s talk about breakfast. Not on whether you should or shouldn’t eat it (previous blog) but “what else can I eat besides eggs?”. A client recently posed this question, but perhaps I’m the wrong person to answer it as everyone knows my obsession with porridge. But I do love food and especially breakfast! So here I […]

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National Fitness Day – What Does Fitness Mean To You?

The 26th September is National Fitness Day (NFD). A whole day dedicated especially to fitness!  NFD will raise awareness of the benefits of fitness and activity on our health. At Motive8 North, this is our passion and we have a whole week of promotions and activities coming up. Each trainer will also be writing a […]

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Client Success Stories – Do It In 12

We all have different reasons for starting our fitness and weight-loss journeys. When Maddie signed up for personal training she had specific goals for us to help her achieve.  A holiday was booked for August and she wanted to not only look good but feel good for it. Do It In 12 was perfectly timed […]

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What Does 100g Look Like?

Everyone seems to be using apps to record every morsel of food these days! It’s also definitely become more popular to pay more attention to the nutritional information displayed on a packet. None of these are bad things of course….unless it’s not recorded correctly that is. Nutritional information is predominantly displayed as per 100g – […]

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Changing Your Eating; It’s Not All About Looking Good

Changing Our Eating; It’s Not All About Looking Good As Personal Trainers we get a lot of questions regarding how to change our eating habits, and peoples motives are very often image driven. I’ve spoken previously about not relying on the scales for image. Good nutrition, however, is not all about looking good. Appearance is […]

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