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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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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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