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Is Dry January Worth It?

Dry January hit the news this week. The Independent looked at what happens to the body when you go “cold turkey” and give up the booze; another newspaper stated that only two thirds of people will stick with it until the end … Continue reading

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Obesity – Where Bigger Is Not Better!

Here’s a scary fact for you that was published in the Guardian in November last year: 26.9% of the UK are OBESE. To give you an idea of what this statistic means, the NHS website states that 1 in 4 adults … Continue reading

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10 Reasons To Have A Personal Trainer

New year, new me, same story. Have you once again made a resolution to get fitter, leaner or stronger this year? At this point have you actually changed anything to meet this goal? Or are you currently just doing the … Continue reading

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The 3 Minute Workout – What’s Your Excuse?

As personal trainers we hear the excuse of “it’s hard to find time” a lot. To be honest, I use that excuse myself too! That’s why interval training protocols like Tabata are great – it’s only 4 minutes work. But … Continue reading

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The Motive8 Teams’ New Year Resolutions – Or Not?!

We have nearly made it through the first week of 2018 and so far, so good (apart from dropping both of my phones down the toilet!). New Year resolutions are something that get a bad rap off most people, and … Continue reading

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Top Tips On Sticking To New Year Resolutions

New year’s resolutions! Most make them. Most break them! Now be honest. How many of you swore come January second you were to become a 5-a-day vegetable eating, non-smoking, meat-once-weekly eating, 2 litre water drinking, 7-days-a-week gym bunny? On top … Continue reading

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What Does a Balanced Diet Look Like?

How many of you splurged a bit this Christmas? Who do you know who uses Christmas as an excuse to eat and drink what they like as they’ll “sort it in the new year”? Who was keen to get back … Continue reading

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Emily’s Leg Workout

I’ve been pretty active over the years but I was never really sure what to do in the gym….did I train all body parts in one day? Should I split my training into an upper body workout and a leg … Continue reading

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When the Fodmap Vegan met the Buddha Bowl!

I currently follow so many fodmap and vegans on instagram, whose food is so beautifully presented, that I spend a lot of my time hungry! One thing I have noticed however, is that this delicious looking food is predominantly presented in a … Continue reading

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What are the Fitness Trends for 2018?

Do any of your new years resolutions include fitness related goals? Are you looking for inspiration for something new and exciting to start in 2018? Then look no further! I have done the hard work for you (other than actually … Continue reading

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