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Top Tips for Presenting Confidently

Ieuan’s Top Tips for Giving Confdent Presentations Most of us at some time in our lives will have to give some form of presentation. Whether this be leading meetings, public events, conferences, or weddings etc. It is not an easy thing to do and is very nerve racking. The thought of looking stupid and being […]

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A Vegan and the Ketogenic Diet

Once again, this is a blog born from a conversation in the gym. Keto and Ketogenic diets. Are they any good? Well, shall we try one and find out? Is a vegan ketogenic diet even possible? If you’ve not heard of “Keto” yet – where have you been? This is a very low carbohydrate and […]

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Food Diary of A PT

I had one of my clients ask me last week what would be a naughty meal/food I would eat if I could eat anything. It was actually hard for me to answer. Eating well is my lifestyle. It’s something I actually enjoy. I like stuff that’s good for me, it makes me feel good. If […]

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Meal Prep: Marinated Chicken, Wedges and Spinach

To compliment the blog I wrote last week about cardio and weight loss, this week’s food blog is about meal prep. If you can set aside a few hours on a Sunday night to prep meals for the next few days, then it can really help with adhering to your nutrition plan. My current macronutrient […]

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Gout and the 20-30 year olds!

We’re often compared to hairdressers because of the small talk that goes on in this gym! Last week we were talking about the rise of gout in 20-30 year old’s and how this seemed to coincide with the rise of craft beer. In fact, the statistics say, there has been a 30% increase in cases […]

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Client Success Stories – Joanne Baranelli

It’s great to have an opportunity to share our client success stories – especially when they prove people wrong! Joanne is one such example. She proved that regardless of having her own business, she could make time to exercise and plan her food. She also showed us that it definitely does NOT slow down when […]

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Welcome To Our New Personal Trainer – Joe

Some of you may have noticed that there’s a new kid on the block.  But this 22 year old is here to prove he’s more than just his biceps! Welcome to our new personal trainer – Joe Bradbury What qualifications do you have? I’m currently in my final year of my BSC Sport and Exercise […]

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Personal Training Success Story!

Val was one of my first personal training clients after starting at motive8 back in September. I think she may have had some apprehensions initially with me being a new personal trainer. But I too felt some pressure to do a good job and not let her down. Luckily, we built a great relationship and […]

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5-4-3-2-1 Body Weight Circuit

Another body weight circuit you can do anytime, anywhere. I tested this body weight circuit workout in my class today so we’re good to go. As with all circuits, you work to your own ability. You can always adjust it to make it easier or harder. Circuits are are great way to get a full […]

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My Do It In 12 Journey – 3 Weeks To Go!

I can’t believe that there are only 3 weeks to go in my Do It In 12 journey! I’m not going to say it’s been perfect; there have definitely been highs and lows, moments of self-sabotage, a harsh word (or two), but also some real feel good moments. Lessons Learnt So Far Exercise needs to part […]

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Strength Training Workout

  In my personal opinion, but also an opinion that is shared by many practitioners around the world; strength underpins so many sporting and clinical attributes. Anything from the ability to decelerate, change direction and re-accelerate to the overall quality of life, can be affected by strength. That’s why it’s important to include an element […]

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Chicken Basque Recipe

This week I can take no credit for the recipe. When I got home for Easter I was greeted with one of the best meals I have had in while. Not only did it taste lovely, but this chicken basque recipe allows you to decide how much protein you want to hit your protein goal […]

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Top 5 Stress Management Tips

Stress Management: A “Real World” Perspective In recent weeks I published a blog article on the whats, whys, and hows of stress which drew on some of the psychology of stress and the management of stress. What I wanted to do with the current article was to offer a little more of a “real world” […]

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Mental Health Awareness

What is Mental Health? The World Health Organisation (WHO) defines mental health as: “A state of well-being in which every individual realises his or her own potential, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and is able to make a contribution to his or her community.” Mental health affects […]

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My Dieting Experience (Part 2)

Part 2 of my dieting experience; this was meant to be part one or the only part actually, but I got carried away with writing so split it into two! I recently attempted to diet as an experiment (again! Call it market research…..I care about my clients!). I had absolutely no need to diet! This […]

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