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Know Your Fat(s)!

Fat… the word many fear, the word hugely understood and slammed in the media! But it’s about time we get to know the truth about FAT! It’s a topic which I often discuss with my personal training clients as fat isn’t all that bad….you just need to know which types you should be eating and […]

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Beginners Strength Workout

During lockdown some of you may have started exercising for the first time and now may be thinking of joining a gym. If you’re interested in doing some strength training but don’t know where to start then here is a simple beginners strength workout just for you! Joining a gym can be daunting, I’ll be […]

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Stress

We all know it’s easier said than done to just ‘relax’ and ‘chill out’ when we feel stressed. How many times has a friend told you they are stressed, and you’ve told them to take ‘some time out’, ‘have a bit of me time’ but, how often do you listen to these wise words yourself? […]

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Back To The Gym – Full Body Workout

Last week we posted a blog about getting back into the gym, so this week we’re sharing a ‘get back into the gym’ workout, this is a full body workout which can be adapted quite easily depending on your strength and fitness levels. This full body workout uses dumbbells, so if you don’t feel quite […]

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Nutrition and Mental Health

When it comes to nutrition, we are all aware of the effects it may have on us physically. If that’s aiding or hindering performance in the gym, our energy levels throughout the day and so on. But it’s not very often or not at all that we think of nutrition and mental health and the […]

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Brain Foods – Food To Boost Your Brain

Have you ever wondered how you can have moments reminiscing with friend, talking about all of the vivid memories from previous years, but then some days find yourself staring into an empty room wondering why you went in there in the first place?! I don’t know about you, but I do. Or, how I can […]

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Is It Important To Eat Breakfast?

Breakfast, the most important meal of the day. Right? When it comes to dietary and weight loss advice, being told to eat breakfast is probably one of the most common we get. Usually, with little reasoning too, apart from ‘it kickstarts your metabolism’ but we want to know the truth behind it and why it […]

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Group Outdoor Workout

We shared a similar workout to this on our social pages a few weeks ago and it got some great feedback so here’s another outdoor workout which you can do either with your buddy or as a group (remember to respect social distancing guidance). I love group or buddy outdoor workouts as you can motivate […]

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Black Bean Peanut Butter Brownies

You will not believe that the secret ingredient in this healthier version of brownies are black beans!! Yes, that’s right, black beans!!! Honestly, trust me on this….they taste amazing. These black bean peanut butter brownies are lower in sugar than normal brownies, have no butter (ok apart from the peanut butter!) and the black beans […]

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Carrot Fritters with Poached Eggs

These carrot fritters are simply AMAZING! and as it’s National Vegetarian Week it would be rude not to share this carrot fritter recipe with you. For a great main meal serve with two poached eggs and salad, but if you want something lighter then serve with a nice salad and a Greek yoghurt dip. They […]

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What Is Hypertension?

Did you know that the 17th May is National Hypertension Day? Some of you may be reading this and thinking what is hypertension? This short blog aims to help you get a better understanding of blood pressure and what hypertension is about? What Is Hypertension? Often when we get our blood pressure measured we get […]

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Healthy Egg Fried Rice Recipe

I love this healthy egg fried rice recipe at the moment. It’s super quick and easy to make and is often a go to dish of mine if I’m tight on time and want some healthy and satisfying. My toddler also loves this too, as I’m normally cooking it for the whole family including him, […]

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How To Stay Motivated During Lockdown

Making Light Of A “Bad” Situation – How To Tackle The Motivational Dip Following on from an episode of ‘This Morning’ with the lovely Holly & Phil, one of the greatest questions I have heard so far through this whole pandemic is…’What do you want to achieve out of this?’ It may seem a strange […]

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5 Reasons Workouts At Home Are Great!

Whilst the motive8 gym is still open for business, we know that this rapidly changing world of self isolation, home working and limited travel could be used as an excuse for you to forgo your usual workout routine. Yes, your workouts may now need to take a different approach, but still, even without equipment you […]

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Sleep Myths & Facts

Did you know that March is National Bed Month? Now we’re not saying for a second that everyone should all of a sudden take a “duvet day”! But we do think that people often underestimate the importance of sleep. We have previously written about the importance of sleep for health , and these days most […]

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