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Never Give Up Day!

Wednesday 18th August marks international “Never Give Up Day”, who knew? From the website it is quoted that: “Never Give Up Day is about a mindset of determination to help us get through even the hardest of challenges. It’s about motivating others, inspiring ourselves and remembering that even in hard times, the hardest, we can […]

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Alternative tips for good health

So, most our gym members and clients know that I (Emily) live bit of an alternative/hippie/spiritual/holistic lifestyle outside of the gym. And most of my clients will tell you how I incorporate a holistic approach to training sessions and how it benefits them. Here at motive8 we are also interested in good health. Good health […]

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Why you should have a step goal.

For general health and weight management, walking is by far the most effective (and simplest) thing you can do. You probably know you should be aiming for a step goal (10,000 is generally encouraged), but do you know WHY it’s so important? First of all, walking outside is generally considered to be one of the […]

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How Do You Keep Motivated?

This week I’m taking a slightly different stance with the blog. Let’s face it, it’s not been a great start to the year and of course, as a personal trainer, I could sit here and type out things I think you could use to keep you motivated, or what I’m doing to keep myself motivated. […]

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Why We Should Try To Stress Less!

When we are stressed our body only perceives it as one way and that is danger! Regardless of whether you are hugely stresses or just a little bit stressed, your body doesn’t care, it still perceives the stress as danger. This is because stress comes in numerous forms, but our body doesn’t know how to […]

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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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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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Exercise And Mental Health

Physical activity and exercise are well known for their positive effects on physical health and medical conditions such as heart disease, obesity as well as diabetes. Sometimes these benefits are often given more attention and emphasis than the positive benefits of exercise and mental health. However, due to the current lockdown situation, this attitude is […]

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The Benefits of Exercise on Mental Health

The mental health benefits we get from exercise far outweigh any others in my opinion. Whilst exercise and mental health are obviously closely linked, it’s easy getting caught up in the mindset that exercise is only there for fat loss and weight management or to help with stress. But there are more profound benefits of […]

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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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November’s Member of the Month – Bushra

If you are a regular here in the Marshall Street gym, you’ll have met Bushra. She is always either pushing herself hard on the treadmill, or giving it her all in her personal training session with Emily. She always chats to other members in gym, always smiles, and her hard work really shows in the […]

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We All Have Enough Time

There are a lot of quotes doing the rounds in the fitness industry about making time for personal health and well being. Examples include : “no one is too busy, it’s just a matter of priorities” “don’t wait, the time will never be just right” “someone who is busier than you is running right now” […]

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Simplicity Challenge

July 12th marks the date for National Simplicity Day so why not try a simplicity challenge? The national day was founded in honour of the poet and philosopher Henry David Thoreau who was an advocate of simple living. And you all know I’m a fan of the simple life; TV, house, new clothes, nah, don’t […]

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Meditation

You probably didn’t know this (I didn’t) but Monday 21st May was World Meditation Day. But just because the date has passed, don’t let that put you off giving meditation a go. I’m a big fan (like you didn’t know that!?). I think there are still many misconceptions about meditation, a big one “I don’t […]

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