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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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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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Hypertrophy – Is It Just About Getting Hench?

Remember what happened when the team of Personal Trainers got together to discuss weight loss vs fat loss? Well, we did it again! This time we targeted hypertrophy. Although lacking one of Josh’s powerpoint presentations; we still managed to discuss – well, pretty much everything! What people think it is, what it really is, training, […]

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December’s Member of the Month – Tom

We often don’t sing enough about the real heroes in the gym. These are the people who give 100% all the time – both inside and outside of the gym. Who really work for what they want, are consistent and are not afraid to give anything a go. One such hero is Tom Linforth which […]

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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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Sound Bath Meditation

Have you seen the adverts for Sound Bath Meditations hosted by me, Emily, at Motive8 North? Have you thought WTF does that have to do with fitness? Or even WTF is a Sound Bath Meditation? Most of you know that I have a very holistic approach to fitness, or rather wellness. I’m a yoga teacher, […]

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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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Let’s Talk Body Image

This is the second part of our series for Mental Health Awareness Week. If you missed Emily’s blog, click here. This week I did a presentation on body image to one of the local companies in the area and I wanted to share what we discussed. So let’s talk body image – what it is […]

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Love Your Body

Welcome to the inside ramblings of my mind. This was my inner dialogue from last week and I thought it was worthy content to share.  Important content in fact. All the reasons why I love my body and why you should love your body too! Love your body: Our bodies are high-performance machines. We don’t […]

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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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February Chocolate Detox

British Heart Foundation is challenging everyone in February to give up their beloved chocolate in support of the charity. This is not just giving up chocolate bars but everything that contains cocoa, including the sprinkles on your cappuccino. They have named the chocolate detox challenge “Dechox”.  At some point in our lives, heart disease is […]

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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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