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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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New Year Meditation

As 2018 is came to a close, many of you will have seen in the New Year toasting champagne at midnight. Unless of course, you are me. I chose to spend my New Year in silent meditation. Not just the evening of the 31st but 10 days of silent meditation. Sorry, what? On the 27th December, […]

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30 Day Challenge

Before I went on holiday last month, which was very overdue, I was starting to drink more and more coffee. I tend to drink coffee for the enjoyment of it rather than the caffeine fix, usually having just one a day. But because I was feeling so tired, my single coffee a day had snuck […]

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Christmas Countdown and Weight Gain

Ok, you can shoot me for mentioning the “C” word in November. Heck, I’ll shoot myself. But I’m gonna talk about it anyway. My birthday falls exactly 6 weeks before Christmas Eve, so now that’s been, I am accepting of the festive build-up and the Christmas Countdown. My friend and I have been discussing how […]

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Small Wins For Motivation

Maintaining motivation in your training can often be hard. This will cause us to go through peaks and troughs in our desire to go to the gym. The focus on one specific “holy grail” goal that will be (hopefully) achieved in 6 weeks or whenever it may be, can often feed into our drooping motivation. […]

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Is lack of sleep ruining your diet?

Your trainer has told you to get a good nights sleep. You’ve read it in a magazine too. But why do people say this? Is lack of sleep really ruining your diet? Not directly, but quite possibly, yes. I’m reflecting on this because this is a cycle I have just been through. I’m here to tell […]

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What Fitness Means to Me

No, I’m not here to try and come up with some arbitrary definition of fitness.  I’m actually here to talk about what fitness means to me: my own relationship with health and exercise; what drives me to train, and why I enjoy the process so much. A little about my background Although slightly odd for […]

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Motive8’s September Members Of The Month

Yes. It’s Members, plural, this month. Simply because we couldn’t pick one and not the other. You’ll find this dynamic duo training together at lunch times; taking over the end room and giggling like – well, girls! But don’t misunderstand their girly giggles; as these ladies take their lifting seriously. Gym members Mel and Elyse […]

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National Fitness Day – What Does Fitness Mean To You?

The 26th September is National Fitness Day (NFD). A whole day dedicated especially to fitness!  NFD will raise awareness of the benefits of fitness and activity on our health. At Motive8 North, this is our passion and we have a whole week of promotions and activities coming up. Each trainer will also be writing a […]

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Changing Your Eating; It’s Not All About Looking Good

Changing Our Eating; It’s Not All About Looking Good As Personal Trainers we get a lot of questions regarding how to change our eating habits, and peoples motives are very often image driven. I’ve spoken previously about not relying on the scales for image. Good nutrition, however, is not all about looking good. Appearance is […]

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Exercise and mental health

It’s mental health awareness week for those of you who didn’t already know. Poor mental health is becoming a serious concern for many. Stress is a big contributing factor in the rise of ill-mental health. Stress itself isn’t directly a mental health condition. But our inability to cope with stress can lead to the decline […]

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Which Diet Works The Best?

Weight Watchers? Atkins? Ketogenic? Cabbage soup? Paleo? Vegetarian? Mediterranean? You’ve likely heard of one or more of these diets. You may well have tried one or two. But which diet works the best? The question should be “best at what?”. Diet can be defined as “the food we habitually eat”. As in “junk food diet” […]

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